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Offline sgore

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Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« on: February 09, 2007, 04:18:56 pm »
Although Borders and Barnes & Noble aren't necessarily bad environments to buy a book, there are a lot of really good (and I mean really good) independent book stores out there. You can see a lot more personal recommendation cards (Or things like that) in independant book stores. They're likely to carry books you wouldn't usually see in the major outlets, and they also have their own distinctive atmospheres which just adds to the fun of being there.

My personal main recommendation is for one my family and I first came across a few years ago on a trip to Vermont:
http://www.northshire.com/
I've only been there twice as far as I can remember. (We went back on a daytrip over this past summer I think.)
But it's seriously a great bookstore.
Added Bonus: It's where I got started reading hitchhikers guide to the galaxy...

Do you guys have any bookstores you would recommend?
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Re: Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2007, 04:16:12 am »
Well, if you're ever in Tulsa, check out Gardener's Used Books. You can find some real gems in there, and if you let him do your taxes, you get a $20 gift certificate.  ;D



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Re: Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 12:51:34 pm »
Down here in San Diego, we have a number of good independent used book stores.  Generally pretty cheap and the people are almost always book nerds to so that defiantly a plus.

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Re: Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 03:13:16 pm »
Las Vegas has no soul, which drives all the stoners and pansies that start bookstores away.

I just like hanging out in the children's section and telling all the kids spoilers about Harry Potter.
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Re: Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 04:12:16 pm »
I just like hanging out in the children's section and telling all the kids spoilers about Harry Potter.
I first read this as "I just like hanging out in the adult section..."
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Re: Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 06:18:12 am »
A good used bookstore (huge) is a place called Powels in Portland Oregon http://www.powells.com/
you can almost get anything you want there

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Re: Know of any Good independent bookstores?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007, 08:03:37 pm »
If you're in Perth, WA and you need a specific book, go to Boffins. I brought the Combat Leader's Field Guide there.