Table of Contents for My Bookstore : Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop


Introduction xi
The Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
1(6)
Martha Ackmann
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
7(4)
Isabel Allende
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
11(5)
Rick Atkinson
Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville, KY
16(3)
Wendell Berry
Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, MA
19(3)
Jeanne Birdsall
The Alabama Booksmith, Birmingham, AL
22(6)
Kick Bragg
Chapter One Bookstore, Ketchum, ID
28(4)
Charles Brandt
BookPeople, Austin, TX
32(4)
Douglas Brinkley
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
36(6)
Liam Callanan
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
42(3)
Ron Carlson
WORD, Brooklyn, NY
45(3)
Kate Christensen
The Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
48(4)
Carmela Ciuraru
Books Inc., Palo Alto, CA
52(6)
Meg Waite Clayton
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT
58(4)
Jon Clinch
Talking Leaves Books, Buffalo, NY
62(5)
Mick Cochrane
Longfellow Books, Portland, ME
67(5)
Ron Currie, Jr.
Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC
72(6)
Angela Davis-Gardner
University Book Store, Seattle, WA
78(4)
Ivan Doig
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC
82(6)
Laurent Dubois
The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
88(3)
Timothy Egan
Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA
91(4)
Dave Eggers
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN
95(3)
Louise Erdrich
Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, WA
98(3)
Jonathan Evison
Left Bank Books, St Louis, MO
101(11)
Kathleen Finneran
Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL
112(4)
Fannie Flagg
Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ
116(4)
Ian Frazier
Loction Addiction, Greenville, SC
120(3)
Mindy Friddle
Eagle Eye Book Shop, Decatur, GA
123(4)
David Fulmer
Harward Book Store, Cambridge, MA
127(4)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Micawber's, St. Paul, MN
131(6)
Peter Geye
Watermark Books and Cafe, Wichita, KS
137(4)
Albert Goldbarth
That Bookstore in Blytheville, Blytheville, AR
141(3)
John Grisham
Strand Book Store, New York, NY
144(4)
Pete Hamill
The Booksmith, San Francisco, CA
148(4)
Daniel Handler
Lisa Brown
Nantucket Bookworks, Nantucket, MA
152(4)
Elin Hilderbrand
Island Books, Middletown, RI
156(5)
Ann Hood
Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, CA
161(10)
Pico Iyer
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA
171(3)
Ward Just
Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
174(4)
Lesley Kagen
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
178(5)
Stephanie Kallos
Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA
183(6)
Larry Kane
Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
189(5)
Laurie R. King
Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI
194(4)
Katrina Kittle
Explore Booksellers, Aspen, CO
198(3)
Scott Lasser
Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
201(5)
Ann Haywood Leal
McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY
206(3)
Caroline Leavitt
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka, IL
209(5)
Mike Leonard
The Muse Book Shop, DeLand, FL
214(3)
Robert N. Macomber
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
217(4)
Jill McCorkle
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
221(5)
Mameve Medwed
The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT
226(5)
Wendell
Florence Minor
Lemuria, Jackson, MS
231(6)
Barry Moser
Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT
237(6)
Howard Frank Mosher
St. Mark's Bookshop, New York, NY
243(4)
Arthur Nersesian
Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
247(5)
Kate Niles
The Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA
252(3)
Ann Packer
Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR
255(6)
Chuck Palahniuk
McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
261(5)
Ann Patchett
Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
266(3)
Edith Pearlman
Square Books, Oxford, MS
269(5)
Jack Pendarvis
Strand Book Store, New York, NY
274(3)
Francine Prose
City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC
277(2)
Ron Rash
Village Books, Bellingham, WA
279(3)
Tom Robbins
Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
282(4)
Adam Ross
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC
286(4)
Carrie Ryan
Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena CA
290(5)
Lisa See
Warwick's, La Jolla, CA
295(4)
Brian Selznick
Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, CA
299(3)
Mahbod Seraji
Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
302(3)
Nancy Shaw
The Book Loft of German Village, Columbus, OH
305(3)
Jeff Smith
Purple Crow Books, Hillsborough, NC
308(5)
Lee Smith
Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
313(6)
Les Standiford
Mitchell's Book Corner, Nantucket, MA
319(3)
Nancy Thayer
Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA
322(5)
Michael Tisserand
Anderson's Bookshops, Naperville, IL
327(5)
Luis Alberto Urrea
Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
332(4)
Abraham Verghese
BookTowne, Manasquan, NJ
336(4)
Audrey Vernick
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
340(4)
Matt Weiland
Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
344(9)
Stephen White
The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH
353(4)
Joan Wickersham
The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
357(4)
Terry Tempest Williams
The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MA
361(6)
Simon Winchester
Afterword 367(8)
Bookstores by Location 375