North Country Books -- Burlington, Vermont
The surplus of students (and the "studious") in a college town (usually) makes for great used bookstores and North Country Books is the crown jewel of used bookstores on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace (see my review of the "Crow Bookshop" for other options). A great space stacked to the ceiling with books from classics to cookbooks, sci-fi to self-help, and everything in between. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and very, very low-key, no high-pressure salespeople here. Prices are very reasonable and the selection especially for a used bookstore is impeccable. Oftentimes you can find hardcover books in good condition that were on the bestseller lists less than two months ago. Unlike most used bookstores that carry a lot of remaindered titles, North Country has a great selection of a popular and cult author's catalogs, again probably thanks the clientèle who buy and sell their used books at North Country, yours included. Prints, vintage posters, greeting cards, and antique maps are also for sale. Browse around the "borders" of Church Street, but buy down at "North Country."