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Independent Bookstores (Book Guide): Independent Bookshops of the United Kingdom, Independent Bookstores of Canada
Independent Bookstores (Book Guide): Independent Bookshops of the United Kingdom, Independent Bookstores of Canada | Source Wikipedia
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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: 78. Chapters: Independent bookshops of the United Kingdom, Independent bookstores of Canada, Independent bookstores of the United States, Infoshops, LGBT bookstores, Gotham Book Mart, City Lights Bookstore, Powell's Books, ABC No Rio, Attic Books, Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, Weiser Antiquarian Books, Internationalist Books, Gay's the Word, Cody's Books, RampART, Foyles, Eighth Day Books, Pulpwood Queens, Cowley Club, Book Soup, Lambda Rising, That's Entertainment, Cecil Court, Shakespeare and Company, Gambler's Book Shop / GBC Press, Yottaquest, Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse, Spartacus Books, Kepler's Books, Better World Books, Leary's book store, Oscar Wilde Bookshop, The Book Man, Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Tattered Cover, Red and Black Cafe, American Booksellers Association, Vroman's Bookstore, Bookmill, Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Salon Mazal, Greetings & Readings, Book Sense, The Wooster Book Company, Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, Civic Media Center, Booksmith, The Old Market Autonomous Zone, Poortgebouw, Firestorm Cafe & Books, Insoumise bookstore, 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, Aqua Books, Infoshop.org, Iron Rail Book Collective, Better Books, Foreign Language Bookshop, Strand Bookstore, Pariyatti, Lucy Parsons Center, Glad Day Bookshop, Atuagkat Bookstore, McNally Robinson, John K. King Books, Trumbullplex, Kafe 44, London Action Resource Centre, John Cole's Book Shop, Ivar matlaus, Seminary Co-op, Camas Bookstore and Infoshop, The Odyssey Bookshop, Acres of Books, Mayday Books, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Watkins Books, Bluestockings, Bakka-Phoenix, Cream City Collectives, A-Space, Jura Books, Wooden Shoe Books, Amazon Bookstore Coope...
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Endowarrior21

@ReadingRover have you sent the package out yet? My address has changed seeing I am having all mail sent to Springfield,MA to my in-laws until I get a PO Box seeing all packages coming here have been getting lost or showing up real late.

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Ddzmini
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@TCLinrow or how about this 🤣🤣🤣

TCLinrow 😅😂 Yep, definitely 😁 3w
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Endowarrior21
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@whippoorwill815 be on the look out for a package from Thiftbooks it‘s the replacement copy of @silentrequiem book pick. @silentrequiem I am sorry again that this happened. @erinreads

whippoorwill815 I will definitely be on the lookout! @erinreads @silentrequiem would you like me to start a new journal with the replacement copy? I certainly don‘t mind providing a new journal! 2mo
erinreads Thank you so much for getting the replacement book, Jessi! 💕 @whippoorwill815 Starting a new notebook would be great, thanks! 2mo
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Patchshank
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Originally posted by @bookish_wookish
I'm just reposting to make sure everyone knows, because I didn't know.

I wish litsy had a share type thing like Facebook does for moments like this.

bookish_wookish Thanks! Its not even on their site yet! 2mo
Patchshank @bookish_wookish Thank you for sharing. I probably never would have known. I don't make it out to Barnes and Noble very often. 2mo
Sweetkokoro Thanks for posting, hopefully their selection of scfi/fantasy will be better this go around so I can actually take part in the deals! 2mo
DGRachel I may have to go just for the tote. Not that I need another tote, but...🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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rachaich
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Oh my! Today I had the utmost pleasure in visiting Mr B's in Bath for a book spa. My amazing daughter bought it for me and booked it on her A level results day!
I had two hours of book discussion with the book seller and she was extremely insightful.
I then chose £55 of books to bring home. Choosing was tough! The best day Ever!

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve heard so much about this place. Sounds like a lovely day. 👍 2mo
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Mitch
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When you take a train to the seaside for the day and I when you arrive it‘s raining - look for a bookstore! It was to tiny ( just one small room) but it was a bookstore!

