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10 incredible bookstores in unusual places

By: Melissa Breyer on June 12, 2014, 12:01 p.m.
Bart's Books

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Bart's Books

Visiting Bart’s Books in Ojai, California, is akin to going to your friend’s really cool 55-year-old house and hanging out in their really cool patio … along with more than 55,000 used books. Leave it to the Golden State to have an outdoor bookstore; and one that conducts sales by the “leave the money in the coinbox” honor system after hours, no less. Opened in 1964 by Gary Schlichter, the shop is a destination for people from all over California; open or closed, it makes no difference!