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Bookstore bucket list

I’ve mentioned this before, and now I’ve actually written it! Here it is, my bookstore bucket list! I’ve also included famous bookstores I have already visited (it always feels better when you write a to-do list and include some things you’ve already done just to cross them off – we all do it). The criterion for bookstores I included on my “visited” list was whether or not the bookstore was ever featured on any sort of “Bookstores you need to see” lists (which I read often). Also, I made sure that the stores on the to-visit list are attainable – because let’s face it, I probably won’t make it to too many foreign countries in my lifetime. Without further ado:


  • Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France
  • Basically the entire town of Hay-on-Wye, Wales
  • The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California
  • Bart’s Books, Ojai, California
  • Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon
  • Strand, New York City, New York
  • John K. King Used and Rare Books, Detroit, Michigan

Visited (links are to posts I wrote about the store):

There’s probably a lot of gems out there I don’t know about, so let me know what I should add!


7 thoughts on “Bookstore bucket list”

  1. I’m stalking your blog, oops. #SorryNotSorry

    I’m dying to go to Shakespeare & Co. in Paris (as well as all the others on your list). My friend from work actually got to stay the night because she missed her flight. Needless to say, I’m insanely jealous because that is something that’s on my literary bucketlist.

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