I would describe myself as quite the book lover, so The Last Bookstore in downtown LA was very high on my list to visit when I was in the city. The commute from Hollywood wasn’t too bad (I think just half an hour this time), and I started the day with getting breakfast at Central Market.
French toast with strawberries and maple syrup butter is yum! I had it at Valerie’s Bakery.
One thing that weirded me out somewhat – this was a Wednesday morning, 9 or 10 AM-ish, and there was just so few people on the streets. I would have thought that downtown LA would have been as busy as New York (the NY I’ve seen on TV anyway), but there were just a handful of what looked like homeless people and then me.
After breakfast – entertainment provided by two policemen and a rather noisy guy who made his way through the market – I walked towards The Last Bookstore which had opened by now. It was glorious! I think I spent at least an hour in there.
The book-art is so cool, and there is a very nice travel section.
I walked away with three new old books, for the neat price of 10.45 dollars. I bought John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Bill Bryson’s I’m A Stranger Here Myself and Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail. Can you guess a theme here..?
Thus somewhat heavier, I went on for the rest of my day out in Los Angeles, which I will write about in another post. Have you visited the Last Bookstore in L.A.? How did you like it? Comment below.