Bookstores can offer a gateway to travel, transport you to other worlds, and provide a path to more deeply understand the issues of the day, our hometowns, and even ourselves. Whether looking for a fantastical escape, adventure, inspiration, or a holiday gift—you’re going to want to bookmark your way through this list of bookshop goodness.
Methodology: This is an all time list of the best bookstores in every US state and Canadian Provinces according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the bookstores category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. If a chain appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest rated location. All businesses on this list were marked as open as of October 26, 2020.