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Timothy Phillips
The Well-Read Moose in Coeur d'Alene.

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

Auntie's Bookstore Housed in the historic Liberty Building in downtown Spokane, this towering, two-story local bookstore is as integrally Spokane as anything could be. Were there a category, it might also be up for the award for Spokane's best-smelling store — thousands upon thousands of books, new and old, make Auntie's a book hunter's oasis and give it that wonderful aroma. 402 W. Main Ave. • 838-0206 •

The Book Parlor The Book Parlor is a great place to find new and used books, fair-trade gifts and a strong sense of community. The nonprofit Lutheran shop offers classics, new releases, textbooks and an expansive collection of Christian literature that customers are invited to browse while sipping a cup of coffee. 1425 W. Broadway Ave. • 328-6527

Booktraders Booktraders has been trading and selling used books for more than 50 years. Stop by this eclectic Garland shop and you'll find one of the largest collections in Spokane, and, we'd argue, some of the best prices. We're talking about books under $1. 907 W. Garland Ave. • 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 books, and historical books about local areas. 2415 N. Government Way, Suite #2 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. From anime to superheroes to zombies, they've got it. It's also a haven for D&D and Magic enthusiasts, with plenty of gatherings and tournaments throughout the year. 3207 N. Division St. • 326-7018 • | NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St., 2nd Floor • 487-4175

Kaufer Co. Need a First Communion gift or an heirloom Bible? Kaufer's is Spokane's predominant Christian bookstore, carrying a wide variety of Bibles, prayer books, videos, rosaries and crucifixes. 907 W. Boone Ave. • 326-7070 •

Merlyn's  Merlyn's just celebrated 35 years of bringing action figures, board games, trading cards and a convenient hangout spot to Spokane's geeks and gamers of all ages. The walls are covered in shelves of graphic novels and comic books ranging from the latest releases to vintage finds. 15 W. Main Ave. • 624-0957 •

Read It Again Read It Again is where book lovers gather in Moscow, and where avid readers from far-flung locations come to shop for used but pristine books of all genres. They guarantee that if you love books, you'll find what you're looking for in their shop. 131 E. Second St. Moscow, Idaho • 208-874-2545 •

The Well-Read Moose Riverstone's Well-Read Moose is a friendly little independent bookstore. An engaging children's section, furnished with rocking chairs, begs you to browse with your children. A carefully curated book selection, a wine and coffee bar, and cozy leather seats are equally enticing for adult book lovers. 2048 N. Main St. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-215-2265 •

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