The Best Independent Bookstores In The U.S.

Booklovers have a special connection to their favorite stores. Some people like stores with the largest selection, while others prefer cozy stores with lots of character. Bookstores with protective plastic covers on every book may be perfect for one buyer, but not for the buyer looking to explore and dig for gold in piles and boxes rarely seen by most shoppers.

To find these great stores, the first places to look are in major cities, college towns, and hometowns of famous writers. Just about any road trip vacation will take you near some pretty cool independent bookstores. Just do your homework before you hit the road.