Bookstores for Bookworms in the Wild

Bookstores for Bookworms in the Wild

Bookstores for Bookworms in the Wild

Ep. #1: History of Comic Books with Dr. Frank Burbrink  

The Strand was born in 1927 over on Fourth Avenue on what was then called “Book  Row.” . . . Today, the Strand carries over 2.5 million used, new, and rare books, covering topics as far-ranging as occult to philosophy to finance. NYC

Ep.#2: Understanding the Nation & Finding Common Ground with Dr. Hardin Coleman

Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over forty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

Ep. #3: An impressive tour of 30 + books in about 35 minutes - Jim FinneganWelcome to Bunch of Grapes -We’re your independent, locally owned bookstore located in the heart of Vineyard Haven, on Martha's Vineyard. We’re a community of writers and readers, featuring a carefully curated selection of the finest books and sidelines, and hosting author events year-round.

Ep. #4: Reading for the words, with Emma Holland

McNally Jackson (SoHo/ Williamsburg) is an independent bookstore in New York City. We aspire to be the center of Manhattan’s literary culture: witness our events, our two floors of books, our engaged staff. Not to mention our bustling café, because what, after all, is reading without coffee? Yes, we arrange our literature by nation, but we’ll be glad to help if you find yourself lost amongst the Europeans. (We sell travel  guides, too.)

Books Are Magic was born in May 2017 and is home to exciting new releases and beloved classics, hidey-holes for children and books to read in them, gumballs filled with poetry, readings and panels almost every night of the week and storytimes on the weekends, and yes, plenty of magic.

Emma Straub and Michael Fusco-Straub live and work in
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and Books Are Magic is their third child. Their two sons are very excited about the new addition to the family.

The Strand

Ep. #5: Maya Prohovnik - Stephen King!, Detectives & Sci-fi

Used books at The Strand

Ep. #6: Catskills Potpourri - Marty’s Mercantile

Named after original owner Ellen Shapiro’s favorite Doris Lessing novel, The Golden Notebook opened its doors on June 23, 1978, and continues on in the original spirit of its founders, providing quality literature to a town full of creative folk in Woodstock.

Half Moon Books small used and rare bookstore in the heart of Kingston N.Y.’s  historic Stockade District.

Rough Draft Bar & Books is a bar and bookstore located at Kingston, New York's historic four corners. We are dedicated to providing a fantastic selection of beer, cider, and wine; Counter Culture coffee; DUB pies and local pastries; a curated selection of new books of all kinds; and a place for people from Kingston and beyond to come together for reading, drinking, conversation, and nightly events.  Come say hello!

Briars & Brambles Books, “your go-to Indie Bookstore in the heart of the Catskill Mountains”. Alpine Garden Village, Windhamy, New York

Politics and Prose is a D.C. based business devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, programs, and a respectful exchange of ideas. We’re committed to exceptional customer service and to the values of independence, inclusion, and diversity.”

Ep. #7: Payton Turner - Women’s anger and, sometimes, rage

WORD has two bookstores: one in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that opened in March of 2007, and one in Jersey City, which opened in December 2013. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities need us to be!

In Brooklyn, that means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet, but we read too much, so it all works out.

In Jersey City, we've got an inventory of current and past favorites from all genres and categories as well as a café serving Stumptown coffee drinks and an array of fresh salads, sandwiches, and pastries for your pleasure! We also host a full calendar of events each month, from provocative and thoughtful to flat-out fun!

Powell's Books is an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971. We've grown to employ over 530 people across five Portland-area stores and, and our book inventory exceeds two million volumes. In spite of our substantial size and reach, we remain grounded by our company's core values, which have guided us through the ups and downs of the bookselling industry. Each and every employee's love of books drives us forward.

We have an especially intimate relationship with Portland — what other city in America can name a bookstore as its top attraction? We host over 500 author events a year, in addition to children's storytimes, writing workshops, game demonstrations, and book clubs. Through and our expansive online community, we also reach readers around the world, people who are as excited about books as we are.

Books Are Magic

The Strand

Ep. #8: Youngna Park on children’s books

Stories is a children’s bookshop and storytelling lab in Brooklyn. We believe stories can change the world. Stories ignite a child’s limitless imagination, innate curiosity, and passion for learning. You can sense it intuitively when you read a great story with your kid, or think back to that feeling of being read to when you were small. We believe growing up in a world of books can make all the difference, and that storytelling is a vital art, one that in our digitally-saturated age, deserves and demands preservation.

Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga, NY.  Similar to our Manchester store, this store is a big general bookstore with a large floor devoted to Children. We have tried to create a store that fosters browsing and discovery. We can, of course, get any book in print, but we believe in the joy of serendipity and have laid out the store to enhance this experience.

Books Are Magic


Ep. #9: Children’s Books . . . Follow-up to Youngna Park discussion

Books of Wonder features the finest in children's literature. Tales to stimulate and encourage young imaginations, illustrations to fascinate and excite young eyes, and non-fiction to facilitate a love of learning and knowledge. Every book we offer has been carefully read and considered by our expert staff of children's book lovers. Books of Wonder is committed to quality, because our children deserve nothing but the best. We will only offer you the best versions of the classics and the finest in newly created children's books.

Ep. #10 Joe Polizzotto - Strout, Barry, etc.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop is an independent book shop which has been located in Washington Depot, CT for over 60 years.
Daunt Books is an original Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries and graceful skylights situated in Marylebone High Street, London, traditionally specialising in travel literature.

Additional Bookstores

Visited two great bookstores in January. I bought The Luminaries at The Alexander Book Company in San Francisco for my cousin Risa’s birthday, and Pat the Bunny and Goodnight Moon at The Corner Bookstore in New York for my brother Steven’s brand new granddaughter.

The Corner Bookstore became an instant mecca for a book-hungry Carnegie Hill when it opened in 1978. Located in a landmark neighborhood in New York City, we have been satisfying the literary desires of this residential neighborhood for over three decades. We take enormous pride in our stock, and carefully select current fiction and nonfiction titles to bring only the best of the best to our customers. Our commitment to carrying “only the best of the best” extends to all sections of the store including history, biography, travel, cook books, parenting, poetry, mysteries, and art.

Welcome to Alexander Book Company - Your Independent Downtown San Francisco Bookstore. With three floors stocked with over 50,000 new books to browse and shop, Alexander Book Company is a full-service independent bookstore, conveniently located in Downtown SOMA district of San Francisco.

Tell Me What You’re Reading #11 Dylan Marron: Educated (etc.)

Tell Me What You’re Reading #11 Dylan Marron: Educated (etc.)

Tell Me What You’re Reading - Season 1

Tell Me What You’re Reading - Season 1