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Unique Books – Lexington, Kentucky

Unique Books – Lexington, Kentucky

Located in Lexington, Kentucky’s Woodland Triangle, just around the corner from Black Swan Books for you bookstore crawlers, is Unique Books, which features a large collection of used titles, as well as plenty of regional works. The shop was opened in the early 2000s by Kathy and Tom Rather. As its namesake implies, the origin of Unique Books is itself rather unique. “It all started because I was irritated with my kids,” Kathy told Smiley Pete Publishing in 2012. “They were voracious…

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Speaking Volumes – Burlington, Vermont

Speaking Volumes – Burlington, Vermont

Regular readers of Bookstore Explorer know I love a good used book shop, although when I actually began thinking about how I define “good,” I wasn’t necessarily sure. A trip to Speaking Volumes in Burlington, Vermont, however, has helped to provide some clarity. The inventory is vast and varied, covering genres across the literary spectrum. Décor is eclectic and spirited, resulting in what the shop’s website calls a “cozy living room atmosphere.” The shelves are tall and jam-packed with used…

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Dave’s Olde Book Shop – Redondo Beach, California

Dave’s Olde Book Shop – Redondo Beach, California

The independent bookstore industry in and around the Los Angeles area is a healthy, vibrant collection of shops of all types and sizes, led perhaps (at least according to some) by popular spots like The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles and Book Soup in West Hollywood. But if a more intimate shopping experience is your cup of tea, seek out Dave’s Olde Book Shop in Redondo Beach, which carries an impressive collection of – as the awning of the…

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