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Independent Bookstores of the United States (Book Guide): Gotham Book Mart, City Lights Bookstore, Powell's Books, Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 43. Chapters: Gotham Book Mart, City Lights Bookstore, Powell's Books, Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, Weiser Antiquarian Books, Internationalist Books, Cody's Books, Eighth Day Books, Pulpwood Queens, Book Soup, Lambda Rising, That's Entertainment, Gambler's Book Shop / GBC Press, Yottaquest, Kepler's Books, Better World Books, Leary's book store, Oscar Wilde Bookshop, Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Tattered Cover, American Booksellers Association, Vroman's Bookstore, Bookmill, Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Greetings & Readings, Book Sense, The Wooster Book Company, Booksmith, Amicus Books, Printers Inc. Bookstore, Prairie Lights, Kroch's and Brentano's, Borderlands Books, List of independent bookstores in the United States, Harvard Book Store, Iron Rail Book Collective, Strand Bookstore, Pariyatti, John K. King Books, John Cole's Book Shop, Seminary Co-op, The Odyssey Bookshop, Acres of Books, Mayday Books, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Wooden Shoe Books, Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, In Other Words Women's Books and Resources, Lorem Ipsum Books, Green Apple Books & Music, Rainy Day Books, The Poisoned Pen, Dutton's Books, Lobal Orning, Brian MacKenzie Infoshop, New World Resource Center, Globe Corner Bookstore, Schuler Books & Music, Renaissance Books, Unnameable Books, Coliseum Books, Kramerbooks & Afterwords, BookPeople, Daedalus Books, Washingtonbook, Prairie Avenue Bookshop, Book Rack, Prospero's Books. Excerpt: The Gotham Book Mart, in operation from 1920 to 2007, was a famous midtown Manhattan bookstore and cultural landmark. The business was located first in a small basement space on West 45th Street near the Theater District, it then moved to 51 West 47th Street, then spent many years at 41 West 47th Street within the Diamond District in Manhattan, New York City, before finally moving to 1...
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Today on my IG feed…. How could I not share in case anyone else has a similar response. 😘

slategreyskies Love this! 💕 2mo
Maria514626 😂😂😂 2mo
Ladygodiva7 I‘d be in ✨ HEAVEN ✨ 2mo
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Nelnjali Oh, I used to, and I still miss it! 2mo
Deifio Was talking to a friend about bookstores today and then we went to an independent bookstore he didn't know yet. Such a charming place. Books everywhere, stacked on the floor, leaning against other stacks of books! Lovely, sooo many books 2mo
allureofbeauty I do. Moon Palace Books 🖤 2mo
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Guess where I am ….

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3mo
Gissy 📚📚📚📚🙌❤️ 3mo
StaceGhost Aaaaahhhhhhh!!!! Yay!! 3mo
TheNerdGodfather Just seeing this calms my spirit! 3mo
suvata Soothing 3mo
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Didn‘t get out to any local indie bookstores today, sadly… but I‘m loving this tweet (and feeling called out lol)
#whereisthelie #independentbookstoreday

Christine LOL - too true! I didn‘t get to the stores in person today either but did do an online order through a new local indie. I will “suffer” through the 4-8 day shipping window. 😁 5mo
sprainedbrain This is so true! 5mo
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😏🔥 from @gemmacorrel on IG 😂

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☑️ browsed in a bookstore for the first time in over a year
☑️ checked out a NEW bookstore in town that was sorely needed after one shuttered a few years ago
☑️ bought books on Independent Bookstore Day

Doesn‘t get any better! ☺️☺️☺️

TrishB Same as me for your first point 👍🏻 felt great. 1y
LiteraryinLawrence Me too!! 💗💗 1y
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JamieArc Yes! I see people applauding Amazon and I‘m like, 😠🤯🤬 2y
Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌👏 Im working on it! Definitely for books - I love shopping Indie and bookshop.org 2y
FreeReadAndWrite @Chrissyreadit same! I also support Barnes & Noble bc we truly do need more than one major book chain 2y
readordierachel 🙌🏽 2y
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Nice to see so much support! Hope it continues.

They received 25,000 online orders over the weekend, causing a website crash. Normally get 300 orders a day. One woman bought 197 books. A dozen customers asked the Strand to design their home libraries.


Ruthiella I like to dream about buying 197 books! 😀 2y
Paperback.Propensity That's amazing. I love the Strand 2y
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Local independent bookstores need our help more than ever right now.

