975 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
While the Borders of the world hang on for dear life, this 29-year-old indie powerhouse keeps chugging along. Some 125,000 books, 30,000 CDs and DVDs, and more than 1,500 magazines and periodicals fill the 28,000-square-foot space, making it one of the largest independently owned bookstores in the country. It’s also home to one of the area’s best-kept culinary secrets, Cajun/Creole BYO the Magnolia Grill. A friendly, knowledgeable staff of voracious readers rounds out the experience.