With the advent of iPads, Kindles, and any number of e-books being sold at super-cheap, super-plentiful online superstores, the demise of those offbeat bookstores that were just around the corner has been a depressing prospect for book lovers preferring to peruse shelves stacked with hard- and soft-cover alternatives.
But there are still old-school opportunities for those people that like to be schooled the old-fashioned way.
Know Knew Books, a used bookstore that has that unique scent of aging books (and which actually encourages you to sit down and relax on their plush, lovingly worn chairs as you read) gives you a rare opportunity to buy such difficult-to-find items as a circa. 1900, 12-volume set of the works of Charles Dickens or hunt down something unusual in a $1-per-book bargain cart.
In addition, this establishment is a perfect way to support your local economy and help ensure that people will still have the kind of affordable offline option that has become an endangered species.