'Every Other Bookstore I'd Known Fell Away': Writers' Favorite Bookshops

By Emily Temple

A new book collects authors' thoughts on their favorite reading hideaways.

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Writers tend know a thing or two about bookstores. Not only do they spend time in them touring, reading, and signing, but writers tend to be voracious readers, and every voracious reader has a favorite brick and mortar bookstore. Enter My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, which recently hit shelves. It's a fantastic book that collects 82 short essays from noted authors on their best loved bookshops, whether obvious or out of the way, with great illustrations by Leif Parsons. Below, browse some beloved authors' picks.

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