Steven Solomon (ssol) Sat 7 Aug 99 14:29
Beyond Words - Northampton, MA
M. J. Rose (anewanais) Sun 15 Aug 99 15:50
Alas, mine closed. It was Burlington Books on Madison Ave and 83rd. ITs been replaced by another, but its spiffier and newer and I liked the mess and the mustiness of the old store.
Undo Influence (mnemonic) Mon 16 Aug 99 07:40
There are some nice little bookstores up in the Carnegie Hill area, aren't there?
Gary Lambert (almanac) Sat 6 Nov 99 13:40
Locally, I love: City Lights and A Clean Well-Lighted Place in SF; Cody's and Diesel in the East Bay. In other cities: Gotham Book Mart, Strand and St. Marks Books in NYC; Book Soup in L.A. But Powell's in Portland is still, hands down, the greatest bookstore I've ever seen.
Mark Binder (realfun) Thu 15 Jun 00 11:39
Myopic Books in Providence, RI. A great used bookstore. There's always something you want to buy.
John Ross (johnross) Thu 15 Jun 00 18:41
In Seattle: Elliott Bay Books Seattle Book Center Wit's End In Vancouver: Duthie's
Ari Davidow (ari) Wed 12 Jul 00 13:01
Boston has such a wealth of really, really good bookstores. My favorite new books place is probably Newton's "Mobile Book Fair", which is just an amazing warehouse of books books books and great staff. Since Powell's in Portland, OR is inconvenient, I've recycled a lot of money at McIntyre & Moore in Davis Square (although I liked the former Harvard Square store better), the used book place whose name I can never remember at Beacon & St. Mary's in Boston, the Victor Hugo on Newbury St. for perfect browsing, and the Harvard Bookstore in Harvard Square for a nice compromise between the best of new and used books.
naruhodo (michael-martin) Wed 12 Jul 00 13:23
you have just described a common weekend itinerary for me.
Neil Glazer (neil-glazer) Thu 13 Jul 00 07:11
Philadelphia has a couple of good ones, though my favorites are Robbins Bookstore, on 13th Street, which has one of the most comprehensive poetry collections I've come across (and weekly, at least, readings), and, for the mystical explorer in me, Garland of Letters, on South Street, which is one of the very best in that genre, anywhere.
David Chaplin-Loebell (dloebell) Mon 24 Jul 00 06:23
While in Philadelphia, meander out to Mount Airy and check out Walk a Crooked Mile books, in the Mount Airy train station.
onthe wall (hewie) Sun 14 Jan 01 10:44
My favorite is gone .. it was the Either/Or Bookstore in Hermosa Beach .. a bunch of tiny stores knocked together, climbing up the hill a block from the beach ..
Linda Castellani (castle) Sun 14 Jan 01 13:49
When did it go??
on the wall .. (hewie) Tue 16 Jan 01 18:08
not sure, I'm living in Northern California now .. I just got word from a friend that it was gone ... I wasn't there to watch. I used to live less than a block away, and at 10 or 10:30 at night, getting settled in and realizing I didn't have anything to read, I could pull on a sweater and walk to the corner and browse for a book. Ahhh ... what a life.
Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 16 Jan 01 18:37
I used to live not too far from there, too. What a shame. I always loved the name!
depresso doppio (sd) Sat 17 Feb 01 16:17
tattered cover in denver and the imposing strand of course sorry i'm to lazy to read back to see that these had already been discussed o and codys and chapel hill rare books...
M. J. Rose (anewanais) Tue 13 Mar 01 06:09
I have two new favorites - one is Just books in Greenwich Ct. (Justbooks.org on line). Only 800 sq ft. but the people who run the store are so knowledgable. And readerville.com - an online bookstore that has the feel of a bricks and mortar indy.
Tara (taragl) Thu 15 Mar 01 06:12
Mind if I pop in? Reading this topic made me remember my all-time favorite book shop - The Canterbury Cafe in Madison, Wisconsin. There was always a jazz trio, the world's best soup, and overly-long games of Scrabble. I never went in to get a specific book, but every time I visited, I came out with an armful of them and lunch to boot.
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