Has it come to this? Is it left to USAToday/Associated Press to be the guardian of our literary culture?
Beth J. Harpaz, AP Travel Editor, has selected nine bookstores that she considers “worth a tourist’s time” because each is “more than just a place to buy books.” The nine bookstores are:
- BOOKS & BOOKS: 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
- CITY LIGHTS BOOKS: 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
- ELLIOTT BAY BOOK CO.: 101 S. Main St., Seattle
- POLITICS AND PROSE: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington
- POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS: 1005 W. Burnside, Portland
- PRAIRIE LIGHTS: 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City
- TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE: 1628 16th St., Denver
- THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE: 316 W. Main, Blytheville (Arkansas)
- THE STRAND: Corner of 12th Street and Broadway, near Union Square, Manhattan
What do you think of this list? I would add Moe’s in Berkeley to it, for one.
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