Missing the smell of leafing through hard copy books while browsing on Amazon? If buying a book-scented candle for reading your Kindle isn’t enough for you anymore, check out these local and independent bookstores. You might have to finally assemble that shelving unit you bought from Ikea last year to hold all of the books you buy!
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Book Revue, Huntington
Book Revue is a local favorite. Their wide selection of books includes a section for local and independent authors, just one of the many tables stacked with books in their two story building. If you already own every book ever written, try stopping in for one of their signings and appearances by popular authors. Go.
Turn of the Corkscrew, Rockville Centre
Trade in your cup of tea for a glass of wine at this new bookstore, cafe and bar combo. Turn of the Corkscrew is a charming old house with a different selection of books in each room. You can sip wine while you browse or take your book to the bar to read and mingle. Swing by for signings, story time for kids, or a paint night! Go.
Blue Door Books, Cedarhurst
Small size but friendly service makes this little store a cute shop to pop into when you’re looking for something popular or something obscure. If they don’t have what you’re looking for they can order what you need. In person book shopping is a great way to support small businesses, and you’ll save on not having to pay for shipping and handling. Go.
Dolphin Bookshop, Port Washington
Not just for buying books, Dolphin Bookshop provides book readings, signings, and club meetings. If you simply like the atmosphere of bookstores, they offer art and music events to keep you cultured and entertained. For an additional bonus, they have a cafe attached to take your reads to and sip on tea or coffee. Go.
From classics to cookbooks to cards, Word has you covered. They fit everything you could ever want to read in their 1,000 square foot space, and if there isn’t a book you’re looking for, you can order it through them online. Another great way to veer away from the mass-producing websites and help independent stores grow! Go.
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