Contrary to popular belief, Amazon has not officially conquered the world. At least, not yet.
No, despite its best efforts to drive a Kindle through the heart of the printed page, there are still indie bookstores across the country that are putting up the good fight, weathering the onslaught of $0.01 books (and free shipping?) with scores of titles, author readings, and beer bars at which to sit and feverishly scribble in your idea journal.
But which ones are worth visiting, even if it means taking a plane to get there? From the biggest and most historic, to the ones with staff dogs that like to blog (okay, there's only one of those), here are 10 of the top bookstores in the United States.