the library is a room in my house
- Evelyn C. Leeper's Bookstore Lists
Find the best bookstores, where ever you go!
Amazon.com advertises themselves as "Earth's Biggest
Bookstore," and it's not far from the truth. Their catalog
appears to be all of "Books In Print". If it's in print,
they'll try to get it for you. However, see Powell's Books
for those hard to find out-of-print volumes.
- Once Upon A Time
Specializing in children's books and the odd bit of literary
fiction, and home to the local Mitford Appreciation Society,
Once Upon A Time is a small gem. You probably aren't local
to this area, but if you are, drop in.
- Powell's Books
Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon is one of the truly great
bookstores. They advertise over a million new and used books
in stock everyday. Better yet, their entire catalog,
including used books, is available on the Web. Amazon.com
will get you anything in print; Powell's will get you things
- Vromans Bookstore
This is one of the great independent bookstores in the Los
Angeles area. It's located in Pasadena, right on the Rose
Parade route. Borders and Barnes & Noble stores are popping up
everywhere in Southern California, including one of each in
Pasadena, but Vromans goes on, competing with the giants on
their own terms. They don't have a web interface for
ordering books, but they'll gladly take orders over the
- W.H. Smiths online
Occasionally I want to buy a book that's available only in Great
Britain; this is one place where I go to get it.
BookSense is an association of independent bookstores (including
several of those listed above).
Copyright © 2003, by William H. Duquette. All rights reserved.