8little_paws LOL well they did fess up to it in the name! 3mo
Mitch @8little_paws indeed🤣🤣🤣 3mo
JCPaulk That looks rather cozy. 3mo
eraderneely Why is there a history of soccer? 😂 3mo
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saguarosally
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#indiebookmarks
Market Street Books, Troy, NY
The Book Rack, Arlington, MA
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, NH

I‘m sure I have more.

kspenmoll I just bet you do have more! 3mo
Pruzy Market Street and Water Street are my faves 3mo
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Endowarrior21

I sent out my #readersgonnaread package this morning @erinreads

erinreads Did you get mine with your June and July books? 4mo
Endowarrior21 Yes I thought I emailed you 4mo
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Conservio
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In Kansas City for the weekend.. knew I had to come visit a bookstore!

#prosperos

Palimpsest What a fantastic name for a bookstore! 😍 5mo
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Mitch
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Day 1 at Hay ( a Bookshop town - 27 in total) and I already feel at home!

Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏🥰 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool!! I think I‘ve seen this place on YT...what a wondrous place!! Enjoy! 5mo
Bklover Oh, you do go to the most fascinating places! Thanks for sharing with us! 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Ooooo 😍 5mo
LeahBergen Ohhhhh! 😍😍😍😍 5mo
rabbitprincess Loved Hay! Looks like you're having a great time. Looking forward to seeing pics of the haul! 4mo
vivastory On my book bucket list! 4mo
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ashley_o13
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The human world it's a mess 🤷🏻‍♀️🙄

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Kdgordon88
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#30Junebooks. I missed yesterday so here are my picks for yesterday and today. Underrated is Home by Marilyn Robinson. Housekeeping and Gilead get all the love but Home is the better book IMHO. And my pick for day 4 “J”

@howjessreads

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Cailey_Mac
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Anddd we have my #Maywrapup ! I read 8 books last month☺️📚 Four were physical hardcovers, 2 were audio books, and 2 were kindle books!

•The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo= 5 stars!
• The Princess and the Fangirl= 3 stars
And the rest fell between 3-4 stars; overall it was a solid month that I hope to continue on in June!☺️🙌🏼

Lovesbooks87 Evelyn!!!! 💚💚💚💚 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego An awesome month! 💖📚💖 5mo
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Cailey_Mac
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I‘m also loving how my sprayed edges collection is growing! I have a couple other books with red, but these are the ones I‘ve gotten over time from past book boxes! Is anyone else obsessed with them?☺️🌈 #books #tbr #sprayededges

Megabooks I love them! 5mo
Branwen I am so obsessed with spray painted edges! I think they look amazing! 😍 5mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Was having a kind of bad day (lazy coworkers) but came home to an OwlCrate, so I guess it‘s about balance 😌 also, it‘s sunny out?! Definitely have to get my audio walk on. 📖 #OwlCrate #books

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Nessavamusic
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Enjoyed exploring Lake Geneva, WI USA this weekend and of course had to check out the book stores! Picked up a little book for a friends new baby coming, a few used books and a couple classics. #bookhaul #independentbookstores #romantsy

squirrelbrain Love the ‘Dust Bunny‘ name! ❤️ 6mo
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Mitch
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It‘s been a great few day in NYC - made it to 9 bookstores! This is the final one - MacNally Jackson, full of beautiful books, particularly good cookbook section 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

LeahBergen You look very pleased with yourself! 😆 I love it!! 😘😘 6mo
Mitch @LeahBergen we had such a lovely time pouring over books and finding new gems! (edited) 6mo
LeahBergen I bet you did! All your photos have made me so jealous. 😆 6mo
Bookish.SAM This is my dream road trip... NYC and so many book stores! 6mo
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GerardtheBookworm
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Celebrating indie bookstores by supporting Independent Bookstore Day.

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kyraleseberg
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A few photos from both Avid Bookshop locations on Independent Bookstore Day

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kyraleseberg
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I had a great day in Athens celebrating Independent Bookstore Day at both Avid Bookshops! The evening ended with a reading by Helen Ellis from her essay collection, Southern Lady Code!

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Jas16
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Happy Independent Bookstore day! I bought a few things for myself and a few things for some Litten friends. I loved that they had homemade cookies on offer and you could choose a free ARC with purchase ( I was there late in the day and still managed to snag a book from my TBR). This is my kind of holiday for sure.

