The Last Bookstore offers solutions to readers who are social distancing amid coronavirus

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles was forced to close its doors to the public during the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn't stopped them from offering creative ways to service their customers.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles was forced to close its doors to the public amid the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn't stopped them from offering creative ways to service their customers.

They're currently offering personally curated book collections for delivery in an effort to responsibly practice social distancing, while also continuing to keep their business afloat.

Owner Josh Spencer credits his wife, Jenna Hipp Spencer, for the idea. "She had the idea to give people surprise grab bags based on categories they like to read or titles that they've read before," Josh said.

So far the response from the community has been positive. Jenna said, "It's been unbelievable the amount of response we've seen, and it's been so fun to curate smaller collections for everyone."

Despite the positive response, The Last Bookstore is still trying to find creative ways to remain in business during these hard times.

"It's tough, but we're getting by. We're being true to our name, and trying to be the last bookstore," Josh said.

People can place orders online or by telephone.

As of April 7, The Last Bookstore can fulfill orders by delivery only.

The Last Bookstore

453 S. Spring St

Downtown Los Angeles

213.488.0599

lastbookstorela.com

@thelastbookstorela