Book Stores

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click to enlarge Endless shelves of books await at Auntie's Bookstore. - EMMA ROGERS
Emma Rogers
Endless shelves of books await at Auntie's Bookstore.

2nd Look Books This South Hill spot offers more than 70,000 gently used copies of classics, history, self-help and children's books, along with a selection of new books by local authors. Grab a coffee or tea from Forza next door and set up camp in the store's little reading room, complete with walls stocked with classics, comfy chairs and the warm glow of a chandelier.  2829 E. 29th Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 535-6464

Auntie's Bookstore Inlander readers voted Auntie's the best bookstore yet again in 2016, but not just because of its wide selection of books. The store also offers frequent visiting writers' events, autographed books, weekly book clubs, an enchanting children's section and a staff of avid readers to guide you to the perfect selection.  402 W. Main Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 838-0206

Booktraders This Garland District shop has been a buyer and seller of used books in Spokane for more than 50 years. The selection and prices are both splendid, with classics, modern books and a selection of local authors available.  907 W. Garland Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 326-7653

Browsers Uncommon Books Browsers is the place to look if you need a gift for that hard-to-shop-for bookish friend. You'll find beautifully bound copies of classics in mint condition, out-of-print items, and historical books about local areas.  2415 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-667-3964

Comic Book Shop The Comic Book Shop has two successful locations fully stocked with comic books, graphic novels and novelty items. It's also a haven for D&D and Magic enthusiasts, with plenty of gatherings and tournaments throughout the year.  3207 N. Division St., Spokane, Wash. • 326-7018 | NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St., Spokane, Wash. • 487-4175

Merlyn's  Merlyn's is constantly adding to its inventory of action figures, board games, graphic novels, trading cards and comic books, all while providing a convenient hangout spot for Spokane's geeks and gamers of all ages.  15 W. Main Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 624-0957

Read It Again Read It Again isn't just another used bookstore. They're picky, and that's why you'll find pristine copies of classic and modern tomes alike lining their walls. In early 2016, the shop relocated to a new spot just a few blocks from their previous location in downtown Moscow, but they promise the same cozy atmosphere as before.  610 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho • 208-874-2545

The Well-Read Moose The Well-Read Moose opened two years ago in the Village at Riverstone, and Coeur d'Alene readers and tourists rejoiced. The shop has a wine bar and café, surrounded by rows of quality books organized in handy categories, including a wall of regional and national bestsellers and a wonderful kids' section with comfy seats.  2048 N. Main St., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-215-2265

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