Visit Lost Books, Sister of DTLA’s Beloved The Last Bookstore

The sister of DTLA’s beloved The Last Bookstore, Lost Books has opened in Montrose a few doors down from the country’s oldest children’s bookshop. But rather than the seasonal displays and visiting author promotions you’ll see in the Once Upon a Time storefront, to find Lost Books look for a collection of potted plants spilling onto the sidewalk. There’s no archway of books, a signature of the downtown location; rather, you enter beneath a leafy green archway revealing a labyrinth of 1,000 winding wooden book crates. The store sells used books organized by genre, and you can also purchase plants. Co-owners Josh and Jenna Spencer envisioned an enchanted garden for the new location and reached out to The Last Bookstore’s neighbor downtown, Yuko Kitchen. Owner Yuko, who has adorned her restaurant with hanging plants, took on the Montrose project with artist David Lovejoy, who built the book archway downtown. From their artistry to the literary treasures at every twist, as good as Lost Books looks on social media, it’s truly a place to experience in person. 2233 Honolulu Avenue —J.A.R.

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