If you’re ever in Pasadena, CA, please check out a fabulous bookstore by the name Vroman’s. It’s a landmark , right on Colorado Blvd. Best part (other than the incredible selection of books and bookish items) is that it’s an independent shop. Two floors of almost every book you can imagine, along with knick-knacks (e.g. bookmarks, t-shirts, mugs). If you are a book nerd like me and have no problem killing 2+ hours in a Hogwarts for book dragons, hit this shop now.
Make sure you bring money (You cannot escape walking empty-headed) and comfortable shoes.