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Libros Schmibros Opens Up a New Location at Mariachi Plaza

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The lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros is opening today at its new location on top of the Gold Line station at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.

Even though the new space is smaller, co-founder David Kipen told LA Streetsblog it will be more convenient. Its new spot near the Gold Line will attract more foot traffic from people looking to pick up something to read on their ride. And the plaza outside will be a good place for crowds to overflow—and perhaps to screen an upcoming Mexican film series. The property owners are happy to have a community-oriented tenant setting up shop.

On its Facebook page, Libros Schmibros says it has a backlog of donations—but it needs books in Spanish if you've got them. Libros Schmibros is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm.