Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores/Libraries I’d Love To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're looking at the bookstores and libraries of the world that we'd like to visit. This one was a bit of a stretch for me...I'm much more into reading the books than in where they come from. I do enjoy a good stroll through the shelves, though, so here are ten stores/libraries I'd love to go see!

John K King Used & Rare Books: I am personally embarrassed that I have never been to this gigantic, amazing bookstore despite growing up super close by!

The Strand: Obviously this NYC bookstore is legendary and I would looooove to spend an afternoon here just wandering.

Powell's: Portland is on my must-visit list for a lot of reasons (beer is pretty high up there), but I'd love to while away some time visiting this place!

Parnassus Books: I've enjoyed Ann Patchett's work, and I want to visit her bookstore in Nashville because a bookstore owned by an author sounds amazing.

Magers & Quinn: Now to plan for two trips I'm planning before the end of the year! This is the largest indie bookstore in the Twin Cities, so I'll definitely have to stop by when we're there later this month!

Faulker House Books: I'll admit Faulkner himself doesn't really do it for me, but this rooming-house-turned-bookstore where he once lived looks awesome!

New York Public Library: New York is the center of America's literary scene, and this library is iconic. Those lions!

Los Angeles Central Library: Susan Orlean's The Library Book got me intrigued by the story of this place so now I want to see it for myself!

The Library of Congress: It's the closest thing we have to a national library so I feel like an eventual visit is mandatory.

The British Library: It's the largest national library in the world!


  1. I just received The Library Book (Orlean) yesterday and I am about half way through it. It is super, just like everything Orlean writes. I missed the fire at the LA Central Library in 1986 because Chernobyl took over the news feed at the time. I think many people missed it. The book has made me want to go there, but I wish it wasn't in Los Angeles.

    1. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the Orlean as well! Yeah, LA's not my favorite city but reading about how that library was designed and built reallllly makes me want to actually see it!

  2. I would love to see the British Library! And I've seen PArnassus Books on a few lists, but didn't realize it was author-owned. How cool!

    1. I've heard amazing things about Nashville, so I want to go there anyways...getting a chance to visit Parnassus would just be a bonus! I've been to London a couple times, but always for short stays and just hitting the major tourist sites, so I'd love to actually get a chance to visit the library!

  3. My brother and his wife were just at Powell's, I was so jealous!