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What's the Best Bookstore in Evanston?

That's this week's question in our weekly Readers' Choice series.

Evanston is an ideal city for avid readers.

In the Amazon era, there are still an abundance of new and used book stores in town where you can pick up your next great read.

We want to hear about your favorite shops. Please vote in the poll below, and better yet, click through on the store's name so you can leave a review in Evanston Patch's extensive business directory. That way, the next time your neighbors are looking for advice on where to shop, they'll be able to read your recommendations.

Here are this week's contenders:

915 Foster St.
828 Davis St.
1630 Sherman Ave.
716 Clark St.
1043 Chicago Ave. 703 Washington St.
2121 Sheridan Rd.
606 Davis St.
2000 Maple Ave.
700 Church St.
1235 Chicago

(We know we left out the ever popular Bookman's Alley because . The nostalgia vote might have tipped the scales too much.)

The poll will close at 9 a.m. on Friday and we'll announce the winner that afternoon. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews in the business directory. Please vote only once per survey.

Check back next week when we ask you to vote on the best place in town to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Michael Kormanik March 05, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I'm still voting for Bookman's Alley: Nostalgia aside, it's the best bookstore in Evanston and I will miss it tremendously when it closes.
Tom Kepler March 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Squeezebox Books and Music on Chicago just south of Dempster (where Possibilities used to be) is a great newcomer to the Evanston book scene.
Christine Kenny March 05, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Squeezebox Books & Music is my favorite! I was very surprised it has been left off this list. A boutique style bookstore, with a an eclectic -- and often quirky collection of items -- it is well worth a visit. Please consider recreating this survey to include Squeezebox. Books & Music, 235 Chicago Ave. (between Hamilton St & Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 943-9309 www.squeezeboxbooks.com
Emily Stone (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I just added Squeezbox. Thanks for the suggestion everyone. Vote away!
James Montes March 05, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Squeezebox! If you haven't been to this treasure trove, check it out. For book, music and movie lovers alike.
Marci March 05, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I am going to have to visit Squeezebox books!
Jersey Girl March 07, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Can we not convince an independent bookstore like the Bookstall, Barbara's, etc. to open in Evanston? It is crazy there isn't one here. But then again there isn't even one downtown I guess! Squeezebox is awesome but not a real bookstore. Sigh.
Liz March 07, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I think Market Fresh Books is the bees knees.
Emily Stone (Editor) March 07, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Thanks for all the excellent comments, everyone. I just added a link to Squeezebox's new directory listing (http://patch.com/L-sDL5) so you can now click through to leave a review for them -- or whichever your favorite is on the list.
arlene eskilson March 08, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Great bookstore run by friendly knowledgable people!
John Brinkmann March 08, 2012 at 05:57 AM
I'm with you Micheal---Bookman's is a huge loss---another nail in the downtown Evanston coffin
Emily Stone (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Which one, Arlene? I want to make sure your vote is counted.
Sarah Moyer March 08, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Love Market Fresh. It's almost like going to the library, only I can keep the books as long as I want. I always find something interesting and get credit for books I bring in. So green! Recycled books are the best.
Sabine Russo March 08, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Market Fresh books! A great place. I agree recycled books are the best!!
John E. Montes March 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM
John Montes The Chicago Rare Book Center is the real hidden treasure in Evanston. A wonderful selection of truly interesting books in all categories. Mostly, not at rare book prices.
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