The Last Bookstore

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The Last Bookstore
IndustrySpecialty retail
Founded2005 (2005)
FounderJosh Spencer
United States
Number of locations
1 store
Area served
Los Angeles metropolitan area
ProductsNew, used and rare books
OwnerJosh Spencer
Number of employees

The Last Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 453 S Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles. It claims to be California’s largest new and used book and record store.[1]

The store was founded by Josh Spencer in 2005, the first incarnation was a downtown Los Angeles loft, they sold books and other things online only. Then they decided to focus on books, opened a small bookstore on 4th Street and Main Street in December, 2009. They moved to the current incarnation in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th Street and Spring Street on June 3, 2011.[2][3][4] It contains 22,000 square feet.


  1. ^ "The Last Bookstore: About".
  2. ^ Bartlett, James (14 May 2014). "Josh Spencer: The Last Bookstore Owner". LA Weekly. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Kellogg, Carolyn (15 June 2011). "Downtown L.A.'s the Last Bookstore defies trends". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Inside "The Last Bookstore" in Downtown Los Angeles".

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Coordinates: 34°02′52″N 118°14′59″W / 34.047731°N 118.249821°W / 34.047731; -118.249821