The Last Bookstore

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It’s that time of year again. Time to bust out the sweaters, and curl up by the fire (or space heater) with a good book and some hot tea and soak it in. Unless, of course, you’re in California; and you’re still sweating, and can only dream of putting on a sweater, and are constantly wishing upon a star that long socks and tights would become a viable option. I’m not bragging here – I want cold weather, the lack of fall is killing me. Fortunately, I got a small taste of it last week, as I was visiting family in Ohio, but I now I am back.

HOWEVER! Curling up and reading is always an option, no matter the weather. I played around in this amazing shop – The Last Bookstore, and it was an absolute dream. The downstairs is comprised of your fairly general, yet artsy bookstore, buying and selling used books and records in the great atmosphere of an old building from the Bank District in Downtown LA. Then you go upstairs. Upstairs is what they call the Labyrinth; where not only are there thousands of books, but also art installations, and corner upon corner to round full of quirky delights to make a bibliophile’s heart sing.  There are even small studios for artists in residence and a knitting/crochet store.  It’s basically amazing, and a must see if you live in the LA area or are planning a visit there. So go. /end rant.

Also, I’m in love with this sweater from PurrrLA. It’s got a slight baggy grandpa sweater feel, but then is expertly paired with some lace around the collar, which really sealed the deal for me. I do love me some sweaters.

And obviously, I love books. Currently I’m reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – what are you reading?!

This Look: Sweater c/o PurrrLA, H&M Hat, F21 Skirt

PHOTOS BY SURGE

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

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