5400 Butler St., Lawrenceville
Nine Stories is the type of bookstore that reminds you why you should never buy a book online. It’s cozy, the staff is friendly and the collection of new and used books is diverse, with an emphasis on fiction. They also hold occasional literary events and share an open floor plan with the coffee shop next door.
2nd: Kards Unlimited, Shadyside
3rd: Caliban Book Shop, Oakland