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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!

 

 

The construction of a giant bookworm is no simple feat. It took the tireless work of two diligent worker elves, numerous copies of the LA Weekly sourced from a 7-11 in Hollywood, rolls and rolls of masking tape, a rather off color selection of yellowed Science Fiction novels, and quarts of gooey paper mache slop. At times throughout the construction process, the task seemed never ending. Luckily, the worker elves had some good bookworm makin’ tunes to help them along.

Slowly but surely, the bookworm began to come together. Growing from his humble cardboard skeleton, he started to take shape with the addition of layers of newspaper wads.  Here’s a picture of his mid-construction nap, taken on the couch.

Then the paper mache process began. Layers of newspaper, topped with layers of paper towels, topped with a shellacked “skin” of book pages and the bookworm was born! Just a quick inspection by the elves little furry friend and the process was just about complete…

The worm was then given some much needed big bright eyes, a mouth made from an old shattered record, and of course– some big green glasses to read with! Come meet Kenny the bookworm in his natural habitat, the downtown Central Library, right outside The Library Store!