So many great used bookstores have closed in recent years, including a wealth of places around the University of Minnesota. Thank goodness we still have Sixth Chamber Used Books, a sunny, well-stocked, pleasant shop on St. Paul's Grand Avenue. This isn't one of those dusty, rabbit-warreny places like, say, the old Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore. It's bright and cheerful, with nearly 70,000 books to choose from. (In person, or online.) Tip: If you're a teacher, ask staffers how they can help you stock your classroom.

Runner-up: Midway Book Store