Chrissyreadit Thanks so much for sharing this. I‘m going to spread the info too. 2y
Lesanne Thanks for sharing! I just ordered a book from the site. 😊 2y
SamAnne This is great. 2y
ephemeralwaltz Thanks for sharing! 2y
ephemeralwaltz This is really important. 2y
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Horizon Books in Seattle has quarantine mystery bundles. $25 (plus tax and shipping) for 5 books.

I just ordered my bundle hopefully filled with fantasy, urban fantasy, & sci-fi. 😀


Mitch Such a good idea. Let us know what mysteries your parcel contains! 👏🏼 3y
squirrelbrain How exciting! Can‘t wait to hear all about it, when it arrives. 3y
reading_rainbow how cool!!! 3y
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rockpools That sounds really fun! We need unboxing pics. 📦 3y
Hooked_on_books What a cool idea! 3y
PurpleTulipGirl My local yarn shop is doing mystery boxes. “Quarenskeins.” 😏 3y
wanderinglynn @Mitch @squirrelbrain @RachelO I will post an unboxing photo. 👍🏻 3y
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I have spent the last week and a half with my mom. We spent part of the time at her house and then the rest at my house. We both love to read, so we were able to visit two independent bookstores. First, we spent time at The Book Loft in Columbus, OH. 32 rooms of books!! Next, we checked out Trust Books in Akron, OH. It operates on trust!! I loved it so much. We were so happy to share our love of books. We did go to Barnes and Noble too.

Chelsea.Poole Love the Book Loft! ♥️📖 3y
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#IndieBookstoreDay : AND the pinnacle of my weekend has to be this giant stack of ARCs I collected (mostly free, some from last year, some still yet to be released). It‘s an absolutely daunting stack and yet I couldn‘t be happier to have them 😄

cariashley 😍 3y
mrozzz So many good ones here I think ☺️ @cariashley 3y
readordierachel Such a beautiful sight! 3y
mrozzz @readordierachel It really is, isn't it? 😊 3y
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#IndieBookstoreDay: Here are a couple discounted books I picked up by local Connecticut authors, both of which I was persuaded to pick up after a great conversation with the shop owner! The Jane Mount theme continued with the pack of notebooks I simply had to have.

BookNAround Wonder Garden was fantastic and I‘m not usually a fan of short stories. 3y
mrozzz Good to hear!! @BookNAround I‘m currently reading a fantastic collection (though also I don‘t usually like them) you might want to check out 3y
Megabooks Loved The Wonder Garden! 3y
mrozzz @Megabooks Yay! I'm looking forward to it. 3y
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Finally got my act together @BarbaraBB 🤗 Here is PART of my #bookhaul from #IndieBookstoreDay !! The books I bought, the amazing Jane Mount bag was FREE! I almost can‘t bring myself to use the tote, it‘s so beautiful.

BookNAround I got the T-shirt with this print on it for free thanks to my overindulgence. 😂 Is it greedy that I really want the bag too? Might have to see if anyone is selling them. 🤪 3y
mrozzz I don‘t think so!! @BookNAround how can you not covet this gorgeous bag?? 3y
BarbaraBB Such a great haul (and bag!)😍. And the best is, I havrn‘t read any of your books, so I am looking forward to your recommendations! 😘 3y
mrozzz @BarbaraBB Thanks!! 💜 Aww, well I'll definitely share my thoughts once I get to them- though I have no idea when that will be. 😆 3y
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Checked off 6 today - and failed miserably with my goal of only purchasing one book per store!

TheBookHippie Me too I purchased more than one ... 3y
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! 📚 Stopped by my neighborhood bookstore today to celebrate. Christopher‘s Books in Potrero Hill has been around since 1991. The 90s don‘t seem that long ago for me, but then I remind myself we are in 2019!! Where has the time gone? Hope you guys are reading something wonderful today! 😊


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I had a stupidly fun time driving around the state to Independent Bookstores for the second year, collecting stamps (and a few more books than I‘d budgeted for) in order to be eligible for grand bookish prizes 😄

Can‘t think of a better way to spend #IndieBookstoreDay !!! Hope everyone else got to do something special— even reading a book that you may have previously acquired from one of your favorite local shops! 💕

DivineDiana What fun! 👏🏻📚❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB So when will you show us your haul?! 😀😘 3y
mrozzz As soon as I unload my car 😆💜 @BarbaraBB 3y
mrozzz Oh it really was ☺️ @DivineDiana 3y
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Happy #independentbookstoreday, fellow Littens!

