With the sad news that Borders Books, which grew from a used book store to a national chain, is going belly up, the world loses more bookish spaces for book-loving folks. We’ll leave the postmortem to the analysts. There’s just something about spaces dedicated to books and reading as is evident in this Flavorwire spot on 10 unconventional book stores.
Here in Cincinnati, well, thank heavens Joseph-Beth made it out of their recent travails alive. And while Tom Brengelman might have closed his multi-storied, crammed-to-the-rafters “The Book Store”, we still have plenty of small, independent booksellers: The Ohio Book Store, up on Mainstreet. There’s Duttenhofer’s in Clifton Heights. Roebling Point Bookstore in Covington specializes in books on travel and the outdoors. Half Price Books might have closed a location but is, well, pretty kickass. We have a sweet spot in our hearts for The Bookshelf of Madeira. Do you have a favorite, dusty out-of-the-way area bookstore we don’t know about?