Archives for category: We Love LA!

We’ve been nominated again this year for “Best Bookstore” in the Downtown News Readers Choice Awards. Last year we won– so we’re hoping to keep our title! To vote, just click here. And while you’re at it, why not vote for Central Library for “Best Free Family Attraction” as well?  Thank you!

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February is shaping up to be a pretty fantastic month! On top of all the new and exciting things showing up at the store, we found out a few days ago we were listed in the retail section of Los Angeles magazine’s Hidden LA Guide! They describe us as a “bitsy shop” crammed with an eclectic selection of goods… boy, they don’t know the half of it! So thanks LA Mag! We’re delighted to be included.

Here at the Library Store, you could say we’re a bunch of Angeleno-philes. (Yes, I just made that word up.) We do love our city– the people, the buildings, the parks, the palm trees…. you name it, we love it! And because of that, we’re always on the hunt for new items that are tied to our fair city. Above is the new Los Angeles Bandana from Maptote, a stylish steal for only $10! We have an array of colors available in the store.

We’ll be the first to admit, Los Angeles is a H U G E city. What better way to get to know your way around, than an entire book of maps! But not just any LA maps… amazing historical maps culled from the archives here at the LA Public Library. Our very own librarian, Glen Creason, took it upon himself to search out the most interesting, unique, and historical maps to include in his book. Chart the development of Los Angeles through the early maps of Spanish explorers, on to the rise of Hollywood, and beyond. Autographed copies available in our store, or online!


So once you’ve got your LA bandana to    shield yourself from the ever present sunshine, you’ve got your LA in Maps book to be informed of the almost mythical history of the city, what else do you need?…  How about a guidebook to finding the final resting places of those Angelenos that make our city so great? Forever LA is your one stop guide for easy GPS directions to the gracious architecture, fabulous artwork, and memorable gravesites of famous Los Angeles “residents.” So grab a copy, round up your fellow Angelenos, and embark on a cemetery hunt. What better way to spend a weekend in LA!

These three items are just the tip of the iceburg.. err… tip of the palmtree when it comes to LA-centric goods available at The Library Store. Either riffle through the goods online or take a trip down to our store, located in an LA icon itself– the downtown Central Library.  Viva Los Angeles!