The Last Bookstore, the Best Mom

I have it on good authority that one of the most unusual and unique places to visit around Los Angeles (especially if you dig knowledge) is the Last Bookstore in downtown L.A.

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Not only is the décor cool and funky, the prices on used books and records are unbeatable. The Last Bookstore is one of the few places left that still buys books and records for resale. Recently, my parents visited and loved the place. While there, my mom picked me up a Better Homes & Gardens 1956 original Decorator’s Book with the dust cover still in tact for A DOLLAR!!! Being mid-century modern enthusiast and book lover, I had to feature The Last Bookstore…..keeper of mid-century treasure.

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The Decorator’s Book my mom scored is one of the best gifts I’ve ever received, and I’ve loved paging through and reading the text, and seeing how things were done back then. Not to mention I could probably consult on the set of Mad Men for set decoration now. Hello? Any takers?

Decorating Book. Coolest. Gift. Ever.
Decorating Book. Coolest. Gift. Ever.
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Check out the language!! “Junior wants a wide-open space to play and gay colors”
“Father needs a quiet spot to rest after a tough work day”
“Mother wants a beautiful home to express her personality”
Check out these kitchen pics...
Check out these kitchen pics…

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This pink mess looks to be a bathroom. Whoever lived here LOVED boomerang pattern.
This pink mess looks to be a bathroom. Whoever lived here LOVED patterns.

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Love the bookstore. Can’t wait to visit myself. Love the book. Love you, Mom!

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6 thoughts on “The Last Bookstore, the Best Mom

  1. Thank you for sharing your Decorating Book, the illustrations are awesome! Your Mom obviously “gets you”. Go Mom! I like the way you featured your lovely blue grapes in the background of the pics. Your blog about your grape pursuit was another one I especially enjoyed! I plan to visit The Last Bookstore the next time I’m in La-La land.

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