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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Co-op bookstores: seen any?7 ulæste / 7spiralsheep, november 15, 2020
St. Augustine, Florida1 ulæst / 1varielle, november 7, 2020
Wigtown, Scotland. The Open Book1 ulæst / 1Crypto-Willobie, juni 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland1 ulæst / 1varielle, juni 2018
Strands in NYC is hiring-take quiz2 ulæste / 2varielle, januar 2018
Save Atlantis Books! (URGENT)2 ulæste / 2varielle, august 2016
WashDC's used and indie bookstores1 ulæst / 1Crypto-Willobie, april 2016
Oregon, Portland, Powell's Books2 ulæste / 2usma83, februar 2016
Colorado, Longmont1 ulæst / 1SaintSunniva, februar 2016
Colorado, Holyoke2 ulæste / 2SaintSunniva, februar 2016
Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua, Kailua Library - Used Book Store (attached)3 ulæste / 3AddictedToMorphemes, juli 2015
Washington, Port Orchard, Book 'Em Used Books1 ulæst / 1AddictedToMorphemes, juli 2015
Aruba1 ulæst / 1varielle, januar 2015
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Book Trader1 ulæst / 1speaker43, december 2014
Maryland, Cumberland, The Book Center1 ulæst / 1tymfos, september 2014
Wyoming, Lander & Rawlins3 ulæste / 3SaintSunniva, juli 2014
Michigan, Traverse City, Horizon Books3 ulæste / 3tymfos, marts 2014
Detroit, Michigan2 ulæste / 2tymfos, marts 2014
Petition to save Rizzoli1 ulæst / 1ziska, januar 2014
Merrill's Bookshop, Hallowell, Maine1 ulæst / 1BeauxBooks, august 2013
New Hampshire--Marborough (just outside of Keene) Homestead Books4 ulæste / 4rsubber, februar 2013
Philadelphia, PA, Joseph Fox Bookshop3 ulæste / 3bostonbibliophile, januar 2013
how bookstores survive1 ulæst / 1berthirsch, august 2012
Colorado, Boulder Book Store1 ulæst / 1loumarday, august 2012
Connecticut, Books in Barns6 ulæste / 6benjclark, oktober 2011
Ft Myers Florida area1 ulæst / 1benjclark, juli 2011
New York, NYC, Argosy Book Store4 ulæste / 4bostonbibliophile, juli 2011
TN, Knoxville, McKay's Used Bookstore1 ulæst / 1merideth1775, marts 2011
California, Grass Valley, Aames and Booktown Books2 ulæste / 2mkboylan, marts 2011
New Jersey, Montclair, Montclair Book Center3 ulæste / 3Hagelstein, februar 2011
Maryland, Baltimore, The Book Escape & Red Emma's1 ulæst / 1AngeleDawn, januar 2011
Minneapolis, MN, Biermaier's Books, Cumming's Books Bite the Dust1 ulæst / 1LamSon, december 2010
California, San Jose, Recycle Books1 ulæst / 1nemoman, november 2010
MN, Minneapolis, Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's8 ulæste / 8brightcopy, februar 2010
WA, Vancouver, Cover to Cover Books1 ulæst / 1CarolO, februar 2010
WA, Seattle (actually Lake Forest Park), Third Place Books2 ulæste / 2whitetara, september 2009
Santa Fe New Mexico - Collected Works1 ulæst / 1misericordia, september 2009
Richmond, Virginia: Black Swan Books1 ulæst / 1BeauxBooks, september 2009
California, Santa Barbara. Chaucers1 ulæst / 1nemoman, august 2009
South Dakota, Custer, Readers' Retreat Bookstore3 ulæste / 3SaintSunniva, august 2009
Reminisce about shuttered bookstores21 ulæste / 21lquilter, august 2009
Montreal, Canada : Biosfaire1 ulæst / 1jefflavoie, juli 2009
California, Petaluma, Copperfield's Books1 ulæst / 1SaintSunniva, juli 2009
San Francisco4 ulæste / 4MissDotty, juni 2009
Evanston, Illinois - used bookstore5 ulæste / 5JolieLouise, marts 2009
Question about a Las Vegas6 ulæste / 6misericordia, januar 2009
Bookstore Photos6 ulæste / 6mstrust, januar 2009
Ireland, Galway, Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries1 ulæst / 1CarolO, januar 2009
WA, Seattle, Wide World Books and Maps1 ulæst / 1CarolO, januar 2009
Washington - Seattle - Ravenna Third Place Books2 ulæste / 2CarolO, januar 2009
