Located on the ground floor of the Spring Arts Tower downtown, The Last Bookstore is aptly named. While there is plenty of new inside (they do indeed sell new books), when strolling through it's aisles and wandering the labyrinth of SciFi and myster novels upstairs, the store really does feel like the last bookstore. I read about this place a while back and have always wanted to go, so when I found myself downtown on Saturday morning, I impetuously stopped by for a minute-turned-hour-and-a-half.
I enjoyed sitting in an oversized, old leather chair jusy reading -- the store has marvelous light. And I equally enjoyed wandering up and down almost every single aisle, adding books to my mental wishlist as I went. The labyrinth upstairs is a sight to behold -- it's really whimsical and endearing. At the end, a tunnel under a bridge of books leads to a gigantic room unlike anything I've ever seen -- just shelf after shelf, aisle after aisle of books, each only a dollar to buy. And off to the side, a vault of true crime books.
As it was such a sight to behold, I took a lot of photos.
I smiled while looking over this old globe, which still had the USSR and a divided Germany.
At the end of my visit, I did buy one book. It was only $5! Can you guess which one?