Sometimes it is more than just buying a book, it is the experience. A bricks and mortar bookstore can give you the feel of the community with each one having their unique distinct personality and approach.
You really do see a snapshot of the town and the region, often with the showcasing of the regional literature. And sometimes it is just plain fun to mingle with all the like minded people.
Listed below are a few of the many destination bookstores that have a special ambiance and are worth a tourists visit. If you know of a bricks and mortar bookstore big or small that should be added to this list, please let us know. If one of our links is out-dated, let us know about that too.