over50feeling40: The Last Bookstore...and One Great Scarf!
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Feb 15, 2015

The Last Bookstore...and One Great Scarf!


My last stop in LA was one of my favorites, THE LAST BOOKSTORE, 20,000 square feet of books, music, art,and vintage decor!
The aroma of pages and paint will lure you in and can hold one captive for hours with so many new and used selections to mull over.

Owner, Josh Spencer, began his establishment in 2005 in just a loft.  The name originated from a belief that bookstores did not have long to live...and they hoped to be the last one standing. Upstairs, near the Science Fiction books, are art studios where artists work and sell their creations.

Josh informed me San Antonio was home for basic training when I told him I was a blogger from Texas.


I am loving this  Nordstrom scarf right now.  I have worn it often over the last week in a variety of ways!

Oh yes...and with My Last Bookstore T-Shirt!

Is anyone else a lover of bookstores...may they never disappear completely!

Hope your week ahead is full of joy! Read on!


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24 comments:

  1. Pam --your blog has gotten better and better. And you are looking fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Wouldn't I LOVE to spend a few hours in that wonderful bookstore? May they never disappear completely....amen! :)

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  3. I've heard of this bookstore but have not yet visited. Now I must!

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  4. I have not been to this bookstore, but it's now on my list. Thanks for another great post. I love your blog and hope to have the opportunity to meet you at BAM.

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  5. I am one who has resisted the kindle. I go to my local bookstore, even though they have a hard time competing with Amazon. My salvation as a child was the local library and I was always look for the last booksore. And yes, Pam, you look fabulous. Stormy Smith

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  6. I can spend hours in a bookstore and it seem like only a few minutes or so. I certainly hope they never, ever disappear!

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  7. The demise of bookstores is so sad. I've never been to that store, but want to go, it looks amazing.

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  8. Love Love Love it! I am adding The Last Bookstore to my list of LA destinations. There is absolutely nothing like a great book store. And - your scarf is beautiful, but I am digging the sneakers the most!

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  9. What a lovely place :) It's sad that the smaller bookstores are vanishing. I don't own a kindle as I prefer the feel of a book, but I also can get on board with the paper saving it provides. Such a conundrum.

    The scarf is beautiful.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  10. It sounds like you had a great time here in Southern California!

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  11. Pam, I too, am a book lover. I try to find a local fun or unique bookstore whenever I travel. I've been to The Last Bookstore Standing and totally agree, you are lured in from the first window and can easily spend hours in book paradise. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  12. Love, love LOVE bookstores! I grieve when another closes...

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  13. I LOVE bookstores! I could easily spend several hours in one like that.

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  14. Yay, so glad you found it. Looks like you loved it even more than I thought you would. And you definitely look great in that scarf.

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  15. I also love to visit bookstores Pam. You look so thin!

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  16. Such a wonderful post! Thank you for the gorgeous pics of a bookstore treasure. As more and more of what we read becomes digital, I believe that books will transition into more of an art form with beautiful applications of paper and printing. Instead of becoming extinct, they will become elevated into a new category. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
    Kimberly
    http://www.fiftyjewels.com

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  17. Pam what a cool bookstore, I love it!! Your scarf is amazing as well!
    So glad you had a great time in LA!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  18. What a fantastic trip, Pam! I'm so happy for you. This looks like the perfect place to get lost for an afternoon or 2! xx

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  19. this bookstore looks like heaven to me!

    I really like your scarf!

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  20. This fabulous bookstore reminds me of Tattered Cover here in Denver. It's been around since the 70's and is an institution. There's nothing like surrounding oneself with books and the atmosphere that bookstores provide.

    Your scarf is lovely and it's the perfect accent to "The Last Bookstore" tee!

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  21. I adore bookstores! Infact, I was just in Vermont for the holiday weekend and they also have an old fashioned bookstore that I spend a lot of time in. It makes me sad that they are few and far between. I also adore your great chambray sneakers! Thank you for linking up with Shoe and Tell on Style Nudge.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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  22. I'm like you Pam, i love a good bookstore and could spend hours browsing in there. I got straight to the photography section, then the fashion section (scoping out books on what not to wear :) and then the cookbook section to look at awesome food photography... and then the other knick knack things in there.. oh so much fun!!!

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  23. Thanks for sharing the innerworkings of this amazing store. I loved that you could bring your dog, that so many people were there, and the decor!

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  24. Oh my goodness, I've never seen a bookstore like this before, it's fantastic!

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