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Internet-Only Virtual Bookstores
Bookstores with Physical Storefronts
Other Directories

Internet-Only Virtual Bookstores

Provides an easily searchable on-line catalog containing about 3 million books, with commentary on many of them. On-line ordering. Offers an e-mail service that will notify you when books by specified authors are released. Visitors to the site can add comments about books in the catalog.
Accepts book orders on line, by phone, or by mail. Offers reviews and excerpts.
4 million titles in a searchable on-line catalog. On-line ordering. A good place for poetry lovers. An excellent "Poetry Exhibit" offers selections from available poetry books, with pictures and bios of the authors. Also listings of new poetry books published each month, listings of all past winners of important poetry prizes, and a poetry discussion forum. (Formerly called Book Stacks.)
A Collectors Bookstore
Specializes in collector's books.
The Internet Bookstore
Offers over 500,000 books. Searchable catalog.

Bookstores with Physical Storefronts

Barnes & Noble
On-line catalog of over 1 million titles from the superstore behemoth. Also book reviews and recommendations, discussion forums, and on-line chat events with noted authors.
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA.
The Booksmith
San Francisco. Searchable on-line catalog of more than 50,000 on-hand books, audio tapes, calendars, and CD-ROM's. Also autographed and limited-edition books. On-line ordering. You can even order a book to be signed by one of the visiting writers listed in the store's calendar of readings.
A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books
San Francisco; Cupertino, CA; Larkspur, CA.
Cody's Books
A Different Light Bookstore
Locations in New York, San Francisco, West Hollywood. Bills itself as "America's largest lesbian and gay bookseller." Searchable on-line catalog, on-line ordering, and chat forum.
Elliott Bay Book Company
Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA.
Hungry Mind Bookstore
Saint Paul, MN. Includes calendar of readings and The Hungry Mind Review, an on-line book review. On-line ordering of some books, such as those reviewed in HMR.
Kepler's Books
Menlo Park, CA. Calendar of readings. On-line ordering from catalog that contains capsule reviews of many of its books.
Powell's Books
Portland, OR. New, used, and rare books. Searchable on-line catalog, on-line ordering.
Talking Leaves Books
Buffalo, NY.
The Tattered Cover
That Bookstore in Blytheville
Blytheville, AR.
WordsWorth Books
Cambridge, MA. Searchable on-line catalog, on-line ordering. Calendar of author readings.

Other Directories

Run by the American Booksellers Association, this site offers a searchable database of several hundred bookstore Web sites. There are also many other book-related resources.
BookWire Index of Booksellers



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