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Reviewed yesterday

Having explored the nearby Grand Central Market, we headed to The Last Bookstore to see what all the fuss was about! Inside, this large store overflows with vintage, rare and eclectic books, vinyl and records. Filled with 'instagrammable' displays (the hole in the bookshelf, for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank twinsthattravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some places that have unique souls. This is one of which you can breathe a different air, smell a different age and see a unique personality in everything your eyes land on. We went for our first visit and we took a satisfying...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mmourad-hr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting here, the store looks pretty cool. The classics section is a great place to look around and start reading a few books.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Skye P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful place to visit and see (not touch) rare book/magazine editions along with artwork hung on the walls. The rest of the two story building houses new/used books and local artists also can display their creations. Also a tunnel of books and a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank humudog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on 28th July. It was a very unique and fun place to visit, and had almost every book imaginable (historic, iconic collections as well as various non-fiction/ fiction books), and also independent stalls for knitting, cameras, and stationery. We purchased 2 books,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank maroonmol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love books, this is a fun place to visit in LA. I went with my two teenage daughters, and they loved it. It is funky and fun, with sculptures made from books and pages of books. It's in an old bank, so there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you are not looking to buy a physical book ( I am entirely digital at this time ), this is still an enjoyable way to spend an hour. Fun decor and displays. Great selection of books. Nice place to just cool down on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Muadib84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have some sort of bag check station at the door, but I went in with a giant bag and no one said anything to me. Narrow walkways, crowded, poorly labeled areas. Some exhibits on the second floor. Difficult to find a book if you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JD3073
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Loved wandering the aisles of this used bookstore. Whimsical artwork and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Former bank. You can check out some collections in the vault. Don’t go with a list. Give yourself some time. This is a place to explore to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank clairef246
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Cavernous, labyrinth, books galore, fascinating! Easy to have time pass quickly while exploring the artwork, displays, and books. Come in with an idea of what books you want and likely you will depart with other books on a multitude of topics, subjects, and especially those...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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viviennedBangalore
May 26, 2019|
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Response from GJ W | Reviewed this property |
Phone and wallet. Not happy about bags that could hold stolen items. This general area of Downtown is a bit edgy. all types walking around on the pavements.
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KPowell8
March 31, 2019|
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Response from Reed S | Reviewed this property |
No, just the normal receipt, I just grabbed a bookmark. That for me is a nice souvenir.
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from joslynrose | Reviewed this property |
Hi there!! I actually just took an Uber- it was inexpensive and more convenient. Enjoy your reading!! :D
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