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 […]

A Treatise on the Benefits of Membership

May 08, 2012

You may be a card carrying member of the Los Angeles Public Library, but are you a card carrying member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles?  The Library Foundation’s primary reason for being is to support and strengthen the Los Angeles Public Library, which begs the question, why wouldn’t you be a member?  Just […]

Cactus + Tequila, a match made in weekend heaven

May 04, 2012

It’s Friday, it’s sunny in LA, and we’ve got the whole weekend ahead of us! In honor of El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, AKA Cinco de Mayo, AKA the Fifth of May, AKA tomorrow, we’ve got a recipe for a cocktail you probably haven’t had before. I know I haven’t, but I’m eager […]

Shopping for Mom at The Library Store

Apr 26, 2012

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (Sunday, May 13th)! Make her proud this year by doing your gift buying at The Library Store, where every purchase benefits the Los Angeles Public Library.  1. My Mom  $9.95  – An interview journal filled with questions to spark the memories of her life. Once you’ve filled it out together, […]

Member Appreciation Time!

Apr 19, 2012

Are you a member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles? No? Well, you should be! Not only are you helping to fund vital programs throughout the branches of the Los Angeles Public Library, but you get cool perks like this as well! M.A.D. weekend comes around twice a year, and your Library Foundation membership […]

Oldies but Goodies

Apr 11, 2012

In honor of National Library week, we thought we’d round up a few of our favorite tried-and-true library related items. These may not be the newest things in our store, but we can’t bear to not stock them- they’re just so perfect for our collection of library goods! Starting with the image above, the I […]

Inspiration for the Day

Apr 09, 2012

Look here for more photos of these extraordinary pieces from artist Matthew Picton. They’re “map sculptures”: that is, paper sculptures of cities. But here’s the twist: the city is made up of books and other textual materials related to that respective city. And not only that, but the texts which the artist picks are usually […]

Homemade Pop-Tarts?… Yes please!

Apr 04, 2012

There are few things that get us as excited in The Library Store as the arrival of a new cookbook– and if that cookbook offers a recipe for a homemade pastry treat, well, we’re just bowled over! In honor of our first official post here on Fifth & Flower, we’re sharing the recipe for these […]

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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