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Armadillo's Pillow in Chicago is endlessly interesting, very affordable, and run by the nicest people you could ever want to meet. I can't go by without seeing something in the window that I really want to read. A pillar of the neighborhood. So glad they are here!

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Beausoleil Books in Lafayette, LA has an excellent local interest section, a Francophone section, and a fantastic cookbook selection.

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if in Chicago, check out Goblin Market. comics are books, right?

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Tatnuck Bookstore in Westborough MA. They have great gift items too.

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I will go to visit one. I love books, have I mentioned hat?

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RIP that one book shop in DinkyTown (MN) that whose name I can't remember because my brain is full of holes now. It will come back at 4am I'm sure.

There's a second hand book shop close to me that was absolutely packed on Saturday. I'm our other independent book stores were packed too.

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Thanks for the shout-out to Book Soup! I've worked here for 17 years, and managed to miss Editrix's reading :( Come visit us, Wonkers!

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It was also Local Yarn Shop day. Oh the many houses of worship!

Our nearest indie book store is _pissed_ at the bowling alley, 'cause the _latter_ was doing some sort of Indie Book Store sale. Sure, Book Store is closing, but they also want to promote the ones just over the town line, too, and maybe get a few more sales themselves before they close up for good. Its pretty bizarre

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I get all my books from Powell's. I'd certainly rather give them my money than Amazon, who I've quit entirely.

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Pennsylvania:

Otto Bookstore, Williamsport PA (https://www.ottobookstore.com/home)

The Print Factory, Bellefonte PA (https://www.facebook.com/printfactorybellefonte/) opening soon

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Nevada: Sundance Books and Music in Reno. They have records, too!! This is where I do all my online ordering because 30 minutes away is just. too. far. sometimes. https://www.sundancebookstore.com/

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Texas: Nowhere Bookshop, owned by Jenny Lawson, aka TheBloggess.

https://www.nowherebookshop.com/

(Not my state, and I've never actually been inside, but I love the owner.)

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Ohio: in Cincinnati, Downbound Books (Northside). Bookery Cincy (Columbia-Tusculum). Smith & Hannon (OTR), which is Black woman owned.

In Dayton - Bonnetts Bookstore, Rabbit Hole Books, Postmarked from the Stars.

In Columbus - Book Loft (German Village), which is LGBTQ+ owned.

In Cleveland - Serenity (w. 5th), Black woman owned. Birdie Books (Uptown Westerville).

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Rhode Island: Ink Fish and arc{hive} book + snackery in Warren.

Riffraff in Providence.

Barrington Books in Barrington. The Book Nerd, sadly, has closed.

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Also, Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, WI. Cool as hell! And don't miss The Art Garden of Rob Horwich, which is pretty freak. Is it a summer evening on a weekend? Head to Marquette, Iowa and take your new books on a sunset music cruise on the Maiden Voyage. An incredible ending to a great day!

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If you find yourself in Cambridge, MN go to Scout and Morgan's bookshop. It is amazing! I have no idea who buys for their nature/birds selection, but I have bought so, so many fantastic books there. They also special order. If you like gaming, go hit the Gamer's Den in the same mall - super awesome place run by super awesome folks!

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