Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Extraordinary Bookstores

Some extraordinary bookstores:

Foyles Bookshop in London [Huge. Chaotic. Marvelous. One entire room is dedicated to Pepys's diaries. They once tried to get Hitler to give them his banned books instead of burning them. He refused.]

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale and Phoenix [Mystery books. Eventually, every mystery writer winds up here for a signing. Even the dead ones.]

The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle [Be sure to check out their bargain section.]

Guidon Books (Western Americana and Civil War books) in Scottsdale [You'll find the hard-to-find ones in their specialty.]

Any other nominees?


Greg said...

For the business-book junkies out there, it's hard to beat the small, exquisite Economist bookstore in London. Bonus: The world's best noodle house (Wagamama's) is just around the corner!

Michael Wade said...

Thanks, Greg. A good bookstore and the world's best noodle house. That's hard to beat! I'll check it out.