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August 06, 2012


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Amy Widman

In Brooklyn, Community Books, and Greenlight Books. In the Chicago area, Book Table.

Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Hooray for Books in Alexandria, Virginia and the the The Flying Pig in Shelburne, Vermont!

Gene Basanta

In Saint Louis you'll find two locations for Left Bank Books. See


Uppercase Bookshop, Snohomish, WA 30 miles north of Seattle.

Brian Clarke

Books & Co in Lexington, VA (corner of Jefferson and Nelson)


McNally Jackson, NYC

Alfred Brophy

Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City is a real gem.

Alfred Brophy

For the next few weeks there's the Chester County Book and Music Store in my hometown of West Chester. It has a fabulous collection -- for instance, I bought Betsy Blackmar's Manhattan for Rent there some years ago -- a great but specialized nineteenth century of NYC. Whenever I'm home I try to go there -- it's a real gem. Alas, I have just heard that they're closing.

Jennifer Laurin

Don't miss Book People in Austin, TX. In Chicago, Women and Children First is a great one also.


The Book Barn in Niantic, CT is a fantastic used bookstore.

Dean C. Rowan

Grolier Poetry Bookshop (Cambridge, MA): It's just around the corner from Harvard Bookstore.

Bernie Meyler

In Cambridge, Schoenhof's is fantastic for foreign language books and the Grolier is an incredible store specializing in poetry. I believe that Book Culture (which used to be Labyrinth Books) remains the best scholarly book store in NYC. Labyrinth Books retains a store in Princeton, NJ. Posman's Books (with a couple of NYC locations) is also excellent, although with a very different emphasis. The Drama Book Shop in Manhattan has a comprehensive collection of works related to its name.

Stephen R. Miller

For anyone who makes it to Boise, check out Trip Taylor Bookseller (used) and Hyde Park Books (new and used).

Jim Gardner

Talking Leaves in Buffalo.

Spencer Waller

Women and Children First in Chicago should also be on the list.


Raven Used Books (Cambridge, MA) is excellent ( -- they also have a Boston location that I've never been to, but which I suspect would be quite good as well.

Joan Mahoney

Reading Reptile in Kansas City is fabulous for children's books.


Raven Used Books in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA, specializing in scholarly books

Orly Lobel

Warwicks in La Jolla, Ca. Has weekly authors come in to speak about their book.

Shubha Ghosh

Avol's Books, Madison, WI
Paul's Books, Madison, WI
Talking Leaves, Buffalo, NY
Full Circle, OKC, OK
Powell's, Portland, OR
Kepler's, Menlo Park, CA
Valley Book Shop, Amherst, MA (now only online, I think)

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