What’s the Best Bookstore You’ve Ever Been To?

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What makes an excellent bookstore? Neat, easy-to-navigate-and-browse stacks? Piles of used books in no discernible order, inviting serendipity? A coffee shop? Overstuffed chairs? Anonymity, or helpful booksellers? Some magical, impossible combination of all of the above? Tell us the best bookstore you’ve ever visited in the comments below, and check back next week for your fellow readers’ recommendations!

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Amanda Nelson: Amanda Nelson is the Managing Editor of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA. Follow her on Twitter: @ImAmandaNelson