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Crescent City Books – New Orleans, Louisiana

Crescent City Books – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans’s Crescent City Books specializes in vintage, rare, and out-of-print books, plus antique prints and maps from around the world. The shop opened in 1992 and moved to its current location, across from the famous Roosevelt Hotel, in 2010. With section titles such as “Creative Non-fiction” and “Esoteric,” the shop’s inventory is vast, varied, and nicely organized throughout the large shop. Book-themed quotes are hanging throughout, as is a variety of beautiful artwork and prints. Near the back is…

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Blue Cypress Books – New Orleans, Louisiana

Blue Cypress Books – New Orleans, Louisiana

I visited several shops on my recent New Orleans bookstore crawl and found something to love about each of them. One of the most interesting aspects of the indie bookstore scene in the Big Easy is the uniqueness of each shop – and there are several. From the clean, crisp inventory of new books at shops like Octavia Books to the treasure trove of vintage books on Jenga-like display at Arcadian, each bookshop is full of its own singular charm…

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Paperback Exchange – Lancaster, Ohio

Paperback Exchange – Lancaster, Ohio

Some of my favorite bookstore explorations have begun quite by accident, when I’ve been driving along a downtown street and happen upon a bookshop that I wasn’t expecting. Such was the case with Paperback Exchange, which I discovered while en route from Columbus to Athens, Ohio, and happened to pass through the small town of Lancaster. A large, vintage metal sign reading “BOOKS” appeared on a quiet street corner, luring me inside. “Isn’t it fantastic?” said shop owner Leanne McClellan…

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