11 Great Bookstore Names And How They Got Them

    A good bookstore is hard to title.

    1. Libros Schmibros Lending Library & Bookshop (Los Angeles)

    2. Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights (Bath, U.K.)

    3. Moby Dickens (Taos, N.M.)

    4. Subtext (St. Paul, Minn.)

    5. Second Story Books (Washington, D.C.)

    6. Malaprop’s Bookstore (Asheville, N.C.)

    7. Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books (New York City)

    8. Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles)

    9. Wild Rumpus: Books for Young Readers (Minneapolis)

    10. The Book Thing (Baltimore)

    11. Murder by the Book (Houston)


    Kevin Smokler is the author of Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School.