March 25, 2017

Seeing the curved book tunnel numbers times on Instagram and Facebook made me want to go see it in person. Le Boyfriend and I finally made the journey to  The Last Bookstore in DTLA and we were amazed by the sheer size of it! We didn't expect much except to see this magical book tunnel, but there are so many fun details and things to see throughout the huge 2-story bookstore. It's a fun little date spot in LA you must check out at least once! Make sure to bring your camera because you're going to want to take lots of pictures!

lunches and dates the last bookstore LA

PARKING // There are lots of parking lots and structures throughout Downtown LA and there's a couple on Spring St. near The Last Bookstore. We prefer to park in lots over structures because lots tend to have a flat rate compared to structures where they charge in increments. We usually park at Joe's Auto Parks on Broadway in between 3rd and 4th street (236 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012) whenever we go Downtown - It's just our preference. We like to start on one end of Downtown LA and make a huge loop around DTLA.

The last bookstore los angeles - lunches and dates

the last bookstore la - lunches and dates

THE BOOKSTORE // You can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours exploring the maze of books and things waiting to be discovered. There are many people here during any day of the week. Some visit to take a couple photos and others come with a quest to find a great book they can immerse themselves into. Each floor has it's own unique look and feel. The first floor is ginormous with rows and rows of shelves stuffed with books and different nooks to explore. The second floor feels a magical and has a completely different vibe from the first. It's where they have the tunnel of books, and lots of other fun magically inspired corners to see. There's an art gallery and small shops to see as well.

Large bags/backpacks may have to be checked in at the entrance before entering the bookstore. Another thing to keep in mind is that there are no restrooms inside.

FOOD // There are no foods and drinks allowed, but they do have a small coffee cart upstairs. If you are hungry for actual food, there are plenty of places to choose from in Downtown LA. Some popular restaurants in the area are: Kazunori, Cole's, Bottega Louie, B├Ąco Mercat, Maccheroni Republic, and Perch.  You can also eat at one of the many eateries inside The Grand Central Market. There are plenty of other restaurants to choose from so a little research may be needed!

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