Books | The Last Bookstore LA

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As local and specialty shops for selling books have been eliminated, first by the large chains and then by the online giants, like Amazon, there remains only a few spots to be able to enjoy physically browsing books. Since the loss of Borders, I’ve even been sad to see many of the Barnes & Noble locations shut their doors. I feel that in losing bookstores, communities lose more than just a place to purchase books. Many of the shops also provide public and community services and a meeting place for cultural gatherings.

I have fond memories of going to Cody’s Books from back in my college days, usually stopping there to hangout or browse several nights a week on my way home. Just passing through Cody’s was inspiring and it provided learning opportunities on far more than just literature. They were a part of the community and even sheltered student…

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