Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday - TTT Rewind - Bookstores I'd Love to Visit!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Below are the top ten independent bookstores I'd love to visit throughout the US: 

1. Powell's Books in Portland, OR

2. The Strand Bookstore in New York City, NY

3. Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA

4. Verbatim Books in San Diego, CA

5. Kramers in Washington, DC

6. Murder By The Book in Houston, TX

7. The Booksmith in San Francisco, CA

8. Myopic Books in Chicago, IL

9. Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN

10. The Montague Bookmill in Montague, MA

Have you visited any of the above independent bookstores? If so, are they worthy of a visit? 


  1. Ooh nice! I see a few I would like to visit myself! I've been to two of these myself though. Parnassus and Murder by the Book--so very, very long ago and a very, very long drive! Lol!

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  2. I've been to the top two on your list, but that's it. They're both great bookstores, although The Strand made me feel really claustrophobic. There are SOOOO many books in there!

    Happy TTT!

    1. Feeling claustrophobic doesn't sound fun. Happy reading.

  3. I would love to visit all of these lol

  4. You've mentioned what is possibly my favorite bookstore in the world - Murder By The Book. Wonderful place!

    1. So happy you L-O-V-E Murder by the Book bookstore! I discovered Murder by the Book bookstore during the pandemic as they offered several (and I mean several!!) virtual author events. I attended many of their virtual author events and purchased at least 4 signed books through their website.

  5. Powell's Books is at the top of my list. I'll get there someday!