8 Magical Bookstores That Every St. Louis Book Lover Should Visit


Few things are more magical than a book -- the stories between the pages can send you on far-off adventures, teach you mind-blowing facts, give you a glimpse of the world through the eyes of another, or take you to a universe that only exists within the realms of imagination. In a world overtaken by e-readers and tablets, these local bookstores keep that old-fashioned magic alive -- and every St. Louis bibliophile must visit them.

Editor's note: This slideshow has been updated since its original publication to display Afterwords Books' new address.

Photos by Harlan McCarthy