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[BHE 138] Book Hunting in LA – The Last Bookstore! And Book Gifts!

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Myra here.

We are now back in Singapore (woohoo)! That was a whirlwind travel. I can’t believe that our six-week trip is now over. My book hunting expedition posts however are far from finished as I am planning to space-out my book-travels and book-loot across a few more Sundays.

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Check out my almost-entire loot from the US. I am still waiting for a package to arrive here that we sent around the same time that we left – just so we can avoid overweight charges for our luggage.

Today, I am excited to share photographs from a very unique bookstore in Los Angeles – The Last Bookstore!

The Last Bookstore Los Angeles

453 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Special thanks to our beautiful hosts in Los Angeles who drove us all the way to this gorgeous place.

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Books are dangerous things.

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Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?

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Entrance of mortals.

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Labyrinth would be a great way to describe this bookstore.

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But there are signs along the way to help you navigate.

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Book art.

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More book art.

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Sounds like your kind of room? Yes, scifi, fantasy, and all things crazy and beautiful.

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Just a sampler right here.

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Buffet of books.

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And more.

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It’s so blurry, but it’s the best that we have. My 12 year old girl.

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And me!

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Now, how did they do this?

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Light and shade

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Books arranged by color.

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This part here is more aesthetically driven – but they all belong to the same genre, so that’s fine.

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Dizzy but happy.

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My kind of place clearly.

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Art, books, love.

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Surreal art.

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And there are paintings too.

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And more.

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This place knows my soul.

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Mirrors and reflections.

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Now ain’t that book tree absolutely delightful?

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Happy bookhunter!

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Amazing book art everywhere!

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The section on crime and horror.

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She looks forbidding.

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The Kids’ Section is in the ground level.

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Loads of new titles.

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Picturebooks

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Graphic Novels

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Familiar selection.

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The titles are delicious.

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More!

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Gorey!

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One of my favourites.

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Welcome to The Last Bookstore.

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Come One. Come all.

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My daughter’s bookloot: Goosebumps books to add to her collection.

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And mine: Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan.

Book Gift from Margarita Engle

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I am also very excited to share that Margarita Engle generously sent me review copies of her picturebooks while I was still in San Diego this week: Orangutanka illustrated by Renée Kurilla and Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music illustrated by Rafael Lopez. Thank you dear Margarita for sharing these lovely books with me.

From Pansing Books

And so this greeted me literally at our doorstep upon arriving back home. Thank you Pansing for spoiling me so with such great books!

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Waterfire Saga: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly. Very excited to read this one! Merpeople!

How about you dear friends? What bookstore have you visited over the past weeks? Are they as interesting as The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles?

3 comments on “[BHE 138] Book Hunting in LA – The Last Bookstore! And Book Gifts!

  1. Myra, I canNOT believe this store!!!!!!! I would have SUCH a hard time pulling myself out of it! I wouldn’t want to leave! lol Thanks SO much for sharing! 😀 😀 😀

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