Favorite Bookstores

Recommendations for bookstores for out-of-towners.

I have had occasion to do a bit of traveling lately. When I reach my hotel, I pull out the phone book and look under 'Books' (and related headings) in the Yellow Pages. I write down the addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation of selected bookstores, and then try to determine their general location on the map given to me by the car rental company. Then, when I have time, I try to find these places. I usually don't make it to even half of the ones I select, and a lot of times, they weren't worth the trip anyway. Occasionally, I find a real gem.

What I'd like to see this Group become is ~THE PLACE TO GO~ to cut out a lot of the work I described above.

I want to know where you found that most treasured tome. Which bookstore has the best atmosphere for spending hours browsing the shelves? Which place has the best selection of books? What is your favorite place to get (insert-genre-here) books (there could be several...) and why? I'm interested in "places to go", not "places to avoid".

PLEASE BEGIN EACH SUBJECT LINE with State, City, Bookstore -- Later on, you can then click on "Topic" heading, and they'll all list geographically for you.

Of course, that presumes that the majority of posts will be for bookstores in the U.S -- otherwise, begin with Country first. Then feel free to rave to your heart's content.

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Question about a Las Vegas7 lukematonta / 7mstrust, helmikuu 5
Co-op bookstores: seen any?7 lukematonta / 7spiralsheep, marraskuu 2020
St. Augustine, Florida1 lukematon / 1varielle, marraskuu 2020
Wigtown, Scotland. The Open Book1 lukematon / 1Crypto-Willobie, kesäkuu 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland1 lukematon / 1varielle, kesäkuu 2018
Strands in NYC is hiring-take quiz2 lukematonta / 2varielle, tammikuu 2018
Save Atlantis Books! (URGENT)2 lukematonta / 2varielle, elokuu 2016
WashDC's used and indie bookstores1 lukematon / 1Crypto-Willobie, huhtikuu 2016
Oregon, Portland, Powell's Books2 lukematonta / 2usma83, helmikuu 2016
Colorado, Longmont1 lukematon / 1SaintSunniva, helmikuu 2016
Colorado, Holyoke2 lukematonta / 2SaintSunniva, helmikuu 2016
Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua, Kailua Library - Used Book Store (attached)3 lukematonta / 3AddictedToMorphemes, heinäkuu 2015
Washington, Port Orchard, Book 'Em Used Books1 lukematon / 1AddictedToMorphemes, heinäkuu 2015
Aruba1 lukematon / 1varielle, tammikuu 2015
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Book Trader1 lukematon / 1speaker43, joulukuu 2014
Maryland, Cumberland, The Book Center1 lukematon / 1tymfos, syyskuu 2014
Wyoming, Lander & Rawlins3 lukematonta / 3SaintSunniva, heinäkuu 2014
Michigan, Traverse City, Horizon Books3 lukematonta / 3tymfos, maaliskuu 2014
Detroit, Michigan2 lukematonta / 2tymfos, maaliskuu 2014
Petition to save Rizzoli1 lukematon / 1ziska, tammikuu 2014
Merrill's Bookshop, Hallowell, Maine1 lukematon / 1BeauxBooks, elokuu 2013
New Hampshire--Marborough (just outside of Keene) Homestead Books4 lukematonta / 4rsubber, helmikuu 2013
Philadelphia, PA, Joseph Fox Bookshop3 lukematonta / 3bostonbibliophile, tammikuu 2013
how bookstores survive1 lukematon / 1berthirsch, elokuu 2012
Colorado, Boulder Book Store1 lukematon / 1loumarday, elokuu 2012
Connecticut, Books in Barns6 lukematonta / 6benjclark, lokakuu 2011
Ft Myers Florida area1 lukematon / 1benjclark, heinäkuu 2011
New York, NYC, Argosy Book Store4 lukematonta / 4bostonbibliophile, heinäkuu 2011
TN, Knoxville, McKay's Used Bookstore1 lukematon / 1merideth1775, maaliskuu 2011
California, Grass Valley, Aames and Booktown Books2 lukematonta / 2mkboylan, maaliskuu 2011
New Jersey, Montclair, Montclair Book Center3 lukematonta / 3Hagelstein, helmikuu 2011
Maryland, Baltimore, The Book Escape & Red Emma's1 lukematon / 1AngeleDawn, tammikuu 2011
Minneapolis, MN, Biermaier's Books, Cumming's Books Bite the Dust1 lukematon / 1LamSon, joulukuu 2010
California, San Jose, Recycle Books1 lukematon / 1nemoman, marraskuu 2010
MN, Minneapolis, Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's8 lukematonta / 8brightcopy, helmikuu 2010
WA, Vancouver, Cover to Cover Books1 lukematon / 1CarolO, helmikuu 2010
WA, Seattle (actually Lake Forest Park), Third Place Books2 lukematonta / 2whitetara, syyskuu 2009
Santa Fe New Mexico - Collected Works1 lukematon / 1misericordia, syyskuu 2009
Richmond, Virginia: Black Swan Books1 lukematon / 1BeauxBooks, syyskuu 2009
California, Santa Barbara. Chaucers1 lukematon / 1nemoman, elokuu 2009
South Dakota, Custer, Readers' Retreat Bookstore3 lukematonta / 3SaintSunniva, elokuu 2009
