The best destinations in America for book lovers

Portland, OR: With the enormous (and enormously famous) Powell’s bookstore, countless cool coffeehouses, and the annual Wordstock book festival.

Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR: Powell’s City of Books is undeniably the big attraction here, with more than two million books.

Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR: Where to stay? Heathman Hotel, of course! The historic accommodation has its own library on the second floor with thousands of autographed books.

Boston, MA: Home to a number of universities, it makes sense that Boston leans towards the literary.

Brattle Book Store, Boston, MA: According to SmartAsset’s study, the city has more bookstores per resident than any other city examined in the study.

Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Boston, MA: Poetry lovers will want to make a stop at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop.

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA: The Boston Public Library in Copley Square is a historic landmark, founded in the 1850s.

Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA: The city also hosts the Boston Book Festival every year, which draws authors like Salman Rushdie and Joyce Carol Oates.

San Francisco, CA: The hilly West Coast city is ideal for book lovers who want to learn more about the Beat Generation.

City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA: Your first stop should be City Lights Books, the legendary bookstore and Beat publisher founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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