Best Bookstore

From the Best Bookstore edition

Half Price Books

Multiple locations

Web: halfpricebooks.com

A favorite of niche readers, discerning music collectors, magazine hoarders and broke grad students alike, Half Price Books made the final cut among Alive readers. Although hundreds of stores are located throughout the country, Half Price is technically an independent bookseller - with an inventory largely mirroring the tastes of surrounding neighborhood residents. German Village's Book Loft placed second in a close race, proving Columbus certainly isn't lacking for neighborhood bookstores.

Runners-up: German Village Book Loft, Wexner Center Store