Reminisce about shuttered bookstores21 lukematonta / 21lquilter, elokuu 2009
Montreal, Canada : Biosfaire1 lukematon / 1jefflavoie, heinäkuu 2009
California, Petaluma, Copperfield's Books1 lukematon / 1SaintSunniva, heinäkuu 2009
San Francisco4 lukematonta / 4MissDotty, kesäkuu 2009
Evanston, Illinois - used bookstore5 lukematonta / 5JolieLouise, maaliskuu 2009
Bookstore Photos6 lukematonta / 6mstrust, tammikuu 2009
Ireland, Galway, Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries1 lukematon / 1CarolO, tammikuu 2009
WA, Seattle, Wide World Books and Maps1 lukematon / 1CarolO, tammikuu 2009
Washington - Seattle - Ravenna Third Place Books2 lukematonta / 2CarolO, tammikuu 2009
Seattle, Washington10 lukematonta / 10maggie1944, lokakuu 2008
Colorado, Steamboat Springs2 lukematonta / 2misericordia, syyskuu 2008
New York City - Strand Annex Closing2 lukematonta / 2LamSon, elokuu 2008
Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver - Book Warehouse2 lukematonta / 2betterthanchocolate, huhtikuu 2008
Utah - Salt Lake City - Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore4 lukematonta / 4Makifat, maaliskuu 2008
Healdsburg, CA Copperfield's1 lukematon / 1winecat, maaliskuu 2008
Wyoming, Cheyenne, Phoenix Books & Music1 lukematon / 1misericordia, maaliskuu 2008
Oregon - Portland - Powell's!!!9 lukematonta / 9oregonobsessionz, helmikuu 2008
Texas, Austin, Book People, 6th St and Lamar4 lukematonta / 4AnnaClaire, helmikuu 2008
Berkeley, California4 lukematonta / 4tom1066, tammikuu 2008
New York City, The Strand20 lukematonta / 20aluvalibri, tammikuu 2008
Olympia, Washington, Orca Books1 lukematon / 1ostrom, tammikuu 2008
Tacoma, Washington1 lukematon / 1ostrom, tammikuu 2008
Maryland, Baltimore, BookThing1 lukematon / 1melannen, tammikuu 2008
New York, Hillsdale, The Book Barn1 lukematon / 1CEP, lokakuu 2007
New Jersey, Cream Ridge1 lukematon / 1pomonomo2003, lokakuu 2007
Oregon - Portland - a few more3 lukematonta / 3RoseCityReader, lokakuu 2007
Ontario, Toronto, Mabel's Fables2 lukematonta / 2betterthanchocolate, lokakuu 2007
volusia county, florida1 lukematon / 1andyray, lokakuu 2007
Canada, Ontario, Toronto, BMV Bookstore5 lukematonta / 5wosret, syyskuu 2007
MA, Cambridge, Grolier Poetry Book Shop2 lukematonta / 2Irisheyz77, syyskuu 2007
Ohio, Cleveland, Loganberry Books3 lukematonta / 3DaynaRT, elokuu 2007
Small towns, independent bookstores3 lukematonta / 3oregonobsessionz, elokuu 2007
Conyers, GA - Tattersall's1 lukematon / 1hobbitprincess, elokuu 2007
West Virginia, Upshur Co., Buckhannon, Books,Books,Books2 lukematonta / 2hobbitprincess, elokuu 2007
New York, NYC, Morningside Books4 lukematonta / 4rebeccanyc, elokuu 2007
Italy, Bologna, Feltrinelli International4 lukematonta / 4TheTwoDs, elokuu 2007
California, San Francisco, William Stout Architectural Books1 lukematon / 1hexmap, heinäkuu 2007
Washington, Seattle, Elliott Bay Book Company2 lukematonta / 2aluvalibri, heinäkuu 2007
Italy, Florence, English Bookstores1 lukematon / 1nemoman, heinäkuu 2007
Italy, Bologna, Feltrinelli International1 lukematon / 1nemoman, heinäkuu 2007
California, San Diego1 lukematon / 1nemoman, heinäkuu 2007
Detroit, Michigan: John King Used Books8 lukematonta / 8vpfluke, heinäkuu 2007
Iowa and South Dakota1 lukematon / 1bookworm12, heinäkuu 2007
Washington, Seattle -- Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers1 lukematon / 1WholeHouseLibrary, heinäkuu 2007
Singapore/International/Online - EbookCrescent.com2 lukematonta / 2WholeHouseLibrary, heinäkuu 2007
Florida - Jax & St Pete2 lukematonta / 2andyray, kesäkuu 2007
Canada, Ontario, Toronto, TYPE Books2 lukematonta / 2betterthanchocolate, kesäkuu 2007
Ontario, Toronto, Eliot's Bookshop3 lukematonta / 3Autodafe, toukokuu 2007
Peekskill, New York: Bruised Apple Books3 lukematonta / 3bleuroses, toukokuu 2007
Bay Area Bookstores, California9 lukematonta / 9aluvalibri, huhtikuu 2007
New Mexico, Santa Fe, Books & More Books1 lukematon / 1misericordia, huhtikuu 2007
New Mexico, Santa Fe, Garcia Street Books1 lukematon / 1misericordia, huhtikuu 2007
Colorado, Denver, Tattered Cover3 lukematonta / 3misericordia, huhtikuu 2007
New Hampshire...2 lukematonta / 2Bookmarque, maaliskuu 2007
Oregon - Portland - oldimprints.com1 lukematon / 1oregonobsessionz, maaliskuu 2007
Wisconsin, Milwaukee -- Renaissance Book Shop - 834 N Plankinton Ave7 lukematonta / 7ExVivre, helmikuu 2007
New York, NYC, Three Lives & Company2 lukematonta / 2aluvalibri, helmikuu 2007
Australia, Melbourne, Grub Street Bookstore1 lukematon / 1ryn_books, tammikuu 2007
California, San Francisco, Green Apple Books1 lukematon / 1pechmerle, tammikuu 2007
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