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Best Independent Bookstore

Atomic Books

1100 W. 36th St., (410) 662-4444, www.atomicbooks.com

Posted 9/19/2007

Atomic's shelves are a big reason our own shelves are so full of odd novels and bizarro nonfiction, our coffee table piled with art books, our toilet tank stocked with comics and zines (no offense, that's just where we read 'em). And in an age where the internet can help deliver almost anything right to your door, the rich, crammed-to-eyebrows browsing environment at Atomic Books (and it's art-and-design-book-oriented annex, Atomic Pop) invariably brings us in contact with other stuff we didn't know we wanted, and often sends us out the door with more than we came in for, or at least what we want next time already in mind.

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Other Awards for Best Independent Bookstore:

Atomic Books, 9/16/2009

The Ivy Bookshop, 9/17/2008

Atomic Books, 9/20/2006

Atomic Books, 9/21/2005

Atomic Books, 9/22/2004

Atomic Books, 9/17/2003

Adrian's Book Café, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Atomic Books:

Best Independent Bookstore, 9/16/2009

Best Independent Bookstore, 9/20/2006

Best Independent Bookstore, 9/21/2005

Best Independent Bookstore, 9/22/2004

Best Independent Bookstore, 9/17/2003

Best Comic Book Store, 9/18/2002

Best Bookstore, 9/19/2001

Best Place to Buy Magazines, 9/13/2000

Best Place to Frighten Your Parents, 9/15/1999

Best Place to Kill Time, 9/18/1996

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