Thursday, October 25, 2012

What's Your Favorite Independent Bookstore?

As you've probably noticed in recent posts, I've been pondering the whole what-is-home thing a lot. Because when you have a brand new book out, you kind of need your home team to cheer for you. And I've had lots of cheers (thank you :-).

You know what's been the coolest? Getting all those friends who live in different states to ask me if I'm coming their way, because they have the greatest independent bookstore nearby. Indies really mean home, and discovering them by proxy through Linc has been most awesome. He's going to Seattle tomorrow...

Dwell Magazine (they have the best modern dream homes...) has a map of independent bookstores across the U.S.--go over there and see if your hometown favorite is listed, and add it if need be.

And while we're on the subject: what's your favorite independent bookstore?


  1. I've heard such great things about that store. Hope I get to visit someday...

  2. Believe it or not, my favourite independent bookstore is a small bookshop located in the heart of a bustling suburb in northwest Bombay where I live. The bookstore sells all kinds of new books as well as some terrific used and secondhand paperbacks, mostly, crime, suspense, horror, fantasy, and thriller, for just Rs.10 or 20 a book (less than 50 cents). I have bought nearly a hundred novels from this store. The owner tells me I'm the only one who knows the value of his books since nobody buys any from him which, I guess, is good for me.

  3. That's a very cool store--lucky you, Prashant. I love discovering old books in used bookstores.