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.

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French toast with strawberries and maple syrup butter is yum! I had it at Valerie’s Bakery.

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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.

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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.

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

The book-art is so cool, and there is a very nice travel section.

last bookstore los angeles

last bookstore los angeles

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..?

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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.

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