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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bounty from The Last Bookstore in L.A.

David, Tristan and I recently trekked downtown L.A. to visit The Last Bookstore. I advise going there at night (if you can) as street parking in the evening can easily be found.

As I walked in the door, I spied Longing for Darkness (Kamante's Tales, Collected by Peter Beard). It's a book I have never been able to afford (usually with a minimum pricetag of $50.) I gasped at the price. $10! Something had to be wrong with it for that price! Nope! I grabbed it and ran to show David.

The whole store was filled with books (records and dvds, as well) that were priced at a cost that makes reading affordable to many! We were in there for over an hour.

David loaded up on several film and fiction books. My bounty is what you see above.

Yes, that's a second copy of Richard Scarry's The Best Word Book Ever. I'm keeping my original and this one is going to my nephew. I'm a huge Richard Scarry fan. I could spend hours as a kid looking at his books.

I also bought The Merchant of Marvels and the Peddler of Dreams as a gift for a friend who I know will adore it as much as I do (a favorite!)

From the Land of the Moon is a Europa Editions title and I go out of my way to collect their titles.

The last title, The Hidden Writer, has been on my wishlist for years. It was one of those books that I wanted to see first. I didn't hesitate to scoop it up when I saw it!

It was well worth the trip! We'll definitely be visiting again soon.



Sandy said...

Great books.

T and J said...

I spent hours as a kid looking at Richard Scary books also!

Artzy Diva said...

I have that same exact Richard Scary book! when we bought our house in 1994 it was one of the things the previous occupants left behind. The copy is an original first printing, not in terrific shape, but it's Richard Scary who is awesome so to me it was like finding gold!!!

laurie said...

sounds like a fun shopping trip! i could look at books for hours and usually end up buying way more than i can read in a reasonable amount of time. :-)