Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Bookstores I'd Like to Visit. It didn't take very long to think of 10 bookstores. See what you think.
Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN - This bookstore is owned by Ann Patchett who wrote Bel Canto among others. I figure an author might have a good idea of what a bookstore should look like.
Tattered Cover, Denver, CO - I've been to one of the branches, but I haven't been to the one downtown. It's always too trafficy when I have the chance.
Powells Books, Portland, OR - Did you know there is a Powell's in Chicago? It's actually the original. A family member moved to Portland and opened that one, but now it's the most well known one.
The Strand, NYC, NY - I feel like this might be incredibly overwhelming, but interesting to take a peek at.
The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA - This bookstore has some really interesting and creative shelving.
City Lights, San Francisco, CA - Because also, I'd be in San Francisco
Hay On wye, Wales, UK - The whole town is basically a bookstore. It has a huge festival every year. Also, I'd be in the UK.
Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA - This bookstore is world famous and has tons of events, but it's just hanging out in Iowa. Weird.
Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle, WA - It's a pretty little store. Lots of wood. Very fun.
Foyle's Books - This is supposedly a nicer version of Barnes and Noble. And also it's in the UK.
Chapters/Indigo, Canada - Another big chain, but in Canada.
As you can see, I have very discerning taste. What are some bookstores you'd like to visit. I can recommend Magic City Books here in Tulsa if you are drawing a blank.