The hubby and I are having a linner (late lunch/early dinner) of yummy, yummy salt & pepper fish with jalapeño ponzu dipping sauce, accompanied by tasty egg flour soup AND scrumptious sushi 😍😍😍

After that, we are hitting our favorite indie here in Spokane - Auntie's Bookstore! - before grabbing some coffee for dessert. It's a wonderful day to be a book nerd! 😊💜📚

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Some of the bookmarks for Independent Bookstore Day. You can see all of the merchandise available at http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/.

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My souvenirs from Portland or, more accurately, from Powell's City of Books. ?
The bigfoot magnet says, "I've got nothing to prove to you people." It was an impulse buy at the register ?
The Naruto book is for my son, I've already read "Book Love," and can't wait to get into "The Heart's Invisible Furies."

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My nanny job is taking me to Portland this week, so guess where our first outing was?

britt_brooke Such a cute photo! Have fun! 4y
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Went with a friend to The Book Barn in Niantic, CT. Stopped at Store 4 for a browse and a visit with two of the "barn cats." This is Thyme (on the left) and Rosemary. No word on the possible whereabouts of Parsley or Sage. ?

Kaye Big puffy cats ! 4y
Birdsong28 😻😻😻😻📚📖 4y
Tamra Ha! 😹 Have you ever seen the PBS show of the same name? I loved it. 4y
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Amiable @Tamra What PBS show are you referring to? Not sure I know it. 🤔 4y
Tamra @Amiable oops, I meant BBC, Rosemary & Thyme. Gardeners thrown in murder investigations every place they go to work. 4y
AlaMich I love bookstore cats! 😻 4y
Amiable @Tamra No, I haven't! Sounds fun--like a cozy mystery! (edited) 4y
Tamra @Amiable very cozy. ☺️ 4y
batsy Look at those floofs! 4y
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Road trip to Denton, Texas. Went to Recycled Reads, which is located in the old opera house. Had heard about it, but wow! What a great store. Sooooo many books! Every topic you could think of had a section. Uneven floors, nooks and crannies galore. Smelled like heaven. Four stories of bookish delights. Stopped for coffee down the street and found Bookish Coffee. Perfect day ❤️📚😊☕️

Freespirit Looks amazing! 4y
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I know it can be hard to “pay more” but those of us who have indies , spring for it now and then.I want to have bookstores in our towns.It‘s hard to have story time, a writers workshop,or an author event on Amazon.

Jen2 Absolutely!!! 4y
Hooked_on_books It‘s awful that people do this in stores. No respect. 4y
MicheleinPhilly 😤😤😤😤 4y
DivineDiana Sad to hear this! ☹️ 4y
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Philly peeps! Another indie is opening today! This one is in my neck of the woods! Check out A Novel Idea on East Passyunk beginning at 11 a.m. today! Soft opening (Sat./Sun.) for the month of Dec., open 6 days a week beginning in Jan.

Chelleo Looks so cozy! 4y
Moray_Reads It looks gorgeous 😍 4y
MeganAnn 😍 it looks so lovely and cozy! 4y
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Texreader Would love to go there! 4y
Megabooks How nice!!! #jealous 4y
AlaMich That‘s a beautiful space! 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto How gorgeous! This is the place you‘re going to buy from instead of BOTM? What a great use of money! 4y
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto That‘s the plan! 4y
LauraBeth I would practically move in there 😀 4y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth It is 300 feet from my front door! 💃🏻 4y
Cinfhen #PhillyMeetUp?!?!?! Summer2019 💋💋 4y
LauraBeth 🙀🙀🙀 4y
LeahBergen Oooooh, it‘s pretty! 😍 4y
DivineDiana Good to know! Always want to support! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4y
britt_brooke So pretty! 4y
Amiable 300 feet from your door? Jealous! 4y
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Still re-living my time at City Lights Bookstore. This was on the wall heading up to the poetry room.

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Can't visit San Francisco without stopping in one of the best indie bookstores. You can see the little girl I nanny taking my picture in the reflection! And, yes, I'm "working."

