From Salon.com: Inspiring book stores
In a world where bookstores are barely hanging in three, it is a treat to find that there are some really beautiful shops among the survivors.
The slideshow pictures some of the loveliest, and some of the most unusual.
At least one store manages by focusing on quality and rarity -- pricing a first edition there will make you gasp and wish for riches.
A glimpse of a future when books are acquisitions to be treasured?