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Independent Bookstores

Barnes & Noble is a great place to hang out, with the megaselection, the coffee, the music. But I particularly like independent bookstores, and I’ve had the chance to visit some really cool ones. Here are a few favorites:

Books of Wonder

18 West 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
http://www.booksofwonder.net/home.jsp

Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
http://www.booksandbooks.com

Anderson's Bookshop

123 West Jefferson
Naperville, Illinois 60540
http://www.andersonsbookshop.com

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court

811 Elm Street
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
http://www.thebookstall.com

Watermark Books & Café

4701 East Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67218
http://www.watermarkbooks.com

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore

44 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
http://www.bunchofgrapes.com

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
http://www.redballoonbookshop.com

Wild Rumpus

2720 West 43rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
http://www.wildrumpusbooks.com

Browseabout Books

133 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE
http://www.browseaboutbooks.com