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Spokane, WA

Population: 210,695

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If your idea of an ideal bookstore involves squishy chairs and a warm, cozy atmosphere, then Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, WA is for you. It has proclaimed itself Spokane's Literary Landmark, and we think it just might be right. But if your idea's lean more towards the modern store, the comic book shop or the used bookstore, the city's got plenty of each of those to go around. There are more than 20 bookstores in Spokane and surrounding areas.

Where to go: Auntie's Bookstore

Authors who lived here: Sherman Alexie, David Eddings, Kenn Nesbitt

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