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The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90013 USA

2,476 Reviews
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Closed Now
Opens Fri 11a
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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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Uriel x M.

Love this place BUT I have to give it 4 stars for a very specific reason everyone there is so kind everyone is so helpful EXCEPT the people that work the front guarding the bags right in the... Read more

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Samantha B.

THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! I loved just walking around. In fact, I spent so much time exploring, it took me a long time to realize this was a used bookstore. They do have a lot of things in new... Read more

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Jeff T.

A large historic looking bookstore with two floors carrying a wide assortment of books. It looks like it used to possibly be a bank or something because they have these vaults with books inside.... Read more

The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, California
90013 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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