10 Best Cities for Book Lovers
San Jose, CA
PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCordPrev Next
Hooked on Twilight, The Hunger Games or the ever-popular Harry Potter? Look for your next Young Adult (YA) fix at the impressive Hicklebee's Children's Bookstore. This is THE bookstore for all things kids and young adult, featuring a whimsical atmosphere, a rotation of child-centered events and a loyal fan following. Yelp.com lists over 90 bookstores in the San Jose area, some of which appear a little questionable, but the large number of legitimate bookstores make it a book lovers paradise.
Where to go: Hicklebee's Children's Bookstore
Authors who lived here: Kay Ryan, former Poet Laureate of the U.S., and award-winning author Jim Vitti