The readers of this blog are exactly the folks always searching for a new, wonderful bookstore. So this seemed like the perfect place to establish a list of the country's top bookstores. I'll kick it off, perhaps adding as I think more about it. But I hope that commenters will share lots of ideas. If this gets going, I'll try to incorporate comments into the post for easy reading (perhaps organizing by state).
This is one crowdsourcing exercise that might actually make a difference in some of our lives!
Update: I have incorporated suggestions from commenters to facilitate reading.
Asheville, NC area:
Alabama Booksmith (new and used)
Burlington VT area:
Flying Pig Bookstore (Shelburne)
Hudson Valley/Catskills NY
Joseph-Beth Booksellers (three other locations including Cincinnati)
Books & Books (multiple locations)
New York area
Portland, OR area:
San Francisco area:
St. Louis area:
Vero Beach FL
Washington DC area: