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How Calif.'s wildest bookstore became a page-turning wonderland

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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That’s the question Spencer posed to the Los Angeles Times in a 2013 interview, eight years after the Last Bookstore first swung open its doors. It sounded almost like a dare. But the shop — a cavernous maw housed in a gilded building that formerly housed a bank — has since ballooned into the largest used and new bookstore in California. Its sprawling, two-story, 22,000-square-foot space, replete with quirky sculptures and fixtures made of used paperbacks, calls to mind other great, expansive indie bookstores in the U.S. hawking thousands of...

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