Here are a few of our favorite bookstores:
Rainy Day Books in Fairway - a suburb of Kansas City (adding this fabulous bookstore to the World Bookstore Tour list)
Maine Coast Bookshop and Cafe in Damariscotta (Barbara Cooney's daughter-in-law, Susan Porter, began as a manager of this shop in 1973 and then, along with Ms. Clooney and Penny Walker, took over ownership in 1986. Check out the website for a wonderful memories page about author/illustrator Barbara Cooney)
The Book Rack in Newburyport
Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport
Bertram & Oliver Booksellers in Amesbury
Andover Bookstore in Andover
Barefoot Books Studio in Concord
Curious George & Friends in Cambridge
Blue Bunny Books & Toys in Dedham (Owned by Peter H. Reynolds! Click here to read our post about his book The Dot.)
New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton Highlands
Wit and Whimsy Children's Bookstore in Marblehead
Reading Reptile in Kansas City (When Emmy and I go on our World Bookstore Tour, we will definitely stop at this store! Here is a post from Esme Raji Codell of Planet Esme that tells about her experience at this unique store including photos - go to the section in the post titled On a Personal Note.)
RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth
Gibson's Bookstore in Concord
Water Street Bookstore in Exeter
Portsmouth Book & Bar in Portsmouth
The Strand Bookstore in New York City (With 18 miles of books, this bookstore is on Emmy's and my itinerary for our World Bookstore Tour!)
The Learned Owl in Hudson
Powell's City of Books in Portland (Emmy and I dream of going here! It will definitely be a part of our Tour!)
Book People in Austin
Half Price Books in Austin and in many other locations!
The IndieBound Community is a great resource to find independently-owned businesses in your community. They are working to "strengthen the health of Main Street ecosystems across the United States." To find a bookstore near you, go to the IndieBound website and look for the red search box on the upper right hand side.
The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) maintains a list of independent bookstores on its website. To find a bookstore near you, go to ABC's website and click on the tab "find a store."
Emmy at Jabberwocky Bookshop
Are you an iPhone user? Access Emmy's Book of the Day on your iPhone while at the bookstore! There isn't an Emmy's Book of the Day application, but you can use your iPhone browser to search for Emmy's Book of the Day and then add the site to your iPhone home screen. It will be right at your fingertips to help you in your search for a wonderful book for your child(ren).