Trashcanman There's a store over there for left handed people, I'd love to visit it. 4y
jdiehr @Trashcanman I saw it! It's called "Lefty's!" ? 4y
Trashcanman @jdiehr oh man, that would be an awesome place to visit. I'd love to see what they have for us leftys 4y
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I have a $50 gift card to RJ Julia Bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, and I'm not afraid to use it. I'm going in ...

Redwritinghood You‘re close by me! I‘m in Guilford. 4y
Amiable @Redwritinghood How cool! We should plan a get together here! I live in Montville now, but moving to East Lyme next month. 4y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
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Redwritinghood @Amiable There was a Litsy meet up at RJ Julia‘s earlier this year, but I wasn‘t able to attend. Maybe there will be another. @MrBook ? 4y
MrBook Ooh! One of my FAVORITE bookstores 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻! @Redwritinghood , hope so ☺️! @CareBear , are you setting one up for this year? (edited) 4y
MoMogrl @CareBear I would definitely be interested especially since I didn't make the first one. 4y
MoMogrl @Amiable easily my favorite book store. 4y
bookish_wookish Yesssss!!! @carebear I missed the last one! 4y
Ncostell Yes, I would definitely like to go! @CareBear (edited) 4y
kspenmoll It‘s a day at the beach, & a Julia‘s visit every summer. 📚💕 4y
Readergrrl Yes! I would love a meetup! I missed the last one too!! 4y
kspenmoll @CareBear Would love a meet up; I had to miss the last one! I was very bummed. (edited) 4y
CareBear @Amiable @MrBook @Redwritinghood @kspenmoll @Ncostell @mrozzz @Readergrrl @MoMogrl @mcipher @bookish_wookish @umbrellagirl what do you guys think of doing one before the holidays and doing a secret Santa? or should we wait until next year when things are a little calmer for people? 4y
mcipher I would love to! @mrozzz and I were also talking about the book barn but that‘s not as good once it gets cold. (edited) 4y
umbrellagirl I would love to! 4y
umbrellagirl Dec 8, 9, or 15 would work for me 4y
mrozzz I‘m down! I love RJ Julia‘s and we could always do a follow up at the Book Barn in the spring/summer 😃 @mcipher @CareBear 4y
Amiable @CareBear I am moving on or about Dec. 18 so December is probably going to be crazy for me. If everyone else could wait and do something after the holidays, I would love to participate and get to meet everyone! 4y
Amiable @mrozzz Love the Book Barn, too! And don't forget Bank Square Books, too. Is anyone here from Rhode Island? 4y
kspenmoll @CareBear I will make time in Dec or January if @Amiable can only meet then. 4y
mcipher Is anyone on the CT meetup Slack channel? Might be easier to make plans there? 4y
Amiable @mcipher I must admit ignorance--I don't know what that is! 4y
MrBook @Amiable Email me at jasonvigorito@gmail. I'll send you an invite. 😁 4y
Amiable @MrBook Ok, I sent you an email--let me know if you don't get it! 4y
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I have been very absent from Litsy this month as I've been traveling for work. I was in Portland, OR and although I had little free time, I did manage to visit Powell's! Amazing place, I wish I had had the time to explore it properly.

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Today I decided to try a blind date book (or in this case a mystery mystery) from the charming Portland bookstore, ‘Another Read Through‘ — looks like this will be a fun read about a cleaning woman turned sleuth. 📖 🤗 #blinddate #indiebookstore

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I attended #ncslma today for work. Then I found my way to Bookmarks Bookstore for my soul. 📚😍🤗

Lcsmcat I just discovered this shop last month. It‘s a great collection ! 4y
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Day 2 of @bookriot‘s #riotgrams and here‘s the side mural at @bookbardenver, one of our fabulous Colorado indies!

Linsy That looks amazing!!! 4y
RaimeyGallant Love it! 4y
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Bay Area Littens -

@Saknicole and I are visiting San Francisco with our mom for a long weekend and would appreciate any recommendations for good bookstores or other bookish places to visit while we are in the area. We will actually be staying at an Airbnb in Oakland so any places in that area would also be great.

