Best Bookstore (Used)
Magers & Quinn
Year after year, Magers & Quinn defies the long odds facing print media and continues to thrive in Uptown. The bookstore stays alive not just because of its bountiful selection — nearly a quarter of a million new and used books — but because it's a valuable part of the Uptown community and a one-of-a-kind, immersive resource for book lovers who can't satisfy their jones from Amazon alone. Besides the vast selection, the always helpful and knowledgeable staff, and an impressive collection of rare and collectible books, the store also conducts an amazingly vigorous program of readings and discussions by local and nationally known writers such as Tea Obreht (The Tiger's Wife), Greil Marcus (The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes), and Russell Banks (Lost Memory of Skin).