To take a break from recommending books, this soapobox article is about brilliant bookstores around the world: bookstores sometimes even more interesting than the books they sell. Per usual, I will only report on the bookstores I have personally been to, as opposed to ones I have only heard about.
Paul's Books in Madison, Wisconsin
Wedged between Walgreen's and another nameless store on the main street of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul's Books is a breathe of fresh independently-owned air. This is a true used bookstore: music chosen by the...