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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.

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As much as we all love the holidays (we do, right? right?)… we all know that the most fun to be had on Christmas morning is by the kiddies!  The thrill of seeing all those brightly wrapped presents, just waiting to be ripped open and enjoyed! Here’s a few of our picks sure to be a hit with the kiddies you love.

1. The Design Your Own Superhero Kit and Fashion Designers Kit from Seedling, a New Zealand Company that is all about encouraging the natural process of thinking and doing.  We strive to carry products that spark the imagination, and these are at the top of our list here at The Library Store. $38.00 and $46.00 respectively.

2. P’Kolino Crayons (we carry Colored Pencils too!). These crayons have superior, smooth color transfer, are triangular in shape to keep them from rolling away, and make for a perfect fit in tiny artist hands.  $6.00

3. Tegu Magnetic Blocks, the blocks that click! These wooden blocks have magnets safely embedded within them, which allows for gravity defying creations! Natural colored blocks available online, and in the store we have naturally color tinted sets as well. $28.00

4. What’s better than showing off to your friends your yoyo skills? Showing your friends your yoyo skills with the yoyo you designed yourself! Everything needed to make one awesome wooden yoyo included in the Design Your Own Yoyo Kit. $15.00

5. And for the tiniest of the holiday kiddos, the Los Angeles Onesie. Super soft organic cotton onesie printed with a map of our beloved city of Angels. $25.00

As always, much much more online or in the store! Stop on by and check it out!

 

 

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!

 

 

Do you dare venture into the haunted vault of spooky wonders Library Store so close to Halloween? For those brave souls who shout “YES!”, we have some treats awaiting you- no tricks! Click on the images to learn about ordering them from our online store.

Confused about where to find costumes for your thumbs this Halloween? You’ll be winning every thumb costume contest around  with this pair of  lucha libre masks.

The most common question we get from customers about our jar of Organ Ooze is “Can you eat it?”

…do you want to?

You can, however, slurp on our I.V. bag of candy blood.  It’s not on our website though, you will have to come visit us for a taste!