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This week’s topic, in honor of the UK’s National Bookshop Day on October 1, is:
Favorite Bookstores OR Bookstores I’d Love to Visit
Since there aren’t many bookstores I love to visit here locally, I’m including both favorites and ones I’d love to visit in my list.
- Cavalier House Books, Denham Springs, Louisiana – You can buy physical books and ebooks (for Kobo) here! It’s a neat little store a little ways east of Baton Rouge. I don’t get out there nearly often enough.
- McKay’s, Chattanooga, Tennessee – We got to stop here and browse awhile on our travels last summer. It’s a used bookstore and SO MUCH MORE. My older son isn’t a big reader, so he wasn’t thrilled about a bookstore. Then we walked in. He was ready to stay for hours! If we head back that way, it will definitely be on our list of places to visit.
- Golden’s Book Exchange, Waco, Texas – Before I married my husband, he lived in Waco. We liked to go rummage around Golden’s, and we’d almost always leave with a lot of books for not a lot of cash.
- Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Waco, Texas – This is new to town since we’ve moved out of Texas. I hope to go there when we make it back to Waco someday!
- Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht, Netherlands – I got to visit the Netherlands in 1993. Had this bookstore existed then, I would have made a point to go there!
- The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California – I want to go if for no other reason than to see the famous book tunnel. I want to know, can people actually buy the books that make up that tunnel? If they can, how do you get them out without damaging the tunnel’s integrity?
- Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon – It’s a WHOLE CITY BLOCK. Of BOOKS. Why would I not want to go?!
- Interabang Books, Dallas, Texas – The store takes its name from the interrobang, a non-standard punctuation mark that combines the question mark and exclamation point. Interabang’s website says, “This mark conveys the spirit of our independent bookstore and suggests the search for knowledge and the excitement of discovery. We want you to have this energizing experience as you make each new selection from our collection.” I’m ready to go exploring there!
- Square Books, Oxford, Mississippi – Four stores on five floors in three buildings. I could spend a few hours browsing and buying.
- Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Delray Beach, Florida – This store specializes in mystery, thrillers, and suspense. Those are some of my favorites. Let’s go!
Do you have any favorite bookstores or bookstores you’d really love to visit? Tell me about them in the comments!