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    16 Bookstores To Visit This Holiday Weekend

    Black Friday? More like BOOK Friday.

    1. Powell's, Portland, Oregon

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    The ever-amazing indie bookseller Powell's isn't waiting for Black Friday to start offering its holiday savings. You can choose two titles from its "Wintersalen" collection and get a third one free; or, for more options, take 30% off any of their holiday favorites, which include some of the best in this year's fiction and nonfiction.

    2. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, New York

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    Not only is everything in the store 30% off on Friday, Nov. 28 — that includes rare books, vinyl, brand-new stationery, DVD box sets, and more — but also, you can enjoy happy hour discounts in the cafe: cheap coffee, pastries, wine, and beer.

    3. Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.

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    The D.C. shop has an impressive roster of writers — including New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci — stopping by on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    4. Books & Books, multiple Florida locations

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    Books & Books is taking part in Small Business Saturday, meaning if you shop with your American Express card on Nov. 29, you'll get cash back. A nice bonus? If you're shopping online, all shipping within the U.S. is free.

    5. Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, Iowa

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    The Iowa-based independent bookseller has select new releases at 25% off, which you can browse among their other titles here.

    6. Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

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    No specific post-Thanksgiving sales at this iconic Seattle bookshop, but they do have an impressive schedule of authors popping in on Saturday — including Sherman Alexie! — who will be selling and signing their own books, plus recommending others.

    7. Strand Books, New York

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    The Strand doesn't have any specific sales running post-Thanksgiving, but they do have a thorough gift guide for your perusal, a selection of signed first editions, and, while supplies last, a free holiday tote when you spend $50 or more.

    8. Longfellow Books, Portland, Maine

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    Stop by on Saturday and witness a "draw-off" between illustrators and authors Scott Nash and Chris Van Dusen, and stick around for visits (and readings) from other writers.

    9. Magers and Quinn, Minneapolis

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    Magers and Quinn has a whole weekend of savings, in store only — 20% off everything on Thanksgiving Day, 20% off fiction on Black Friday, 20% off kids' books on Saturday, and 20% off cooking books on Sunday — but if you stop in on Small Business Saturday, you'll enjoy the additional bonus of seeing local authors acting as booksellers.

    10. Books, Inc., San Francisco

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    Stop by any of the Bay Area bookstore's locations to check out visits by award-winning authors.

    11. Parnassus Books, Nashville

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    The Nashville shop is offering 20% off signed copies on Cyber Monday.

    12. Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    More Small Business Saturday fun at this New Mexico shop, with sci-fi, mystery, nonfiction, and kids' writers scheduled for visits from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    13. Toadstool Bookshops, multiple New Hampshire locations

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    This trio of bookstores is offering 20% off a select collection of these 20 books for the rest of the month — so move quickly if you want them!

    14. Skylight Books, Los Angeles

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    The Los Feliz bookstore will also be taking part in Small Business Saturday, offering 15% off select titles. Also, local writers will be doing readings throughout the day, and if you spend over $100, you get a free tote!

    15. Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver

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    Stop into any of Tattered Cover's four metro-Denver locations on Saturday, Nov. 29, and enjoy hot cider and treats, raffles, and free tote bags for the first 50 customers.

    16. Barnes & Noble

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    While we strongly believe in supporting our local booksellers, we'd be remiss to leave out what is also a really great sale: From Nov. 28 to 30, the bookstore behemoth is offering 50% off "gift books" (seemingly a collection of big, beautiful books geared to specific interests and fandoms); buy one, get one 50% off on collectible editions, discounted book-themed merch, and an additional 30% off one item of your choice. Nook sales and limited-supply signed editions of select books are happening in-store only.

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