Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stay DRY on Tonight's Downtown LA Art Walk at THE LAST BOOKSTORE and it's Second Floor with 100,000 Books at Only One Dollar Each!

Stay DRY on tonight's Art Walk!  If it's showering for awhile - spend a hour or two or three in the two stories of THE LAST BOOKSTORE and its attached art galleries - with over 20,000 feet of books and art..  The art is open until 9 PM and the books are open until midnight.  And for this Art Walk multiple collections of vintage books have just arrived.  Tonight you can easily fill an entire box with one dollar books on just the Spanish Civil War, Chinese-American relations, wine, classical music, doll houses, needlepoint, knitting, golf, a dozen different topics of American, English, Russian or French history and culture - and at least 50 other subjects.

Our Latin American and Asian collections have also expanded by two more shelves and our business, legal, medical, math, computer, sports and science sections have each expanded by five or more shelves and both our psychology and theology collection now have well 1,000 books,

Plus we have hundreds of books on sports, gardening, pets, archeology, anthropology, natural history, sociology, education, philosophy, home improvements, decorating and over 1,000 cooking books and even more self- help books.

And we always have lots of kids and young adult books - all for a dollar each on the second floor.
Located at 453 S. Spring,  THE LAST BOOKSTORE has one of the best collections of used books in California.  And the newly opened mezzanine,  the LABYRINTH has 100,000 books - all of which are only $1.  Most of these are randomly sorted,but among the larger curated collections of $1 only books are over 850 psychology books, well over 1,000 books on history - with strong selections  for Latin America, Asia, the US, Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, Russia, Africa, France and England, hundreds of children's and young adult books and cook books all over the second floor.  Photo is part of the Psychology section.
There are also strong collections of poetry, sports, all things African-American, the military (at least 700), religion and theology (at least 500), music, theater, film andTV, college & high school text books in most of the sciences (chemistry, biology, psychics, geology, bio-chemistry, etc.) and many of the major disciplines, hundreds of popular contemporary Russian novels, philosophy, science-fiction, sociology, golf, wine, computer books of all types, all things Jewish (at least 400 books), law and medical books, education  and many other subjects. Below photo is part of Asia collection.
The next photo is of half of the section that deals with words - writing and how to write anything, literary criticism, MLA journals, linguistics, printing & publishing books, zines,  magazines or anything else, literary history and bios, editing, public speaking, etymology, dictionaries of every type; rhetoric & logic and anything else that can be done to - or with - a word - along with media & cultural studies.
There are also smaller collections on pets, gambling and card games, gardening, books with 100 year old covers & bindings, nature and natural history, art history, birds, gardening and many other subjects.  And all are for only one dollar each.
But most of the almost 100,000 books are randomly sorted so that you can find the book you never knew existed by an author or on a subject you never knew would interest you.  And if you can't find it upstairs, you will likely be able to find it on the first floor where most prices are from $4 to $20 dollars for books that sold for far more when they were new.  The first photo below is of the Latin America, Mexico & Canada $1 section.
Next is just a small portion of a huge Russian Pop fiction $1 collection
Next are $1 books with old spines from 50 - 150 years old.
Next is just over half of the $1 business section.
Here is part of the $1 England collection.
Close-up of small part of $1 Judaic collection.
Another close-up of another small part of the $1 Judaic collection..
Top Shelves part of  $1 Judaic and bottom shelves math, accounting & statistics $1 books.
Lastly - view of the first floor of the LAST BOOKSTORE where the regularly low priced books can be found.

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