by Martin Cothran
I visited The Last Bookstore when I was in Los Angeles last year, and wow. What a place. If you are book lover, it will blow your mind. I knew there must be an interesting story behind it, so I was excited to see a short documentary video about owner Chad Howitt. It’s an inspiring story of someone defying the increasing hostile business trends that militate against retail bookstores.
In our age of digital media, it is easy to forget the allure of a simple book, and how essential it is to pass on our love of books to other people, particularly our children.