This wasn’t a bad start. I didn’t get just one book though, oh no. The Last Bookstore is known for its dollar book catacombs, where books are sometimes organized by genre, or by color, or by country. Needless to say, I was up there for hours (I think two and a half was the final agreed upon time I spent perusing books).
I believe my final count on books was thirty. Yes, that’s right, I bought thirty one-dollar books. Why? Because who can say no to dollar books! I got books on linguistics, books on Shakespeare, books on British Literature, books on history, books on naturalism, books on poetry and, of course, books on politics, because I can.
The Last Bookstore also has a unique interior, featuring wide open spaces, book sculptures, geometrically manipulated bookshelves, a yarn store, a huge bottom floor full of new books, a giant science fiction section before the catacombs upstairs, and, for good measure, an art gallery.
In short, I could live there and be content.
So, dear reader, I would have to say if you are in the L.A. area or can get to it, The Last Bookstore is a great place for a book-lover or someone who is just a book-liker to go visit and check out. You won’t regret it because there’s something there for everyone to enjoy.
– Amanda Riggle
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