Well aware of City Lights Bookstore already, and it‘s definitely on the list :)

BookNAround I always visit Book Passage in the Ferry Building when I get out to SF. Bonus: if you go on Saturday, you can stroll the Farmer‘s Market there and eat really, really well too. 4y
Kimberlone @BookNAround ohhhh we are planning on going there on Sunday so we will definitely check out Book Passage! 4y
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The act of going to a physical bookstore or library is a joy separate from reading. The look, smell and feel of books, with the promise of their worlds and all humanity has to offer, is pure magic. The hope and anticipation I feel when surrounded by books is akin to falling in love. ✨

#lastnight #rendezvous #powells #magic #happyplace

readordierachel A wonderful place ❤ 4y
rachelk @readordierachel Yes it is! :) (edited) 4y
zzz I've always wanted to go there! 4y
rachelk @Jen_is_always_reading You should! You could easily spend a whole day there. 4y
zzz @rachelk I'm just a state next door so someday I'll get over and visit for sure👍 4y
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Look at the bag my aunt & uncle sent me! They live near Powell's books and wanted to get me something 😂 I've never been, but I hope I get to go someday.

sprainedbrain That is so cute! 😍 4y
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Somewhere near you, there may be a similar bookstore that is close to closing their doors. You know what you should do. ❤️

Karkar @Chelleo isn‘t this the one that you went to? 4y
Pamwurtzler Where is that? 4y
Chelleo Oh, no!! It‘s such a cool little store! @Pamwurtzler It‘s in Lexington Ky, only 90 mins down the road! I may have to try to get down there before they close. 4y
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Megabooks Damn. 😔 4y
LeahBergen ☹️☹️ 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit It hurts my heart when a bookstore closes! 😭😭😭 4y
tpixie Sad 😞 4y
LauraBeth I hope you‘re able to get there before they close @Chelleo 4y
LauraBeth @Karkar, @MicheleinPhilly, @Megabooks, @LeahBergen, @CindyMyLifeIsLit, @tpixie it‘s always so sad to see an independent store close ☹️ 4y
LauraBeth @Pamwurtzler it‘s in Lexington, KY 4y
DivineDiana Saddened to learn this. Always trying to support! 📚📚📚 4y
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#ReadingResolutions #bookstore

You can take the girl out of the Pacific Northwest, but you can't take the Powell's Books out of the girl... or something like that! 🤣 Powell's Books in Portland, OR will always be my favorite bookstore. 💙📚☔️🌹
I borrowed some random shots from online, although I do own the book bag.

Suet624 💕💕💕 4y
KatieCarpenter Love this place!! 4y
laurenlovesliterature Looks magical. Plus my heart is in the Pac NW...but in Washington. I miss it so! 🌲☔📚☕🌅 4y
akckitty I adore this. I have lived in Portland OR all of my life until recently (a couple months ago) Powell‘s was frequently visited by me! ❤️ 4y
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#ReadingResolutions #Bookstore @Jess7
River Road Books in Fair Haven, NJ

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In December I went to The Strand in NYC. A little over six months later, I hit Powell‘s on the other end of the U.S. I won‘t deny that this spot was a huge motivation for me to take a business trip to Portland. 📚 🤓😍

mrozzz 😍 4y
Crystalblu It is crazy to me how much the neighborhood has grown. 4y
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Any #Littens in the #Seattle area? What's your favorite bookstore? I'll be in the area in about a week and would love to support some local shops while I'm there :)

Sungirl79 Elliot Bay Book Company 4y
RainyDayReading I‘m Seattle-ish haha. About an hour north but close enough. Sadly all the really awesome bookstores I know of aren‘t in Seattle, but I have heard good things about The Elliot Bay Book Company though I‘ve never been myself. There‘s also the Lion Heart Bookstore down in Pike Place Market. I hope you enjoy yourself while you‘re here! 4y
1001BooksPodcast 3rd place books. There are a couple of locations. And secret garden books. 4y
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JoScho I‘m not from Seattle but I visited last summer. There are so great little book stores in the maze that is Pike Place-although I don‘t remember the names. Also the library is gorgeous and totally worth a visit. 4y
Whodunit85 @Sungirl79 @RainyDayReading @1001BooksPodcast @JoScho Perfect! I'll bring an extra suitcase for books then 😂 4y
arubabookwoman I love Third Place Books—they mix used books in with new, so you find a lot of bargains too, if used books are your thing. The one in Forest Park has a nice food court too. 4y
DyAnne Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park is my favorite bookstore in the Seattle metro area. 4y
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Is it really a vacation if you don‘t visit the local bookstore?? Got to visit my favorite place: Bookbug in Kalamazoo, Michigan 🤩😍

shelbyy Beautiful spot! ☺️ 4y
eraderneely The answer to your question is No, definitely not! 4y
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Hmm, my book smells like new book, but I‘ll probably spill something on it.
What‘s your book smell like?

