Left Bank Books

Today, I went to a really cool indie bookstore in St. Louis called Left Bank Books. I knew about the store because it hosted an event that I ended up not being able to go to - a conversation and signing with Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan. Luckily, the friend I planned to go with… Continue reading Left Bank Books

Bookshops, Lists

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… Continue reading Bookstore bucket list


Wild Rumpus Books for Children

I've been to a lot of impressive bookstores. But this one. This one. This one is my new favorite. Located in Minneapolis, Wild Rumpus Books for Children is one of a kind and an absolute must-visit for everyone who finds themselves in the area. I visited Wild Rumpus because I was in Minneapolis for NerdCon: Stories… Continue reading Wild Rumpus Books for Children

Bookshops, Rants & Reflections

Amazon’s new REAL bookstore

Today Amazon opened its first ever brick-and-mortar bookstore. The store is in Seattle (home of and has a unique set-up that makes it the very first of its kind. The books are displayed face-out on the shelves to display their covers (much like browsing an online store), and each book also has a card with ratings and reviews… Continue reading Amazon’s new REAL bookstore


City Lights Books

This past April, I checked off a bookstore from my "bookstore buck list" (a list I haven't actually written down, but hey, there's another post idea!). This was City Lights Books in San Fransisco, California. This bookstore is known for being the hub of the beatniks of the 1950s, most famously Alan Ginsberg and Jack… Continue reading City Lights Books

Bookshops, Rants & Reflections

Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights

Iowa City, Iowa. The location of the infamous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Also the location of Prairie Lights Bookstore, a charming, 3-story bookstore (with coffee shop) where I reunited with a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. Both being book lovers, and Iowa City being (kinda, sorta, actually not at all) equidistant from our… Continue reading Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights


Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights

Let me tell you about a magical place called Mr. B's Emporium of Reading Delights.  Doesn't it already sound magical?? If you've seen my previous posts, you know I was studying in Bath, England for a little over a month this summer.  And one of the highlights of my stay was Mr. B's. In the… Continue reading Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights