TOP 10 BOOKSTORES

Inspired by @NatGeo. Some are famous and others are just local gooders
  1. 1.
    Backstreet books in Chiang Mai
    Backpacking culture in Thailand means there are many used bookstores, but this one has the best cultivation of used books and the Irish owner has pointed me to many a gem
  2. 2.
    Book selling sidewalks in Yangon
    There's a few decent bookstores too, but the selection of reprinted English and Burmese language books is pretty awesome!
  3. 3.
    Atlantis books in Oia, Greece
    Found this gem on a girlfriends trip to Santorini. I bought my copy of the Iliad there and I was nerdy excited to see it on the Nat Geog list!
  4. 4.
    Dencen Books and Magazines in Toronto
    It's a fire hazard of a used bookstore, but a non-hipster, non-pretentious bookstore that's like a treasure hunt
  5. 5.
    Ada's Technical Books and Cafe in Seattle
    Feminist science nerds of the world unite!
  6. 6.
    Bus boys and poets in Washington, DC
    Want to feel like a communist rebel while you wait to get tasty tasty food in DC?
  7. 7.
    Powell's books
    Need I say more....
  8. 8.
    Any friends if the library sale
    50 cent paperbacks, and $1 hardcovers? Yes, please!
  9. 9.
    Half priced books in Minnesota
    There's a few of them around, but they're great to hunt through.
  10. 10.
    The book exchange in Missoula, Montana
    May not be in the most glamorous of locations (aka strip mall), but that doesn't mean it doesn't contain beauties inside