Whether you love the cluttered, indie character of a Shop Around The Corner-style bookstore, or you’re a bookworm who simply can’t resist the sleek and modern vibes of a place like Fox Books (you’re following these You’ve Got Mail references, yes?) there are some totally beautiful bookstores in the United States that you’ve just got to check out. Some stick with the tried-and-true classic — think vintage love seats, stacks of giant pillows, resident bookstore cat — while others have turned book selling into art installations via creative shelving and gravity-defying stacks. Still more have made beautiful use of unusual spaces — an old glove factory, a re-purposed milking house and barn. There are even not one, but two outdoor bookstores on this list, that you’ll just have to see to believe.
In my book-loving mind, the only thing better than buying books, is buying books that have been housed in a beautiful space; clearly by folks who love books as much as I do. From California to New York, there is something for every book lover on this list. Take a look at 12 of the most beautiful bookstores in the United States — shops that should definitely make every book lover’s bucket list.