What is your favorite local, independent bookstore?
I have fond memories of the Montague Bookmill, a used bookstore housed in an 1842 gristmill, that I frequented when I was a student at Smith College in Massachusetts. When I return to New York City, I always stop by the St. Mark’s Bookshop, which has a thorough poetry collection.
By shopping at local bookstores instead of large, chain stores, you support your local economy. You will also find a wider selection of literary authors who don’t always find their way into the more commercial stores. Browse through the shelves and be surprised by what you discover. The staff is usually quite knowledgeable about their books and can make suggestions; don’t hesitate to ask.
To learn more about your local bookstores or look them up before you travel, try this Indie Store Finder offered by Indie Bound.