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Book haul! Visited five awesome indies in Vermont, and had an amazing time exploring these spaces. I think my favorite was Bridgeside in Waterbury, which has a highly curated collection that is extremely browsable. Great displays, shelf talkers, the whole shebang. For a bonus, Bridgeside has a small store located in a shopping plaza near Ben and Jerry's that is adorable and has a great selection as well.

Top 2 are my husband's, rest are mine. 😂

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The spoils are finally HERE!! 😄😄😄😄😄😄

I squealed when I saw the package and I can hardly contain my excitement. $25 gift certificates from 20 independent bookstores across CT— my reward for checking off 15 stores from my passport on Indie Bookstore Day in April. 🙌🏻

Well now I know how I‘ll be spending my summer! 📚📚📚

GypsyKat Awesome! 4y
Suzze That is amazing! 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome!!!! 4y
collegecatlady 😍😍 4y
Smarkies Awesome! 4y
DivineDiana What a fabulous promotion!!! 4y
TheWordJar That is amazing!!! Happy book buying!! 4y
IamIamIam WHOO HOO!!!!! 🤘🎉🤘🎉🤘🎉 4y
mrp27 Awesome! 4y
BookaholicNatty This is awesome @mrozzz so well deserved!!!! 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess Absolutely fabulous! Enjoy! 4y
ReadingRover That‘s freakin awesome! Also sorry I didn‘t respond to your email! I‘ve been so busy. I‘ll email you tonight! 4y
DebinHawaii What a great prize! Congratulations! 🎉📚🎉 4y
Kaye Holy cow, you‘re gonna have fun shopping ! 4y
SinkLikeTheMoon That is amazing! 4y
Mdargusch Congratulations! What a great prize! 4y
GripLitGrl Awesome congrats & happy book shopping!! 4y
mrozzz So sweet ☺️ @BookaholicNatty 4y
mrozzz @ReadingRover I saw! 🤗 Will give a think about upcoming events and let you know! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mrozzz I bet! Have fun traveling and book finding this summer! 4y
minkyb Sweet! 4y
ReadingRover @mrozzz Also how did you know to do this with the bookstores? 4y
mrozzz Huh. I don‘t remember!! @ReadingRover I must have seen a post on Twitter or Instagram about Indie Bookstore Day and then saw that CT was doing a passport same way NYC did a “scavenger hunt” 4y
mrozzz It is!! @minkyb ☺️ 4y
AceOnRoam Wow, you hit the jackpot!!! 4y
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Had to pay my #bookhaul for independent bookstore day! I love the indie bookstores in my area, but Volunteers Bookcafe is my favorite #indiebookstoreday

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!!! 🤓📚📚📚📚📚📚

Did you go out and celebrate?! #independentbookstoreday

My body is TIRED but here in Connecticut we get to continue tomorrow, scavenging across the state to accumulate enough stamps at participating stores to win hundreds in gift cards!

Crystalblu Heck yeah I did! 4y
Booksnob I did. I made it to 11 bookstores. I bought a lot of books and now I‘m exhausted.i wish ours was a two day gig. 18 stores on the passport but if we tried to do all 18 we wouldn‘t get to spend any time in the stores. 4y
Jeannie We made it to four in Seattle! 4y
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mrozzz It‘s certainly one of the frustrating parts @Booksnob I dawdled a lot yesterday but have to get down to business today! Lots more driving. But the book hauls are worth it ☺️ 4y
mrozzz @Crystalblu Yay!! 👏🏻😄 4y
mrozzz @Jeannie Woohoo!! 😊😊😊 4y
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My local indie is the bomb. #independentbookstoreday

Eyelit Yes to all of that! 4y
ReadingSusan Love! 4y
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Independent Bookstore Day! I'd like to thank my mom for introducing me to my first independent bookstore, Stevens, at a young age! A lot of books in my personal library were purchased from there. Although it's a little hard to find the most recent titles there, Stevens is a great asset to my community.

Here is what independent bookstores mean to me! Littens, what does supporting local bookstores mean to you? Share your experience below ⬇️⬇️