Summer Book Lovers Tour: 66 Bookstores on Route 66

66 Bookstores on Route 66.

As soon as I saw this post by Abe Books, I knew it had to be part of some “Friday Fun” outing with my fellow book lovers. And what better time than this summer.

So, hop in the car with me as we hit the road, picking up Route 66 in Chicago – a GREAT bookstore city! – and make our way to Los Angeles! So much to visit and enjoy – let’s just take the rest of the summer off. 🙂

Enjoy the tour! Here’s Abe Book’s introduction and a few pictures to whet your biblio-appetite.

It’s arguably the most famous road in the world. Route 66 – just saying those words makes you want to hit the road. But did you know there are many wonderful used bookstores along the way from Chicago to Los Angeles? We have plotted the ultimate bibliophile’s road trip where you can visit 66 bricks and mortar used bookstores – who all sell on the AbeBooks marketplace – while driving from the shores of Lake Michigan to the beaches of Santa Monica. We are talking about two thousand miles and hundreds of thousands of books. It’s a booklover’s paradise – and worth the trip for that alone. Some folks travel for culinary adventures, some travel for landmarks and museums, but bibliophiles travel for the finest in literary offerings. It’s called Bookstore Tourism, and yes –there’s a book about it.

The bookstores we’ve featured vary in size, and range from quintessential neighborhood used bookstores to specialists dedicated to subjects like children’s books, history, mysteries, architecture, theology, alternative religions and cooking. Get your motor running, head out on the highway and discover some amazing used and rare bookshops in America’s heartland.

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