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The 3 best bookstores in St. Louis

The 3 best bookstores in St. Louis
Dunaway Books | Photo: Sara U./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 30, 2020.

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Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bookstores in St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for a bookstore.

St. Louis-area shoppers usually spend more in May at retail and wholesale businesses than most other months of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a small business CRM software provider. Daily spending at St. Louis-area retail and wholesale businesses rose to $223,088 for the metro area in May of last year, second only to August, with an average of $223,989, and 13% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Left Bank Books

Photo: Nikki R./Yelp

First on the list is Left Bank Books. Located at 399 N. Euclid Ave. in Central West End, it's the highest-rated bookstore in St. Louis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews on Yelp.

2. St. Louis Art Supply

Photo: Philip H./Yelp

Next up, also in Central West End, is St. Louis Art Supply, situated at 4532 Olive St. With five stars out of 16 reviews on Yelp, this art supply and book shop has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Dunaway Books

Photo: Sara U./Yelp

Then there's Dunaway Books, located at 3111 S. Grand Blvd. in Tower Grove South. Yelpers give this bookstore, specializing in rare and used books, 4.5 stars out of 40 reviews.


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