Living in the digital age, more and more bookstores are becoming obsolete. People turn to Amazon or EBay to try to locate their book needs. Unfortunately, many of these fine institutions are facing an unprecedented competition, and are forced to close. However, there are still those who are thriving even in the face of this digital catastrophe. So if you’re looking for a great book, make sure to check out these amazing bookstores from across America.
Best Bookstores: Powell’s Books
Taking up an entire city block, this downtown Portland, OR; this bookstore is the largest new and used bookstore with shelves housing over a million different books. In fact, in order to help organize the whopping 3,500 different sections, Powell’s Books had to color code the rooms.
Best Bookstores: John K. King Used and Rare Books
Book lovers’ jaws will drop when they spot this former glove factory turned bookstore. Specializing in rare, out of print, or unique books; this bookstore houses over 900 categories this Detroit gem offers plenty of shelves to explore.
Best Bookstores: Myopic Books
This unique bookstore in Chicago offers a safe haven for both writers and book lovers. Sit and write your own masterpiece, sell books you no longer need (or want), or just take a stroll through the wide selections of new and used books; there is plenty to do at this Wicker Park shop.
Best Bookstores: The Brattle
One of America’s oldest and largest used bookstores, The Brattle offers two floors of general books, and a third floor to house rare and antique books. Located in the heart of Boston, this bookstore will make you wish you could stay.
Best Bookstores: Three Lives
Sign away your afternoon at Three Lives in the West Village. This exquisite bookstore offers titles you’ve been dying to read, as well as those you didn’t even know you wanted. With so many great books, you’ll wish you did have three lives to read them all!