Stephen King Said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”We couldn’t agree more, and in the pristine and captivating state of Idaho, what better way is there to relax than spending a day browsing through page after page of written word? From fresh print to your favorite, well-loved editions, this selection of the best bookstores in the Gem State will draw you in and hold you close. Here are our favorites.
If you’re looking for a great little book store that will be a dear friend to your wallet, Bonners Books is the place to seek. With the best selection of used books in North Idaho, you’ll arrive itching for that newest addition to your library and leave with a whole stack of new-to-you reads.
Located in the heart of Sandpoint, Vanderford’s is sure to have what you’re looking for, and if they don’t, all you have to do is ask. They’ll order it in a jiffy. Packed with the newest best sellers and just about any office product you could need, this is Sandpoint’s premier stop for reading material. For those creative writers, check out their hand-made leather bound journals. They make the perfect companions!
Wine, coffee and books. Need we say more? This cozy favorite is home to a wide selection of reads as well as a charming café. The passion for reading runs deep here as does the love for the local North Idaho community. Check out their list of events. There’s always something going on in this nook!
Hidden away in beautiful St. Maries is this little gem, which houses plenty of books and gifts for any reader. You’ll have to pop in and check this one out for yourself, as they have a bit of everything, making them one of the more fun stops on your search for that perfect read or oddity! Check out their lovely yarn selection during your visit.
This little spot fits snugly into the bustle of downtown Moscow. Packed wall-to-wall with fresh reads and knick-knacks, this is the perfect book store to kick off a day of shopping or exploring the local college. This one is highly recommended after a hearty breakfast, as you won’t want to leave for some time!