Buy, sell or trade

February 26, 2013 § 1 Comment

IMG_2729In a former bank? haberdashery?  at the corner of 5th and Spring downtown, some mad genius has created a bibliophilic Wonderland called The Last Bookstore.

Rows of free-standing bookcases march across an expansive floor covered in the original tiny ceramic squares. Redwood-sized columns support a two-story height with a mezzanine level running along three of the walls. CDs and bins of vinyl LPs occupy an alcove that’s the size of many downtown shops.

And then there’s the book-themed artwork. Books and sheet music fly into the air, support the check-out counter, create an arch along one wall.

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Have I mentioned the superabundance of comfy chairs and couches? The many readings, panels, events? The open mic every Monday @ 8 p.m.? And finally, as if gilding the lily, ensconced on the mezzanine is a yarn emporium while a coffee bar occupies a corner of the main floor.

http://lastbookstorela.com/home/

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