Dawson's Books, which began Downtown and is the oldest bookstore in Los Angeles, is giving up the Larchmont Boulevard location of many decades that its fans love so much. A moving sale of books and photographs is scheduled for Aug. 7 through Aug. 21. Email from Michael Dawson says he will continue his fine art and historical photo appraisal and sales online and also offer rare books on photography and California history by appointment, but it's time to move on from the store. He started winding down in 2008, cutting back to by-appointment hours only. The store celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005 — the photo is from 1940 when the store was at Wilshire and Grand.
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