The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90013 USA

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Sun 11a-8p
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    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“walk thru a tunnel of books in the Labyrinth”

The Labyrinth features a massive, chaotic, maze-like space housing more than 100,000 used books, all at $1 each. It features doors that lead nowhere, time-travel portholes looking into an artist's rendition of outer space, and "secret passage ways" leading into hidden book rooms. People seemed to especially enjoy selling their used books to us, as one of the last places in LA still buying books.  Our inventory quickly overflowed the shelves, and at the end of our lease June 2011 the Last Bookstore moved to the 10,000 sq. ft location at 5th & Spring St.  A record shop and coffee bar filled out the ground floor September, 2011.  Most recently, we expanded another 6,100 sq. ft. by opening up the Labyrinth Above the Last Bookstore on our mezzanine level, with over 100,000 books all priced at one dollar each!  Now we’ve become the largest independent bookstore in California buying and selling used & new books and records. The name was chosen with irony, but it has become a self-fulfilling prophecy as physical bookstores are dying out like dinosaurs from the meteoric impact of Amazon and e-books.  With our constant turnover of stock, regular musical and literary events, and coffee and vinyl LP shop, we book-lovers at the Last Bookstore hope to last as long as we can in downtown LA’s vibrant new community.  Join the cause!  Buy, sell, trade, and above all read real books…before they’re gone.

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Buddy B.

First of all, to the person who said they wished the store was "bigger" is probably not in their right mind. The place is big, bold and full of good finds. My second trip here I split up with my... Read more

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Jessica W.

This has to be the coolest bookstore I've ever been to! I'm an avid reader and fount tons of hard-to-find books I've been looking for on their shelves! I can't wait to go again! Read more

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Joshua M.

I was on my way to LA and I found myself here cause my sister lives near by I can find myself for hours in the last bookstore but this time I took my girlfriend she liked all the rooms and... Read more

The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, California
90013 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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