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The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. Currently, in our third incarnation, we began in 2005 in a downtown Los Angeles loft. That’s when owner Josh Spencer took his decade of experience selling everything from cars to clothes online and focused instead on his first love: books. During the revitalization of downtown LA, we grew quickly to our current 22,000 sq. ft. space in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th & Spring.

 

The name was chosen with irony but seems more appropriate with each passing day as physical bookstores die out like dinosaurs from the meteoric impact of Amazon and e-books. We continue to BUY, SELL, and TRADE as we have from day one. In addition to over 250,000 NEW and USED books on two floors, including our new Arts & Rare Book Annex, our shared space includes tens of thousands of VINYL RECORDS and GRAPHIC NOVELS, a huge mezzanine level that includes the Labyrinth Above the Last Bookstore, Dave Lovejoy ArtGather Yarn Shop, Fold Gallery, and the Spring Arts Collective gallery shops.  Truly something for everyone. Somehow we became one of the largest independent bookstores in the world still standing. We continue to be amazed at how we got here. It’s ALL thanks to people like you who want to keep actual books and records existing in the world. Join the cause — visit us soon!

Exploring The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles

Support our adventures securely with PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/oddityodysseys This bookstore in DTLA is unlike any other. Come and see how! Written by: Bethany Guerrero Cinematography and Visual Effects by: C. Drew Unser Special Thanks to: Katie Orphan CAMERA GEAR AND SETUP (AFFILIATE LINKS!!) Cameras For Video: (Amazon) GoPro Hero2: https://amzn.to/2tfT2vY (Amazon) Canon 5D: https://amzn.to/2Dvw6xn (Amazon) Canon 7D: https://amzn.to/2tlaM93 (Amazon) Camera Lens: https://amzn.to/2DyJXDf (Amazon) Audio: https://amzn.to/2GyLg7C (Amazon) Audio: https://amzn.to/2IxXX58 Music by: incompetech.com “Thinking Out Loud” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Aitech” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Opportunity Walks” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “George Street Shuffle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Covert Affair” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Funkorama” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Textures by: startextures.com Fonts by: fontsquirrel.com All images utilized under Educational Fair Use: http://springartstower.com/ http://www.themonolith.com/music/op-ed-david-lowery-vs-pandora-who-is-right/attachment/empty-bank-vault/ http://xoomclips.com/more_clip.php?id=ftwqv28S4TA http://hagleyvault.org/post/74383782597/spring-street-los-angeles-california-1942
The Last Bookstore | California Live | NBCLA

The Last Bookstore | California Live | NBCLA

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