#6. Ann Arbor MI
Book: “Number One Chinese Restaurant” by Lillian Li
Set in a family-owned Peking duck restaurant in Maryland, this novel follows the lives of some of the family members and staff. The book explores different characters and relationships from multiple perspectives.
Li’s Place Recommendation: Ann Arbor, Michigan
“I have the perfect place in mind — Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI, in their coffeeshop on the second floor, Literati Coffee. Literati is a gorgeous, airy bookstore with an impressively curated selection of books. Staff reviews can help you choose your next perfect read, and the coffeeshop gets just the right amount of sun for reading. I’m a little biased because I’m a part-time bookseller at the store, but even before I was hired, I loved coming to Literati to find a book and take it upstairs.”