Shop small at some of the coolest indie bookshops across the country.
Few things can make you feel as cozy and relaxed as browsing through a bookshop, a cup of coffee in hand, reading the backs of an assortment of new and old books while trying to select which ones to buy. It's this experience that can't be replicated online, and that's why genuine readers and book lovers continue to head to their local bookstores instead of just ordering books off Amazon for a lower price. But before you go to your local big-name bookstore, consider heading to an independent bookstore. Shopping small supports local businesses and people — and in this case, it can be a lot more interesting.
Some of the best independent bookstores across the country seem to be like a scene out of a movie, with picturesque reading nooks and inviting cafes filled with delicious scents and warm coffee. They can be great spots to pick up inexpensive used books or rare finds. Indie bookshops are notorious for holding author events and book clubs, getting the community involved and fostering a strong love of reading for everyone involved. Here are some of the best independent bookstores in each state that you'll want to visit ASAP.