While bookstores seem to close up shop with alarming regularity these days, Northeast Ohio is blessed with a bevy of local stores servicing neighborhoods and the bountiful supplies stocked by Half Price Books. There really isn't anything like burning away a couple hours browsing the shelves for hidden treasures and the newest releases, and Half Price's extensive, frequently changing inventory has just the right tome for any bookworm, whether they're looking for a DIY gardening guide, a Dickens' classic or the latest novel from local stars like Dan Chaon or Alissa Nutting. Part of the draw is the adventure, and the other part is right there in the name: It's cheap, people! Grab a stack and get reading again.
Multiple locations, hpb.com.
Staff Pick: Visible Voice Books
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