Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mr. Schu Supports Independent Bookshops

My friend Donna and I hit the open road in eight days. We hope to visit at least one independent bookshop every day. Our reliable GPS has lead us to some AMAZING bookshops, such as...

IMG_0038




Why do we visit independent bookshops? This song does a pretty good job of answering this question:




Thanks to Kathy Kaldenberg for the link.

What's your favorite independent bookshop? 



10 comments:

  1. The Storyteller's great, I go there a couple of times a month. I also like Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley, Dark Carnival, which is also in Berkeley, Diesel a Bookstore in Oakland, and any of the Books Inc. locations.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've been to Books Inc. Thanks for the recommendations, Mike!

    ReplyDelete
  3. My favorite bookstore is a city...Powells City of Books in Portland.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LOVE Malaprops in Asheville, NC. http://www.malaprops.com/

    My new favorite independent bookstore is Books on Broad, which recently opened in our small town of Camden, SC.

    http://www.booksonbroad.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm looking forward to my trip to Portland - Powell's City of Books. A whole city block of new and used books (plus coffee - it IS the Northwest :).

    Janet | expateducator.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I (@librarygrl2) enjoy Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis. I talk about it here: http://readingtl.blogspot.com/2012/03/wild-rumpus.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've lived at Powells for 15 years now and FINALLY went to another fantastic book store today, shall blog soon- Independent children's book store called A Children's Place Bookstore. Embarrassed I never went before, felt like coming home. Heaven. And here I am heading to Hong Kong, so who knows the next time I'll get there... I'd recommend that as part of any book dreamers road trip! http://www.achildrensplacebookstore.com/ :) Debbie- Styling Librarian

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mine is my neighborhood store, Bryan Prince Bookseller, in Hamilton, Ontario. There is a real Bryan Prince who started the store and ran it for many years, but he retired a little while ago and two of the long-time employees took over and have continued with his wonderful legacy. They hosted my launch just this past Saturday and, as expected, the staff there were amazing to work with and were so welcoming of me, family and friends. Although it is a small store, I wanted to have my launch there so I could show it off and introduce new people to this cornerstone of my community.

    ReplyDelete
  9. My fave indie in Portland, OR is Green Bean Books! "If you find yourself feeling too grown up for your own good, a visit to Green Bean Books may just help you reconnect with your inner child- and help you find some great books in the process!" http://thechroniclesofachildrensbookwriter.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/green-bean-books/

    ReplyDelete
  10. THE BRIAR PATCH in Bangor, Maine. A kids book store overflowing with wonder and the nicest, most knowledgeable staff who love sharing that wonder.

    ReplyDelete