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Field Trip with Nana to The Last Bookstore

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The Last Bookstore. Supercool!  Known as the largest (two floors, vaulted ceiling) independent Bookstore in the world. Breathtaking decor; many public events, located in downtown Los Angeles at 453 S.Spring, LA 90013. As it says on their website, “As physical bookstores die out like dinosaurs from the meteoric impact of Amazon and E-books,” The Last Bookstore may end up being just that. There’s a back room with 100,000 books for $1 each! Open daily.  — Photos by Sylvia Cary

The Care and Reading of Little Book Buyers

My daughter and her husband have been reading to their two kids, Lily and Lyle, my grandchildren, since they were six months old, maybe younger. No surprise that they love books. Each has a bookcase jammed packed with them. So when I decided to take Lyle on a field trip with Nana to downtown LA to visit The Last Bookstore, I asked him to pick out 10 books he was no longer into because The Last Bookstore not only sells books, they buy them.

Lyle proudly shows his receipt and $3 for selling 3 of his 10 books to The Last Bookstore (they are fussy about what they purchase). Lyle then turned right around and bought $3 worth of new books!

Once a bank, The Last Bookstore, especially when viewed from the second floor, is truly awe-inspiring. It’s a reader’s paradise but perhaps it’s a little depressing for writers — with all those books, does the world really need another one?

Books are displayed in imaginative ways…

Lyle has just walked through the Tunnel of Books

If you want a RED book, they have red books. Ditto BLUE, GREEN, WHITE, YELLOW and BLACK.

You’ll be inspired to pull out your typewriter and start your novel…

Or sell a few books and replace them in here…

Dance on the Carpet of Pennies

Stop by the yarn shop for a spot of color

At the End of the Day…

And, finally, curl up in this chair and read one of your purchases. Obviously, a few others have done so before you!

Copyright (c) 2015 by Sylvia Cary, author of The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published (Timberlake Press)

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: buying books, independent bookstores, readers, reading to children, selling books, The Last Bookstore, The Therapist Writer. therapist writers, writers, writing for mental health professionals

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Field Trip with Nana to The Last Bookstore


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