Leftcoastzen One of my favorite stores ever!❤️ 6mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon My favorite store! 6mo
readordierachel 😍😍😍 6mo
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CaliforniaCay
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Happy Independent Bookstore day littens! I was happy to discover a cute little bookstore today just around the corner from me. Got some great little gifts. I'll definitely be visiting this store a lot.

LiteraryinLititz I discovered a new closeby indie bookstore that day too! 5mo
CaliforniaCay @LiteraryinLititz that makes me happy to hear. I hope to discover a different indie bookstore every year on indie bookstore day from now on 🤗 5mo
teainthelibrary Heyyy! I‘m from Sacramento! I remember when Avid Reader used to be closer to the capitol - such a great bookstore. Have you been to Dimple Books?? 5mo
CaliforniaCay @teainthelibrary Hey! No way! I love Dimple Books! I used to go to the one on Arden, but now I live so close to the one on Broadway. I just went last weekend actually, love that place 😁 5mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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DebinHawaii What to Eat with What You Read looks interesting. 😍 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @DebinHawaii It is 25 authors and some recipes about their books. 6mo
tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess I saw that book and wanted to buy it too!! 6mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess @tpixie. I couldn‘t resist. 6mo
tpixie It‘s not worth resisting!! 6mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Changing Hands fabulous sandwich board for Independent Bookstore Day.

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StephBengtson
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DGRachel
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! I celebrated by going to my local #indie #ParkRoadBooks where if you spent more than $100, you got a tote bag and a $5 credit for a future purchase! Woohoo!

Graciouswarriorprincess Wow! I just got the tote and the freebies along with some pins. 6mo
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess I think I am physically incapable of spending less than $50 every time I walk in that store! I didn‘t even realize they were giving away the totes until I was checking out and Nikki said “because you spent more than $100...”😂😂 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Cool! I bought my tote several weeks ago because I was afraid they would sell out and they didn‘t have any today. I only got one book because next week is the library used book sale at the fairgrounds. I volunteer there and get free books. 6mo
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess Now you‘re really making me miss living in Raleigh/Cary. I didn‘t know they did a library used book sale at the Fairgrounds! 😭😭 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel Every year. Last year I got two boxes of books(about 60 books) free from volunteering at the sale. I can‘t wait til Thursday when it starts. 👍🏻😉 6mo
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SW-T
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Soubhiville ❤️📚❤️! 6mo
Megabooks So cute!! 6mo
tpixie I got a bag too! I love it!!! 🥳📚🥳 6mo
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SW-T
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New bookstore opens Saturday, April 27.

The Lit. Bar website
https://www.thelitbar.com

Full article
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/nyregion/bronx-bookstore.html

wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I love when new bookstores open. I hope the Bronx embraces it. 6mo
squirrelbrain Another one to add to your list @mitch?! I‘m not sure you‘ll squeeze any more in but this sounds fab...! 6mo
SW-T @wanderinglynn Me too! 6mo
Mitch @squirrelbrain this girl will try her best ! 👍🏼 6mo
Megabooks I saw this on Twitter. Sounds interesting! 6mo
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kush2
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jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 6mo
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 6mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon Thanks for the tag @DarcysMom 6mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 6mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 Enjoy! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💖 6mo
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crhealey
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Susanita
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The unbeatable combination of #booksandbeverage and baseball players! Anybody familiar with McNally-Jackson? It sounds like a road trip to SoHo is in order. #springintoreading

https://twitter.com/whatwoulddoodo/status/1114339384856387584?s=21

Susanita Oops! Wrong continent, but you get the idea. 7mo
Leftcoastzen Love them ! have not been to that location. 7mo
vkois88 Sounds fun! 6mo
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Butterflyamore
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Book haul! 8 came from a secondhand bookstore & one is brand new from Barnes & Noble.

I read the first page of several books at B&N but since I‘d be paying full price, my objective was to get one that really knocked my socks off.

Can you guess which one is from Barnes and Noble?

