Independent bookstores and even big national chains are a dying breed. But there is nothing like browsing through stacks of used books to find a rare gem you’ve been looking for or some random title that strikes your fancy. In a feature this week, BuzzFeed provides a list of some of the best independent books stores in the country. They’re divided up by regions. If you don’t see one from your area, there are plenty that you could visit during your travels. Check out 44 Great American Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit. Happy reading!