In a turn of good news for independent bookstores, Huffington Post reports that there is increasing interest in purchasing books locally. Now, it has become about more than just buying the novel; it’s about going to a place where you can tread across the same brick floors that William Faulkner walked on, or see quotes by Kurt Vonnegut and Flannery O’Conner in the sidewalk outside the shop doors. People are investing in the experience of buying, much in the same way that they do reading. In this comeback of local booksellers, these five bookstores in particular set themselves apart as some of the best in America.
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