I’ve always loved reading and going to the old, independent bookstores. There was one in downtown St Pete that I’d go to on my bike or the bus. I wish I could remember the name, its probably gone now. I could spend a couple hours there easy!
I went to Powells in Portland OR, LOVED it! I went to one by Pikes Place in Seattle WA, LOVED it! All I have locally now is Hastings, its not the same experience at all. I try to go to 1/2 Price books on the way to/from Houston, its OK but still not as interesting as the others.