The Last Bookstore is Los Angeles Best Hidden Gem

The Last Bookstore

As many of you know, I visit attractions and write about them frequently. However, not all attractions revolve around theme parks, mini-golf and escape rooms. Hell, some don’t even charge admission.

The Last Bookstore

A perfect example was my visit to The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles on the corner of 5th and Spring.

The Last Bookstore

The two-story independently-owned store is 20,000-square-feet in a building that once housed a bank which opened in 1915.

The Last BookstoreUpstairs in The Last Bookstore, former bank vaults are used as shelving and reading rooms.

The Last Bookstore

The building is dripping with art. Everywhere you turn, there is a new discovery hidden in a stairwell or at the end of a passageway.

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

Located on the second floor is a literal tunnel made of books that you can literally walk through.  It’s absolutely incredible.

The Last Bookstore


The Last Bookstore

Located in The Labyrinth upstairs, the tunnel is unlike anything I have seen before.On the day of my visit, it was also being used as a photo location for a newlywed couple.

The Last BookstoreNot to forget, they do sell books! The second floor houses thousands of books for only $1, even hardcover!

The Last BookstoreThe second floor also houses small shops for local artists who not only sell their work at The Last Bookstore, but create it on the premises. On the day of my visit I saw three artists painting original works as well as a sewing class happening in a yarn store.

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

Downstairs there is a large vinyl record section where I found anything from Jazz to Comedy albums.

The Last Bookstore

On your next trip to Southern California, you have to take some time away from the theme parks and visit something truly unique. You’ve got to see The Last Bookstore for yourself, pictures just don’t do it justice.

The Last Bookstore

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