NEWS

Saturday, September 13th, 3:30pm:

“This will be the first time Miles will perform the material from his new album SOLO and ACOUSTIC!”

Miles “music man” Tackett is best known around the world as the creative mind & producer behind Breakestra, a heavy funk soul-jazz project which he has released three records with. He also founded & promotes Funky Sole, one of the longest running dance parties in Los Angeles where he spins sixties & seventies funk & soul vinyl every Saturday night at the Echo in Echo park.

He has performed with a wide range of artists, Cut Chemist, Damien Marley & Nas, Blind Melon, B.B. King, his father Fred Tackett of Little Feat, and legendary soul singer Syl Johnson.

After years of focusing on Breakestra Tackett has finally taken some time to reflect, write new songs and return to his first love, the electric guitar. With an array of influences that draw from vintage soul, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, and blues/jazz influenced folk and rock, his new record The Fool Who Wonders’  bring Tackett’s varied musical travels back to where it all began.

 

Showing August 20th- September 17th:

OPENING SATURDAY, September 6th! 7PM-10PM

Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk- September 11th 12PM- 10PM

We have a very special show this month with ten artists who use recycled materials in their art. Everything from dried slabs of paint, discarded wood, metal and bits, ephemera and all kinds of goodies make up this show entirely dedicated to the UPCYCLE!

Showcasing work by Curtis Brooks, Water Kerner, Kate Carvellas, Patrick Quinn, AnneMarie Rawlinson, Gunner Johnson, Winston Secrest, Carolyn Gair, Phillip Graffham and Sweetie Boosh.

Fold Gallery & Curio Shop is on the mezzanine above The Last Bookstore in the Spring Arts Tower at 453 South Spring Street DTLA 90013. Email at [email protected] for more information.

Happy Labor Day from DTLA! Come by and say hello! WE’RE OPEN!

Saturday, August 30th, 11AM:

Join us for a storytime with Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as he reads from his new picture book, Archibald’s Next Big Thing!

Signing to follow. Although reservations are not necessary, we ask that you please RSVP and reserve a copy of Archibald’s Next Big Thing so that we will have enough books on hand for everyone who would like one. Thanks!

 

Friday, August 15th, 7:30pm:

The Last Bookstore is thrilled to host Roxane Gay on her Bad Feminist book tour. She will be joined by several fantastic fellow writers for a night of readings and conversation emceed by Zoe Ruiz.

 

 

 

Thursday, August 14th, 7pm:

Wednesday, August 13th, 7:30pm:

The Last Bookstore is excited to host Sarah Cornwell as she celebrates her debut novel’s paperback release.

A family trip to the Jersey Shore goes awry as Olivia Reed searches for her missing son while wrestling with tumultuous memories and secrets from her past in What I Had Before I Had You, a highly compelling debut novel by Sarah Cornwell. With previous stories published in 2013 Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Missouri Review, and Mid-American Review, this award-winning writer seamlessly weaves together the past and present as she examines the relationships between mothers and daughters and the captivating forces of magic and memory.

This suspenseful narrative alternates between Olivia’s present-day search for her son and her transformative summer in the same shore town in 1987. Two decades later, after splitting up with her husband, Olivia returns to her hometown with her adolescent daughter, Carrie, and nine-year-old son, Daniel, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Daniel disappears, triggering his mother’s haunting memories of the past and her fragile relationship with her own mother.

Olivia recalls the summer she was fifteen, when she bolted straight from childhood into adolescence and rebelled against her erratic, yet loveable, psychic mother. When Olivia has a psychic vision of her own–seeing the ghosts of her twin sisters– her mother dismisses it, propelling Olivia to leave home in search of the truth about her family and the secrets of her mother’s actions.

With a vibrant array of characters and the complex, surprising relationships between them, What I Had Before I Had You unravels a deeply mystical, poignant truth, written with psychological acuity and sophisticated prose.

“Captivating. . . . Depth of insight, dreamy prose, and an engrossing storyline mark this wonderful debut.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Sarah Cornwell grew up in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including the 2013 Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Missouri Review, Mid-American Review, Gulf Coast, Hunger Mountain, and Alaska Quarterly Review, and has been honored with a Pushcart Prize, the 2008 Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, and finalist honors for the Keene Prize for Literature. In 2010, her screenwriting was recognized with the Humanitas Student Drama Fellowship. She was the Spring 2012 Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy and a 2011 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow for Pennsylvania State. Sarah has worked as an investigator of police misconduct, a writer in the schools, an MCAT tutor, a psychological research interviewer, a toy seller, and a screenwriter. She lives in Los Angeles.

Thursday, July 31st, 7:30pm: