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About The Library Store

The Library Store is a non-profit gift shop operated by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles that is located inside the historic Los Angeles Central Library. All sales from our carefully curated collection of books, tees, totes, LAPL keepsakes, and much more support the Los Angeles Public Library. We source our inventory from a variety of vendors and small businesses, including many local artists as well as cause-related organizations, making us a top destination in Downtown L.A. for gifts and unique finds.

About the Library Foundation of Los Angeles 

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles provides critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library resulting in free programs, resources, and services available to the millions of adults, children, and youth in Los Angeles. Through fundraising, advocacy, and innovative programs, the Library Foundation strengthens the Los Angeles Public Library and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources.

Become a member of the Library Foundation to receive discounts at The Library Store!

About the Los Angeles Public Library

A recipient of the nation’s highest honor for library service—the National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse urban population of any library in the nation. Its Central Library, 72 branch libraries, collection of more than 6 million books, state-of-the-art- technology accessible at lapl.org, and more than 18,000 public programs a year provide everyone with free and easy access to information and the opportunity for life-long learning.