The Gregarious Roadtripper
Maps:   (Separated into regions to facilitate handling the volume of information)
Note: In the maps below, I have generally concentrated on independent bookstores, and have not included chain big box
bookstores, Christian bookstores, comic bookstores or stores concentrating on the occult. By no means am I saying
those are not worth a road trip if your interest lies with those. Instead, I have let my own, general interest guide me
in creating my own maps.
Google Map of Bookstores in the Northeast   
Google Map of Bookstores in the Midwest   
Google Map of Bookstores in the South   
Google Map of Bookstores in the West     
Description:  If you like to read, a natural destination for a road trip is an independent bookstore. Both new or
used bookstores are fun to browse. Finding a new interest in the nonfiction section, a good read mystery or novel in
the fiction section or perhaps that long lost, out of print favorite in a used bookstore is the challenge.  Booksellers are
known to be well-read with wide ranging interests. And they generally are open minded and good for stimulating
conversation.  An afternoon in a good bookstore as one of my favorite activities.
Books about Bookstores and Books:  
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse... by Ronald E. Rice, ISBN 9781579129101  
The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell,  ISBN 9781472116666  
Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: by Bob Eckstein,  ISBN 9780553459272  
“A bookstore is one of the many pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.”
― Jerry Seinfeld
I would welcome comments, suggestions, additions, or corrections to this page (or any road trip page).  New info will
be credited on the page. E-mail me at
O'Gara & Wilson Ltd. Antiquarian Booksellers
Chesterton, IN