Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Literary Labryinth in Los Angeles

Well, I know what I'm doing when I visit LA in November: going to the Last Bookstore to explore the Labyrinth.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Voted as one of the top 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world by Flavorwire, the independent bookstore in downtown LA is known for its spectacular space (it was a former bank!), selection of rare books, and memorable past events. And now, it will be known for its Labyrinth, a large structure containing 100,000 books, each priced at $1.

Mike, a blogger over at Franklin Avenue, shares some more details (and photos!):

The best bookstore in Los Angeles just got bigger -- and better. Downtown's amazing Last Bookstore, which we wrote about last year, has expanded dramatically into a new 6,100 square foot upstairs space that it calls the "Labyrinth."

The "Labyrinth" includes 100,000 books that are all $1 each. That's right. It's a bit of a treasure hunt, as the books aren't necessarily shelved in any particular order (although kids books seem to be grouped together in places). But that's perhaps part of the fun. If you want order, the books downstairs in the Last Bookstore's normal floor space are indeed cataloged. Upstairs, it's the wild west.

 See Mike's full article and images HERE

How cool! :)

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