In a world where digital pages often overshadow their tangible counterparts, there’s still a steadfast love for the enchanting scent of a new book and the crisp sound of a turning page. Dive into the realm of printed wonders as we celebrate the Best of the Best in local book nooks, starting with this year’s Frederick favorite Curious Iguana (pictured above.)
A staple in downtown since 2013, it’s independent and locally owned. Sure, it’s packed with all kinds of cool finds, but you should also know they donate a portion of sales each month to nonprofits throughout the world, according to their website.
Fans of ‘universes’ and other fantastical stories will have to pick their jaws up off the floor when they enter Beyond Comics, a finalist this year that sells comics, graphic novels, figures and more. They carry many small-press publishers, as well.
At Wonder Books, also a Best of the Best finalist, you can sell as well as buy—books, video, DVDs and more.