~Magpie Murders
~The Guest Room
~The Crane Wife
~All the Missing Girls
~The Chalk Man
~About Grace
~Watch How We Walk
~The One I Left Behind
~Wintergirls

Texreader Watch How we Walk? 7mo
wanderinglynn That‘s a hard one because based on their spines, they all seem to be in very good or like new condition. 👍🏻 I‘m going to guess (edited) 7mo
Scochrane26 I really liked Wintergirls. Read it a few yrs ago, thought she handled the mental illness well. 7mo
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Butterflyamore @Scochrane26 Speak was just so good. I‘m looking forward to reading this and Shout. 7mo
Butterflyamore @Texreader Good guess but no. 7mo
Butterflyamore @wanderinglynn That is correct! 😊 7mo
wanderinglynn Wow! I can‘t believe I guessed right! ☺️ 7mo
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ReadingOver50
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On vacation in Sedona Arizona. Ran into this cute little bookstore. The Literate Lizard. Small with a SouthWest feel.

SW-T Literate Lizard looks nice! Enjoy your vacation 😊 7mo
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Anovelobsession
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Visiting Columbus, OH for work and found this wonderful place ❤️📚. Definitely worth the trip! #bookloft

cathysaid Loved visiting that store! It wandered and meandered and was filled with treasures. 8mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Look at the tote that will be available on Independent Bookstore Day.

Santhoshthomas Nice . Book lover 8mo
BookishMarginalia Love it! 8mo
Linsy Oooh, I need that tote! 8mo
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HardcoverHearts Dying! I will never need another tote but I can tell you right now that I will be getting this one. 😂 8mo
SW-T Nice! 8mo
LiteraryinLititz Great tote! I also wonder how they chose the specific books to depict. 8mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @LiteraryinLititz @SW-T @Linsy @BookishMarginalia @Santhoshthomas 👍🏻😉 @HardcoverHearts I know, me too! @LiteraryinLititz I don‘t know but my guess who be that these are books or authors showcased for IBD. 8mo
Viji Where could one purchase this lovely tote? 7mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Viji It will be available at Independent book stores in April for Independent Bookstore day. It is lovely. 7mo
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crhealey
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Andover Bookstore: The 2nd oldest continually operating bookstore in the country! #exploring

SailorMoon I'm loving it!!! 😍💕🌙 8mo
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jy0tiar0ra
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A book vending machine!
I don't know where this is, just saw this on Twitter. What an idea :D

nelehelen I love this! 9mo
ProfReader I love it!!! 9mo
tournevis It's in Toronto at the Monkey's Paw used book store. I've been more than once. Was 1$ per book (one looney) and now 2$ (a twoney). You never know what you're getting. I once got a treatise on the migration of the greater pike. Used it in collage. 9mo
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jy0tiar0ra @tournevis Wow, thanks for the info 9mo
StellaDz Been there and tried it! You get some crazy weird books! 9mo
jy0tiar0ra @StellaDz cool :) 9mo
ReadingRover This is freaking amazing!!! 9mo
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brandymuses
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Stopped by the Starline bookshop in Chattanooga, TN today. Cute store with a friendly owner, and just a block down from an artisanal chocolatier. There‘s a whiskey store between them. It‘s basically a little block of heaven.

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TheRomantiCate

Hello my fellow Littens!! I‘m going to be in Greenville, SC area this long weekend and was wondering if there are any great little bookstores anyone could recommend in this area? Let me know please!! 🤓♥️📚📚

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whitney
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How many of you live in NYC & the surrounding area? I run the Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl (bkbookcrawl.com) and we‘re coming back on April 27th on Indie Bookstore Day. Comment below if you‘re gonna visit a bookstore that day! 👇

Mccall0113 You may want to fix the date on the receipts. Currently reads 2018 on the web site. Looks like an awesome time! 9mo
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Emilymdxn
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Good news for everyone who loves independent bookshops!! So pleased to see a rise in community spaces for books, reading and discussion.

