Bookstore Near Me
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Fredrick Douglas
A bookstore is like a wondrous adventure where you have the chance to enter a million different worlds and explore adventures, learn new things and expand yourself. They are truly great places to just discover.
Below, you will find the Bookstore Near Me Map. In the map, it will show you all of the bookstores in your area. Just click on a location and it will give you the business name, address and phone number. You will also be able to find reviews from past customers and a link to the company website. After you are done checking out the map, keep reading to learn about some of the larger book store chains and the most popular selling book of all time.
Bookstore Near Me – Find it on the Map
Bookstore Near Me – Bookstore Trivia
There are thousands of book stores in the United States. Many are small independent stores, but some larger chains have risen to greatness and spread across the country. Here are two of the largest ones that you may have seen around. You may want to check them out if you find one while searching Bookstore Near Me.
Half Price Books
Half Price Books is a large book store chain with over 120 locations around the country. As the name suggests, the chain focuses on discounted book, more precisely used books. You will find both new and used books, movies, music and collectable items at their various locations. The company has been in operation since 1972 and has shown a lot of growth over the years. In addition to having economic success, the company also has several other things it works for. It does its best to donate to several charities, like the Boys and Girls Club. It also has the Million Book Project, where they tried to donate a million books in 2015, and donated over 1.6 million, they continue to work with non-profits and schools to arrange donations for groups that need them. They offer a 10% educator discount for teachers. Finally, Half Price Books works hard to help the environment through a strong recycling program, reusing and reselling items that can still be used and celebrating Earth Day every year.
Barnes & Noble
If you have been to large book companies, Barnes & Noble is likely one of them. This is the largest book store chain in the United States with over 600 locations in all 50 states. This huge corporation is actually a Fortune 500 company and has several unique advantages over other companies. First, it normally has an in house café, partnered with Starbucks, to allow people to relax and have a snack or coffee after they are done buying their books. Secondly, you the company also has its own publishing house. This allows it to re-print items that fall into common domain and not have to pay the copywrite costs. They also will try to purchase the publishing rights for some English language or United States rights to print and publish. This has helped them bring in a large amount of extra revenue. Finally, they have their own proprietary e-book reader, the Nook, which allowed them to compete with the Amazon Kindle. Overall, their size has allowed them to adapt and continue to thrive while other book stores have had difficulty with the new digital age of books.
Bookstore Near Me – Bookstore Facts
Most Popular Books of All Time
Do you pay close attention to the New York Times Best Seller List? Well, those books come and go, but some books have made a huge impact on the world. Here are the 10 best sellers of all time.
10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
This fantasy adventure about a group of children that end up in a magical world and end up joining the fight to help save the world is a timeless story that has recently been adapted to the movies. With over 85 million copies sold, it hold a strong standing in the top 10 list.
9. She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard
This classic story tells the story of an Englishman who travels to Africa in search of his birthright and finds an African queen who is worshipped by all and more powerful than any other. It is an adventure into a lost world with shipwreck, discovery and mystery.
8. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
This is the story of a hobbit named Bilbo who is recruited to help a group of dwarves reclaim their home from a dragon. With epic adventure and a nice easy writing style, it is a wonderful introduction to the high fantasy genre.
7. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
This book also goes under the name: The Story of the Stone. It follows the rise and fall of a prestigious Chinese family through the traditional lifestyle before heavy European contact started in the country. It is a great introduction to the country’s old traditions.
6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
This is a classic mystery where you have 10 strangers brought to an island and in the night one of them ends up dead… but who is the killer? A wonderful suspenseful book, that has been adapted to the screen a few times.
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
This book that started the Harry Potter craze tells the story of the young Harry Potter who learns that he is a wizard and is introduced to the wizarding world and the person who killed his parents when he was a baby.
4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This cute little story is full of poetry, wisdom and philosophy. It is written like a fairy tale but is generally considered much deeper and harder to pin down as to an actual genre. It follows the story of a man who crashes and finds himself in a desert and a young prince is in front of him.
3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Considered the masterpiece of J.R.R. Tolkien the 3 volumes covers the war adventures of a group trying to stop a dark wizard from taking over Middle Earth, with epic battles, magic and soft hearted courage and friendship that are needed to save the day.
2. A Tale of 2 Cities by Charles Dickens
This amazing classic is set during the French Revolution and involves intrigue, courage and even a prison break. If you have not read this book, just be sure to quickly find the nearest bookstore with Bookstore Near Me and go get yourself a copy. You will not be disappointed.
1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
This misadventures of a man have never been so well displayed than in Don Quixote. This funny and sad book is a joy to read and it is likely why it has sold over 500 million copies. It is a joy to read and should be on everyones list. So, once you are done with A Tale of 2 Cities, if you haven’t read this book yet, start it right after.