November 5, 2012

SLIDESHOW: Bookstore secrets


Bookshops are magical places. Particularly ones with secrets.

This slideshow reveals a few of my favorites, while still keeping some of the mystery alive.

Some of these bookstores might let you stay and sleep overnight. One has a bookshelf that opens into a bed. Another has a wall of personal letters, notes, and photographs found in used books. Almost all of these bookstores have clandestine readings. And one of them exists in a secret location.


Claire Kelley is a the former Director of Library and Academic Marketing.