1. Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver/Littleton, Colorado, USA, submitted by ex-pletives
From first impressions, Tattered Cover Bookstore appears to be a large bookstore with a huge variety of books that would easy to become lost in. Tattered Cover is an indie bookstore and cafe that sells both new, used, and "crisp pre-discounted bargain editions" books. It was founded in 1971, and there are now four different locations of Tattered Cover throughout Colorado, each embodying its own unique atmosphere and style.
|The newest location - Aspen Grove!|
|Who doesn't want to sit in that gorgeous chair?|
Photos of Tattered Cover Bookstore are courtesy of their Facebook page.
2. Atlanta Vintage Bookstore, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, submitted by anonymous
Owned by Bob Roarty and Jan Bolgla, Atlanta Vintage Bookstore specializes in selling rare, used, and collectible books. Roarty and Bogla acquired the store from the original owners in 2006 and have been fulfilling their bookstore dream ever since.
You can watch a short video about the store (found on the Atlanta Vintage Bookstore website) below.
|Just keeping an eye on things..|
3. Skylight Books, Los Angeles, California, USA, submitted by anonymous
Located in Los Angeles, California, Skylight Books can be found right near the famed Griffith Observatoryin the heart of a popular downtown destination. Skylight books was opened on November 1, 1996, and continues to provide fresh, "eclectic," and exciting books to its customers on a variety of subjects.
They have a huge list of book clubs, memberships, gift cards, and you can even order books online through their website! However, with such a gorgeous physical location with so many stocked shelves and incredible layouts, I would highly suggest making your way to the store itself if at all possible.
Photos courtesy of Skylight Books' Facebook page.
4. The Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN, USA, submitted by thebeanandi
I spent no more than two minutes on The Wild Rumpus' website when I realized I was in love. This bookstores looks incredibly delightful. There are animals. There are books. There is an awesome staff.
|There are bookstands surrounding sleeping cats.|
"Architecture doesn't have the luxury of page-turning, but instead allows us a front-to-back spatial progression. Our store's front doors open into a fairly conventional interior with carpet, a comfortable reading chair and floorlamp. Midway, things begin to change, there's a tree-trimmer sheetrocked in the ceiling on a ladder, and the ceiling itself at this point starts to crack open to the sky. At the back, with birds above and rats beneath a garden shed, the store wants you to feel like you're outside."
The Wild Rumpus specializes in children's and young adult books, but is truly a home for all. They have book clubs for a variety of ages, in-store book fairs, and plenty of author events. They also accept recycled books that are then added to their one dollar book section - for those kids that maybe only have one dollar to spend!
If you're ever in the area, you should definitely stop by the Wild Rumpus - I know I will be!
Photos courtesy of the Wild Rumpus' Facebook page.
5. Chapters on Main, Main Street in Van Buren, Arkansas, USA, submitted by chaptersonmain
Now, it's time for some young blood in here! Chapters on Main is a soon-to-be-opened bookstore located on Main Street in Van Buren, Arkansas. They are to be an independent coffee and book shop that will celebrate their grand opening in May.
Photos courtesy of Chapters on Main's Tumblr.