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Visitors to this quiet book shop often rub shoulders with academia and local scholars. This high-minded, two-room shop is a haven for out-of-print titles and first editions, books on culture and the arts, notable modern fiction and literature, all offered at reasonable prices. Take some time to browse through the bargain assortment of paperbacks, too. If you do not see what you want, talk to the manager; the store is happy to special-order books, buy, sell or trade.
This corner record shop, with vinyl discs on sale, is reminiscent of yesteryear music stores. Stocking an impressive selection, this laid-back and fun local spot is also a great source for music news, band announcements and concert information. For the lover of fiction and animation, Criminal Records also has one of the best comics archives in the city.
A favorite among Emory University students and Druid Hills residents alike, Tall Tales Book Shop is one of the few local book stores left in town. These specialists carry the wide-release titles as well as smaller market books that would only be available through special order elsewhere. The staff is always willing to help but never pushy, making Tall Tales a very enjoyable book-buying experience.
Atlanta Vintage Books houses over 50,000 rare and used books spanning many different subjects and genres. The staff is friendly, helpful and much more knowledgeable than those at the big chain stores. Special orders are also happily accommodated, as hard-to-find and out-of-print editions are a specialty among these old pros. The literary energy in this traditional neighborhood shop will restore your faith in the corner bookstore. To find that perfect gift for the bibliophile, head to Atlanta Vintage Books.