The Last Bookstore makes a most-beautiful list

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The Last Bookstore on Spring Street in Downtown is big and if it lasts it may actually become the last bookstore standing in Los Angeles. And now it also makes #12 on Flavorwire's list of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Word of warning from the writer: "Just so you know now, all you bookstore fiends: neither the Strand nor Powell’s is on this list. They’re both great bookstores, of course, but not particularly pretty (at least in our minds), and thus disqualified."

The Last Bookstore, by the way, has added a coffee bar.

Book notes: The Sunday New York Times reviewed M.G. Lord's new book, "The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice," and Steve Erickson's new novel, "These Dreams of You."

Also reviewed of local interest, by Janet Maslin: Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, by Scotty Bowers with Lionel Friedberg.


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