Our Favorite Book­stores

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These are the go-to shops where you can hunt for your next book du jour, whether you're look­ing for the new­est best-seller, chil­dren's books, graphic nov­els or hard-to-find lit­er­a­ture. BY MICHELLE KHOURI

Hunker­ing down with a riv­et­ing book is one of life’s great­est plea­sures. But with the joy of a book du jour comes the in­evitable sor­row of turn­ing its last page and leav­ing be­hind the world it so fer­vently brought to life. Luck­ily for us lit­er­ary fiends, a seem­ingly endless sea of book­shelves beckon us to read on. These book­stores are some of At­lanta’s most pop­u­lar, whether it’s due to their se­lec­tion of hard-to-find lit­er­ary trea­sures (like at A Cappella Books and Ox­ford Comics), or the bold­ness of their books (en­ter Charis Books), or the vi­brancy and com­fort of their con­fines (look no fur­ther than Lit­tle Shop of Sto­ries and Pos­man Books). Happy read­ing! —MICHELLE KHOURI Lo­cal book­worms flock to this in­de­pen­dent book­store, which is known for its im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of out-of-print and rare books. An art­fully painted chalk­board greets you upon en­ter­ing and de­tails up­com­ing events like book sign­ings, au­thor read­ings and more. 208 Har­al­son Ave. NE, 404.681.5128. www.acap­pella­books.com


This 40-year-old shop is the old­est fem­i­nist book­store in the re­gion. Find an am­ple se­lec­tion of LGBTQ lit­er­a­ture, along with bi­og­ra­phy, re­cov­ery, cook­ing, women’s stud­ies, psy­chol­ogy and chil­dren’s sec­tions. Peruse the mu­sic, jew­elry, t-shirts and gifts af­ter you’ve found the perfect tome. Open daily. 1189 Eu­clid Ave. NE, 404.524.0304. www.charis­book­sand­more.com


This is one book that matches its color­ful cover. In­side this adorable in­de­pen­dent book­store, you’ll find vi­brant hues that re­flect the di­verse con­tent found within its books. En­joy a com­pre­hen­sive se­lec­tion of chil­dren’s and young adult lit­er­a­ture, po­etry and non­fic­tion. Lit­tle book lovers can en­joy sto­ry­time Tues­days at 11 am, Thurs­days at 7 pm and Sun­days at 3 pm. Open daily. 133A E. Court Square, 404.373.6300. www.lit­tleshopof­s­to­ries.com


This is the go-to for lo­cal fans of science fic­tion, fantasy and graphic nov­els. The jam-packed shelves of­fer every­thing from manga to Monty Python, in­clud­ing ac­tion fig­ures and lim­ited-edi­tion comic books. New ti­tles ar­rive weekly. Open daily. 2855 Pied­mont Road NE, 404.233.8682.


Fit­tingly, this beloved fam­i­ly­owned book­store opened its first locale out­side the Big Ap­ple in the Big Peach. The new Ponce City Mar­ket shop offers 2,300 square feet of books, toys, games and greet­ing cards. Open daily. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., 470.355.9041. www.pos­man­books.com

Rare Su­per­man comic books at Ox­ford Comics

Au­thor Gabriel Packard at A Cappella Books

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