Bookish Thought: US Bookstores You Have to Visit

Bookish Thought is a type of discussion post where I talk about anything book related and of course leave it open for you all to respond :)
I meant to post this awhile ago, but work and other blog posts got in the way. So here I am posting it on Thursday, not Wednesday. 

Welcome to part two of my Bookish Thought: Bookstores you have to visit! In this post, I’m going to list out the top bookstores any bookworm should visit in the different areas of the US.

Because I haven’t extensively traveled throughout the US, I haven’t seen many of the great bookstores. So I searched for some different lists that listed out all the bookstores in the US that you just have to visit. To compile my list (which I have to say now is probably incomplete) I used this BuzzFeed list, this LifeHack article, and this Travel + Leisure article.

The West

The Elliott Book Bay Company – Seattle, WA

The Eclipse Bookstore – Bellingham, WA

Chapter One Bookstore – Ketchum, ID

Shakespeare & Co – Missoula, MT

The King’s English Bookshop – Salt Lake City, UT

Bart’s Books – Ojai, CA

The Poisoned Pen – Scottsdale, AZ

The South

Square Books – Oxford, MS

Blue Bicycle Books – Charleston, SC

Maple Street Book Shop – New Orleans, LA

Faulkner house Books – New Orleans, LA

Books & Books – Coral Gables, FL

(I’m sad that I didn’t know about the NOLA bookstores while I was just there!)

The East

Politics & Prose – Washington, DC

Brattle Book Shop – Boston, MA

Montague Bookmill – Montague, MA

McNally Jackson Books – NYC

Rizzoli Bookstore – NYC

Atomic Books – Baltimore, MD

Symposium Books – Providence, RI

The Rest of the US

Boulder Bookstore – Boulder, CO

Tattered Cover Bookstore – Denver, CO

Prairie Lights – Iowa City, IA

Full Circle Bookstore – Oklahoma City, OK

Magers & Quinn – Minneapolis, MN

John K. King Used and Rare Books – Detroit, MI

So there is just a snapshot of some of the more notable US bookstores that have to be visited (I may add links later). The next step is where you come in!

What are some of your favorite neighborhood bookstore haunts?? Have you visited any of these?

Happy reading and buying ;)


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