Island Bookstore, Corolla, NC

Whenever I’m on vacation, I always try to scope out a local independent bookshop.  During my family’s week-long trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I was happy to drag them to Corolla’s Island Bookstore!  Island Bookstore has three locations across the Outer Banks, in Corolla, Duck, and Kitty Hawk, but I was most […]

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McNally Jackson, New York, NY

SoHo’s McNally Jackson is one of the most aesthetic and best-curated indie bookstores I’ve ever visited.  Sure, the employees are the most hipster (read: the rudest) you’ll find, but that comes with the territory of being an independent bookstore in one of New York City’s trendiest areas. I visited McNally Jackson on a Wednesday afternoon […]

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Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, NY

Cobble Hill’s Books Are Magic is officially my new favorite New York bookstore.  Owned by Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, Books Are Magic is everything I look for in a bookstore: it’s quaint and charming, with plenty of space to browse without being too overwhelming, and the employees are friendly but […]

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Strand Book Store, New York, NY

A New York City staple, Strand Book Store is the hot spot for all bookworms, tourists and locals alike.  Boasting eighteen miles of books, The Strand is one of the biggest bookstores in the city, and once you step inside, it feels like an entirely different world, completely free from the calamity of the streets […]

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