2010

10 Best Cities for Book Lovers

Culture


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San Jose, CA

Looking for young adult and children's books? Hicklebee's is a great store.

PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord

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

 

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