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Top Choice Books in Pioneer Valley

Montague Bookmill

This place promises 'books you don't need in a place you can't find.' Luckily, both claims are slightly exaggerated. Housed in a converted cedar gristmill from 1842, the bookmill's maze of rooms are packed with used…
Top Choice Books in Manchester

Northshire Bookstore

Forming both the geographic and the intellectual center of the Manchester community, this thriving independent bookstore is the best in Vermont, with a sprawling collection of titles on every subject imaginable (inc…
Top Choice Books in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Kidsbooks

From Squishy McFluff to The Great Big Dinosaur, this huge child-friendly store – reputedly Canada's biggest kids' bookshop – has thousands of novels, picture books and anything else you can think of to keep your boo…
Top Choice Books in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Strand Book Store

Beloved and legendary, the iconic Strand embodies downtown NYC's intellectual bona fides – a bibliophile's Oz, where generations of book lovers carrying the store's trademark tote bags happily lose themselves for ho…
Top Choice Books in Downtown & West End

Paper Hound

Proving the printed word is alive and kicking, this small but perfectly curated secondhand-book store opened a couple of years ago and has already become a dog-eared favorite among locals. It is a perfect spot for b…
Top Choice Books in Green Lake & Fremont

Wide World Books & Maps

This is the kind of travel-themed accessory and book shop that hippy trail pioneers would once have enjoyed (although the guidebooks have been updated since then). In operation since the mid 1970s, Wide World is sti…
Top Choice Books in U District

University Book Store

University Book Store is a vast all-purpose book emporium founded in 1900, making it Seattle's oldest. Its huge catalog of tomes is a browser's dream, and helpful staff, a regular program of events and a cozy cafe m…
Top Choice Books in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Drawn & Quarterly

The flagship store of this cult independent comic-book and graphic-novel publisher has become something of a local literary haven. Cool book launches take place here, and the quaint little shop sells all sorts of re…
Top Choice Books in Hilo

Still Life Books

Bibliophiles and audiophiles should set aside ample time to browse this handpicked inventory of secondhand books and LPs. Expect literature, history, art, travel and philosophy. No potboilers. This cozy basement spa…
Top Choice Books in Portland

Powell's City of Books

Powell's is one of the USA's largest independent bookstores, with a whole city block of new and used titles and a well-attended series of readings. There's another branch at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd (with a Home and G…