Best Bookstore (new books)

Shakespeare & Co.

Garth Whitson’s bookstore has a romantic air to it, like a pre-internet, pre-box store time machine straight out of Audrey Hepburn’s Funny Girl. Despite last year’s expansion into the adjacent storefront, Shakespeare & Co. continues to be a cozy hideaway for book lovers. The tables of stacked books can either make your heart sing or make you panic—so many incredible books, so little time! And if you are a book addict, this independent bookstore might as well be pure heroin. Whitson has his finger on the pulse of the most cherished new reads—national, regional and local. He also handpicks underground gems, some of which you’d never find without him, even with the whole internet at your fingertips. Shakespeare & Co: 103 S 3rd St W • 549-9010 •

Finalists, Best Bookstore (New)

2. The Book Exchange • 2335 Brooks St • 728-6342 •

3. Fact & Fiction • 220 N Higgins Ave • 721-2881; 5 Campus Dr • 243-1234 •

Best Bookstore (New): Shakespeare & Co. - PHOTO BY AMY DONOVAN
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