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Must Visit Bookstores

Must Visit Bookstores

Book Corner

311 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103


Located right around the corner from Hallahan. The Book Corner sells used books, vinyls and VCR’s. They call themselves Friends of the Free Library. They even have a black and white cat that always seems to be dirty.



The Strand

Manhattan, New York


I found out about The Strand through a book, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. Opened in 1927, The Strand was one of the many 48 bookstores in the area called the Book Row. The Strand is the sole survivor. It has over 2.5 million used, new, and collectible books.


The Last Bookstore

Los Angeles, California


In 2005, Josh Spencer, a man who took his experience of selling on eBay decided to focus on making a bookstore, which started in a downtown LA loft. The store changed location twice after that. They got tons of used books, being the only store in downtown LA that buys used books. Now The Last Bookstore has become the largest independent bookstore in California.




Powell’s Books

Portland, Oregon


In 1970, Michael Powell, a University of Chicago graduate student, opened his first bookstore. Encouraged by friends and  professors, including author Saul Bellow, Michael borrowed $3,000 and his bookstore proved so successful that he was able to pay it all back within two months. Powell’s Books has multiple locations, it sells books used, new, and signed.



John K. King Used and Rare Books

Detroit, Michigan


Located in Detroit’s industrial wasteland, this abandoned glove factory houses over a million books.



Books & Books

Coral Gables, Florida


A community of writers and readers, this bookstore is famous for hosting 60 author events a month!


Politics & Prose

Washington, D.C.


A lively, eventful bookstore located in the Capital. This store is for all people, from business people to school children. Authors are hosted every night and often twice on weekdays. Many book groups are also held there.




Prairie Lights

Iowa City, Iowa


Prairie Lights sprung up in May, 1978. They sold new, established authors such as Raymond Carver, Alice Munro, and George Orwell.









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