I like small book stores where I can browse among the stalls. Los Angeles has 3 indie stores I love and 2 new ones I know of that are coming soon. Book selling has come full circle and a new generation of readers prefers to buy their books from locally owned and staffed independent bookstores, one expert points out.
“The indies now find that readers are looking for life beyond their computer screens. They want to embrace books in all three dimensions and to select them in a tactile, less anonymous marketplace. Booksellers are fellow readers who converse knowledgeably and jot down their current favorites on helpful bookshelf notes.”