Best Gift Shop in LA!

Oct 05, 2012

Thanks LA Weekly for naming The Library Store the BEST in LA! We couldn’t be more thrilled! Read the article here.


Sep 20, 2012

  We’re super excited to be carrying a new line of LA-inspired gifts by local ladies Sisters of Los Angeles. They’ve created an awesome collection of souvenirs that even native Angelenos will want! No more tacky Hollywood Blvd. key chains or Made in China t-shirts –  these items are forward-thinking in design and produced right here […]

The Latest in Library Fashion

Sep 12, 2012

A new shipment of library inspired accessories has arrived from The Written Nerd! Emma, a former librarian, hates to see the library catalog cards go to waste in the digital age so she makes jewelry out of them! She includes the unique card along with each piece, so you know what card your necklace or earrings […]

Love Your Librarian

Aug 15, 2012

We here at The Library Store definitely have some love for our librarians. Their knowledge and zest for what they do is an inspiration! This is why we were so excited when we came across these awesome Love Your Librarian t-shirts & tote bags. Now available at the store & online!

Status Report: US Libraries

Jul 03, 2012

Thanks to the ALA for this helpful infographic detailing the current state of US Libraries. Today, the role of a library is a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s economy. Keep that lifeline alive by supporting the Library Foundation of Los Angeles!

Lew Welch’s RING OF BONE Back in Print

Jun 14, 2012

In the winter of my sophomore year at Reed College, I had the honor of hosting my favorite poet, Lew Welch, at the little house I shared with my boyfriend on S.E. Schiller Street. Lew was the designated Poet-in-Residence that January, also the month of a rare Portland snowfall. In anticipation of our guest’s visit, […]

Believe it… or Not!

Jun 12, 2012

Love this vintage 1929 library photo, found while perusing the amazing LAPL Photo Archive. Wouldn’t it make a great new postcard for the store? Perhaps you’ll see it this fall!

Gettin’ deals at The Library Store

May 22, 2012

The time of year has come once again… the sun is shining, lemonade is flowing, people are picnicking at the park… which means it’s time for the LIBRARY STORE SUPER SUMMER BLOW OUT SALE! We’re trying things a bit differently this time around. We’ve decided to hold this first weekend of the sale at an offsite location […]

Library Love at The Library Store

May 15, 2012

  We’re beyond thrilled with the outcome of our collaboration with MAPTOTE – the official Libraries of Los Angeles Tote! Perfect to schlep your books home from your favorite of the 74 libraries on the map. The team over at MAPTOTE was kind enough to expand the boundaries of their usual L.A. map to include all the branches […]

Vote for us!

May 11, 2012

 The Library Store has been nominated in the Best Bookstore category again this year! We won this title in both 2010 & 2011, and we’re hoping to win it again! Please help us out by going to and placing your vote. There’s lots of other great downtown businesses and organizations to vote for while you’re […]

Tribute Gift




A gift made in one’s name is always a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend, or colleague.

When you make a Memorial or Honor gift to LFLA of $100 or more, we’ll send your honoree or their family a card acknowledging your generosity.

We ask that you make donation of $25 or more. You may also make a contribution over the phone by calling 213.228.7500.

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