I‘m making a late New Years resolution to buy from independent bookshops more in 2019! Tho there aren‘t any in my hometown so it‘s hard to make it my my most regular way of buying books. There are lots in London I want to support though! I‘ll make it a priority after work

SW-T Thanks for the link. That‘s great news 😊 9mo
Texreader Yay!! Good luck with your resolution! I‘ve been trying to buy more books IRL, even Barnes and Noble, rather than online to show support for these brick and mortar stores. 9mo
Freespirit After several years with no independent bookshop in our nearest town one opened several years ago and has gone from strength to strength. I buy a book nearly every visit! I am doing a service to the community by showing support😂😂📚🇦🇺 9mo
Tamra Yay! Yes, it‘s challenging when you live in a small town. 9mo
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Birdsong28
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charl08 Yay! 9mo
tracey38 So good to hear! 9mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Catching up on Day 6 #musicalnewyear

I cannot be left #onmyown in a bookstore. I can stay in there forgetting food, and time. And of course there‘s no telling how many books will follow me home..

Cinfhen TRUTH❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
Kalalalatja Same 🙌🙌 10mo
Crazeedi YES!!!!😉😊❤ 10mo
vivastory Truth! 9mo
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MrBook
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How many of these have you visited?! 😁 I've been to 5 😑🤓.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/matadornetwork.com/read/28-coolest-independent-book...

Wannabe_Quijote Only 1...but I‘ve been to lots of others that didn‘t make the list! 10mo
JSW The top three. 😐 clearly I need to travel more. 10mo
Texreader Just one, sob. The Strand, but I‘ve been there three times! 10mo
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Lizpixie I wish there were stores like these in Australia! We have some great little independents, but nothing on the scale of The Strand or Powells unfortunately. I‘m planning a day out doing the rounds of some of the inner city stores like Gleebooks, Better Read Than Dead, Sappho & Berkelouw very soon I hope🤞 10mo
Sharpeipup 2 10mo
RealBooks4ever The best one, Powell's! 💜 (But secretly want to visit the rest!) 😆 10mo
Lea Three for me 10mo
Read66 4 for me 10mo
BarbaraJean Only two—Powell‘s and Green Apple Books. Ironically, neither of those are within easy distance of where I currently live, and there are a couple on the list that are close-ish but that I haven‘t been to yet! On that note: I can‘t believe that The Last Bookstore in LA isn‘t on the list! 10mo
Ruthiella I was at Skylight Books today in fact!😀 10mo
dgingo Sadly, only one! (Two, we if we count virtual visits.) Thanks for posting—time to add some of these to my list! 10mo
Blaire I‘ve been to 5 - strand, Powell‘s, books and books (yesterday!), Faulkner‘s, and many visits to politics and prose. 10mo
KarenUK Just 2.... the Strand in NYC and Books and Books in Miami... 10mo
Amiable 3. But I would argue that "cool" is in eye of the beholder, and this list is missing some good ones. 10mo
tournevis Been to Powell's and Faulkner's. I might have been to Trident, but I'm not sure 10mo
Amandajoy I have been to zero. Most of them are pretty far from the places I have lived. 10mo
WhatDeeReads Four: Strand, Powell‘s, Politics and Prose, and Women and Children First is my place. 10mo
Sungirl79 I have been to Powell‘s and Elliot Bay. 10mo
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TimSpalding
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Ready for Boston Christmas Shopping Day! Too many bookstores?

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Julsmarshall
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In Dallas for work and found the cutest little bookstore/coffee shop, The Wild Detectives. Bought a book and a latte, settling in to answer work emails before heading to next appointment. #travelingreader #indiebookstore #supportlocal

britt_brooke Cool! 10mo
LauraBeth This is cute! 10mo
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wanderinglynn
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If you live in the DMV, there‘s a new “pop-up” indie bookstore open in Old Town Alexandria by the Starbucks on S Union.

https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/news/new-independent-bookstore-opening-in-a...

Stephuhhnieee YESSSS!!! I drive all the way to Manassas to McKay‘s (which ends up being worth it because, McKay‘s 🙌🏻) but this will be a nice spot to check out! 11mo
wanderinglynn @Stephuhhnieee She just opened Saturday, so she‘s still getting stock, but the store is super cute and has a lot of potential. 11mo
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Louise
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RyeAnnUh
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I did a giant book grab at my local library over the weekend! (Last weekend... Ik I'm behind) but if you wanna see what goodies I found go check it out www.lookingglassbookshop.com/bookhaul
There were about 10 tables like this! Plus a ton of boxes under all the tables.