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Best Old-School Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Books Again
Traditional used bookstores - the kind with a mix of recent hardcovers, classic fiction and obscure old tomes with gotta-have titles such as I Was a Soviet Worker - are going the way of the 8-track, thanks to the Internet. That's why BOOKS AGAIN is so refreshing. It carries Southern literature, mysteries,more...
Traditional used bookstores - the kind with a mix of recent hardcovers, classic fiction and obscure old tomes with gotta-have titles such as I Was a Soviet Worker - are going the way of the 8-track, thanks to the Internet. That's why BOOKS AGAIN is so refreshing. It carries Southern literature, mysteries, first editions, signed novels, children's books and so forth, ranging in age from last year to the late 19th century. And its downtown Decatur location is appropriate, given that our most progressive suburb has become a literary center with its own annual book festival, an antiquarian book fair and more than its share of independent bookstores. Books Again reminds us of why we like used bookstores in the first place: You never know what you'll find. less...

Best Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barnes & Noble

Best Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Borders
And other metro area locations.

Best Book Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Atlanta Stores)
2900 Peachtree Road 404-261-7747; and other locations www.barnesandnoble.com

Best Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Chapter 11 Books
The best thing about CHAPTER 11 BOOKSTORES is what they aren’t. Though often located in strip malls, they manage to avoid being big-box stores. With books ranging from the newest Harry Potter to your favorite Charles Dickens novel, they offer a smart, broad selection without being snooty, intellectualmore...

The best thing about CHAPTER 11 BOOKSTORES is what they aren’t. Though often located in strip malls, they manage to avoid being big-box stores. With books ranging from the newest Harry Potter to your favorite Charles Dickens novel, they offer a smart, broad selection without being snooty, intellectual havens. They aren’t trying to be cool with cappuccino bars and mood lighting, and yet they are cool in our book. Seriously — these people sell really cheap books. With four locations in Atlanta and 12 locations OTP, Chapter 11 has won us over with convenience, knowledgeable staff and books at an everyday discount of 11 percent.
6237 Roswell Road, 404-256-5518; and other locations. www.chapter11books.com.

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Best Book Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Best Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Borders

Best Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Borders

Best Bookstore to Cave in to Corporate Control BOA Award Winner

Borders Books Music & Cafe
Those big corporations are consuming the little guy at such hypersonic speed there'll soon be no independent stores left. But if you must favor chain stores over the mom-and-pop's, if you really need the latest "New York Times" best seller and an OutKast CD, BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC & CAFE is your best bet.more...
Those big corporations are consuming the little guy at such hypersonic speed there'll soon be no independent stores left. But if you must favor chain stores over the mom-and-pop's, if you really need the latest "New York Times" best seller and an OutKast CD, BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC & CAFE is your best bet. It seems there's something about abundance that makes people giddy (or maybe it's the quality caffeine served by perky barristas), because the store permeates with such a pleasant vibe you could contentedly browse for hours. And with its overarching displays of Harry Potter and diet books smack in the middle of the store, the folks at Borders won't give you a withering, book-snob stare while you peruse the vast selection of tombs recommended by Oprah. "3555 Gwinnett Place Drive, Duluth, 770-495-4043, and other locations. www.borders.com" less...

Best Books for the Broke BOA Award Winner

Beaver's Book Sale
Building a book collection beyond the stuff professors forced upon you is a necessity for any self-respecting adult. At BEAVER'S BOOK SALE, you can snatch up bargain books that not only will enlighten - they'll suggest an intellectual prowess above and beyond that of your friends and neighbors. The storemore...
Building a book collection beyond the stuff professors forced upon you is a necessity for any self-respecting adult. At BEAVER'S BOOK SALE, you can snatch up bargain books that not only will enlighten - they'll suggest an intellectual prowess above and beyond that of your friends and neighbors. The store has everything from highbrow literature to books you'll actually read without coercion. And the books are less than half of what they'd cost new. With inventory broken up by genre, such as "pop fiction" and "quality fiction," as well as region, it's easy to round out - or begin - your home library. Beaver's so well-organized you'll hardly believe it's a used book store. "696 Clebourne Terrace, 404-876-1068." less...

Best Place to Find Vice Magazine BOA Award Winner

Wish Atlanta
Have you been hunting high and low for that most unholy of unholy magazines? No luck? That's the trouble with free mags that rock. They're snatched up as fast as pills accidentally spilling out of your pocket onto the dance floor. Even at the clothing store WISH, the most reliable purveyor of "Vice"more...
Have you been hunting high and low for that most unholy of unholy magazines? No luck? That's the trouble with free mags that rock. They're snatched up as fast as pills accidentally spilling out of your pocket onto the dance floor. Even at the clothing store WISH, the most reliable purveyor of "Vice" magazine we could find, there's a slim chance you'll actually snag a copy. Word has it the shipment usually lasts less than a day on the rack. Well, what do you expect from a magazine with feature stories about bands that suck, machines that fuck, geriatric techno and guides for giving oral sex - separate ones for him and her, no less. It's enough to make you want to cough up $30 and subscribe to something you're technically not supposed to pay for. "447 Moreland Ave., 404-880-0402." less...

Best Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Barnes & Noble
We the "edgy" alternative weekly are supposed to rage in the face of all things corporate, skewering the establishment at every turn. That said, we'll risk being called a sellout and give props to BARNES & NOBLE for bringing something new to the city. It was a group of B&N community relations managersmore...
We the "edgy" alternative weekly are supposed to rage in the face of all things corporate, skewering the establishment at every turn. That said, we'll risk being called a sellout and give props to BARNES & NOBLE for bringing something new to the city. It was a group of B&N community relations managers who made this year's Atlanta Literary Festival possible. Barnes & Noble stayed on board as a major sponsor, even as festival organizers invited competing bookstores to take part in programming. So boo to the store's Borg-like presence, but hooray for boosting the city's literary profile. "2900 Peachtree Road, Suite 310, 404-261-7747; and other locations. www.barnesandnoble.com." less...

Best Book Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Borders

Best Book Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick, Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Borders
Border Book Music 650 Ponce de Leon Ave 404 607 7903 other location. What can we say Sure it chain but face it people Oxford ain't coming back Border has everything. You can get jacked up coffee from Cafe acute Espresso, read few hundred magazines, including German & French versions of Playboy. Get schooledmore...
Border Book Music 650 Ponce de Leon Ave 404 607 7903 other location. What can we say Sure it chain but face it people Oxford ain't coming back Border has everything. You can get jacked up coffee from Cafe acute Espresso, read few hundred magazines, including German & French versions of Playboy. Get schooled in a mini workshop. The new location at Ponce packs a walloping amount of stuff. less...
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