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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 Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Great Overland Book Company

SF obsessions go deep at Great Overland, purveyor of rare and obscure books on SF's pet subjects. DIY dandies find inspiration in 1891 World's Fair Household Companion recipes for bone-marrow pomade, while bartender…
Top Choice Books in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bound Together Anarchist Book Collective

Since 1976 this volunteer-run, nonprofit anarchist bookstore has kept free thinkers supplied with organic-permaculture manuals, prison literature and radical comics, while coordinating the annual spring Anarchist Bo…
Top Choice Books in Denver

Tattered Cover Bookstore

There are plenty of places to curl up with a book in Denver’s beloved independent bookstore. Bursting with new and used books, it has a good stock of regional travel guides and nonfiction titles dedicated to the Wes…
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 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 Capitol Hill & South DC

Capitol Hill Books

A trove of secondhand awesomeness, this shop has so many books staff have to double-stack them on the shelves. Superb notes by the cantankerous clerks help guide your selection. Categories are, er, unconventional, i…
Top Choice Books in Philadelphia

Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books

Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill is the owner and passionate force behind this ace cafe and bookstore specializing in black writers and literature. The shelves that line the several rooms of the cozy caf…
Top Choice Books in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Kramerbooks

This flagship independent – which leapt into First Amendment history when it refused to release Monica Lewinsky’s book-buying list to Ken Starr's snoops – features first-rate literature, travel and politics sections…