The 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

By: ELIZABETH PRESKE | Pulished on 2023-12-27

The Last Bookstore

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453 S Spring St Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
PHONE +1 213-488-0599


You've probably seen this downtown Los Angeles institution take over your Instagram—and indeed, its porthole of books, "flying" novels, and iconic book tunnel seem ready-made for social media. Housed in a hundred-year-old bank building, The Last Bookstore is one of L.A.'s coolest, with a labyrinth of some 250,000 used and new titles that are easy to get lost in and a quirky décor—think mammoth heads and a Vault of Horror—that's one for, well, the books. In addition to bibliophile finds, the 22,000-square-foot space is home to five art studios, a record store, and a yarn shop, so you can easily make a whole day of it. Don't leave without checking out the annex, filled with rare books and first editions, or the massive graphic novel collection.

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