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post Sep 9 2008, 01:23 PM
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Here is a list of the Top 19 independent bookstores in the US:

Barbara's Bookstore, Chicago, IL
Black Oak Books, Berkeley, CA
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
City Lights Booksellers, San Francisco, CA
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
Haslam's Book Store, St. Petersburg, FL
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque, NM
Politics and Prose, Washington, DC
Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR
Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC
Harry W Schwartz Bookshop, Milwaukee, WI
Square Books, Oxford, MS
The Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
Vroman's, Pasadena, CA

The list with addresses and more info can be found here:

Powell's is the most amazing bookstore I've ever been to. We usually go there several times whenever we are in Portland. It is a city block, and requires a map to get around. They sell used and new books.

The Tattered Cover in Denver is a very nice bookstore in Denver (the Historic LoDo store is quite nice). Vroman's in Pasadena is also a great store.

Have you been to any of these bookstores? What is your favorite bookstore?

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post Sep 12 2008, 04:33 PM
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To be honest, I've walked past it and looked into the doorway, but we were on our way to somewhere else, and I swore I would come back and visit, which regrettably I never did. I did see the film "Before Sunset" that was filmed there. If you haven't seen it yet, get it from the video store. Better still, get "Before Sunrise" first, as "Before Sunset" is the sequel. If you can get them both at once, it would be perfect. It's just hours of conversation between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Vienna and Paris. You will either love them or hate them. I'd be interested in your opinion.

By the way, I'm reading your blog little by little. I love it. It's down to earth, amusing and just....you! You even make buying toilet paper fun!

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post Sep 15 2008, 08:45 AM
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QUOTE(mmbcross @ Sep 12 2008, 05:33 PM) *

You even make buying toilet paper fun!

Haaaahahaha, so funny. So true.

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