One of the jewels of Coventry Road, Mac’s Backs is your classic used bookstore. Inside, you’ll find a balcony devoted to science fiction, a basement bursting with peculiar nonfiction, tons of new and interesting literary journals, and a staff as cordial and erudite as you’d hope. This dusty enclave hosts readings with regional visiting authors and always has new and wonderful titles to browse. Though it’s been housed in three locations on Coventry, it’s been at its current digs, next to Tommy’s, since 1993. And, with any luck, it’ll be there for many generations to come.
1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-321-2665, macsbacks.com.