Books Are Dangerous

Readers unite!

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Bookmarks from The Last BookstoreBookmarks from The Last Bookstore

The wording is ominous:

Books are dangerous!
Report to The Last Bookstore
To sell or trade your books
While you still can!

Founded in 2005, The Last Bookstore claims to be California’s largest bookstore, and it may very well be. “What are you waiting for?” its website asks. “We won’t be here forever.”

This is what I call a Filboid Studge marketing campaign, based on the Saki short story entitled “Filboid Studge: The Story of a Mouse That Helped.” I’ve included a link because the story is very short and outrageously hilarious.

The bookstore at the corner of West 5th and Spring Streets in Downtown Los Angeles was one of the highlights of yesterday’s safari by Martine and me. I took eleven books to donate to the store and wound up buying four titles, including Eve Babitz’s Eve’s Hollywood, which I am…

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2 comments on “Books Are Dangerous

  1. weeblackdog says:

    We live in Southern California, just outside of Los Angeles, and have never been to The Last Bookstore, for some strange reason. My husband and I are planning to go there and make a day of it soon. It looks amazing!
    Donna from the Cozy group

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