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The Last Bookstore
in Los Angeles

The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles is one of those places that's likely off the radar for many tourists.

Unless you're a real book nerd, this is the sort of sight you visit when you've already seen L.A.'s highlights. Actually, I AM a major book geek and still, I only visited on about my fifth visit to L.A.!

Now, having been to the self-billed "largest new and used book and record store in California," I have to say: You should absolutely move this up on your itinerary.

When you're done exploring the many nooks and crannies here, head over a block to the Grand Central Market for lunch; it's a great way to spend a morning.

Here's a look in at The Last Bookstore in photos:

The exterior of the bookstore. The building is in the city's old bank district, and I believe it once housed a bank.

It has a record section ...

... with top picks from staff. How awesome is that!

There are lots of little areas where you can sit and discuss your favourite books.

Here's one of the rooms, that I think must have been a safe in its former life. 

Head up the stairs, and you'll see lots of cool stuff including ...

... this fantastic book installation.

You'll also find artists and artisans of every kind ... 

... and a variety of art to peruse and buy.

And, of course, there are a lot of books, in some really unique bookcases.

Make sure you get a photo taken in the book tunnel!

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