Seattle, Washington10 ulæste / 10maggie1944, oktober 2008
Colorado, Steamboat Springs2 ulæste / 2misericordia, september 2008
New York City - Strand Annex Closing2 ulæste / 2LamSon, august 2008
Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver - Book Warehouse2 ulæste / 2betterthanchocolate, april 2008
Utah - Salt Lake City - Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore4 ulæste / 4Makifat, marts 2008
Healdsburg, CA Copperfield's1 ulæst / 1winecat, marts 2008
Wyoming, Cheyenne, Phoenix Books & Music1 ulæst / 1misericordia, marts 2008
Oregon - Portland - Powell's!!!9 ulæste / 9oregonobsessionz, februar 2008
Texas, Austin, Book People, 6th St and Lamar4 ulæste / 4AnnaClaire, februar 2008
Berkeley, California4 ulæste / 4tom1066, januar 2008
New York City, The Strand20 ulæste / 20aluvalibri, januar 2008
Olympia, Washington, Orca Books1 ulæst / 1ostrom, januar 2008
Tacoma, Washington1 ulæst / 1ostrom, januar 2008
Maryland, Baltimore, BookThing1 ulæst / 1melannen, januar 2008
New York, Hillsdale, The Book Barn1 ulæst / 1CEP, oktober 2007
New Jersey, Cream Ridge1 ulæst / 1pomonomo2003, oktober 2007
Oregon - Portland - a few more3 ulæste / 3RoseCityReader, oktober 2007
Ontario, Toronto, Mabel's Fables2 ulæste / 2betterthanchocolate, oktober 2007
volusia county, florida1 ulæst / 1andyray, oktober 2007
Canada, Ontario, Toronto, BMV Bookstore5 ulæste / 5wosret, september 2007
MA, Cambridge, Grolier Poetry Book Shop2 ulæste / 2Irisheyz77, september 2007
Ohio, Cleveland, Loganberry Books3 ulæste / 3DaynaRT, august 2007
Small towns, independent bookstores3 ulæste / 3oregonobsessionz, august 2007
Conyers, GA - Tattersall's1 ulæst / 1hobbitprincess, august 2007
West Virginia, Upshur Co., Buckhannon, Books,Books,Books2 ulæste / 2hobbitprincess, august 2007
New York, NYC, Morningside Books4 ulæste / 4rebeccanyc, august 2007
Italy, Bologna, Feltrinelli International4 ulæste / 4TheTwoDs, august 2007
California, San Francisco, William Stout Architectural Books1 ulæst / 1hexmap, juli 2007
Washington, Seattle, Elliott Bay Book Company2 ulæste / 2aluvalibri, juli 2007
Italy, Florence, English Bookstores1 ulæst / 1nemoman, juli 2007
Italy, Bologna, Feltrinelli International1 ulæst / 1nemoman, juli 2007
California, San Diego1 ulæst / 1nemoman, juli 2007
Detroit, Michigan: John King Used Books8 ulæste / 8vpfluke, juli 2007
Iowa and South Dakota1 ulæst / 1bookworm12, juli 2007
Washington, Seattle -- Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers1 ulæst / 1WholeHouseLibrary, juli 2007
Singapore/International/Online - EbookCrescent.com2 ulæste / 2WholeHouseLibrary, juli 2007
Florida - Jax & St Pete2 ulæste / 2andyray, juni 2007
Canada, Ontario, Toronto, TYPE Books2 ulæste / 2betterthanchocolate, juni 2007
Ontario, Toronto, Eliot's Bookshop3 ulæste / 3Autodafe, maj 2007
Peekskill, New York: Bruised Apple Books3 ulæste / 3bleuroses, maj 2007
Bay Area Bookstores, California9 ulæste / 9aluvalibri, april 2007
New Mexico, Santa Fe, Books & More Books1 ulæst / 1misericordia, april 2007
New Mexico, Santa Fe, Garcia Street Books1 ulæst / 1misericordia, april 2007
Colorado, Denver, Tattered Cover3 ulæste / 3misericordia, april 2007
New Hampshire...2 ulæste / 2Bookmarque, marts 2007
Oregon - Portland - oldimprints.com1 ulæst / 1oregonobsessionz, marts 2007
Wisconsin, Milwaukee -- Renaissance Book Shop - 834 N Plankinton Ave7 ulæste / 7ExVivre, februar 2007
New York, NYC, Three Lives & Company2 ulæste / 2aluvalibri, februar 2007
Australia, Melbourne, Grub Street Bookstore1 ulæst / 1ryn_books, januar 2007
California, San Francisco, Green Apple Books1 ulæst / 1pechmerle, januar 2007
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