A full bookshelf not only provides a conversation piece for guests but also lessens the odds they’ll pull out the tome that triggers the trapdoor to your shrine to Don Knotts. Build up book collections and safeguard secrets with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of New Books
Shopkeeps handpick the inventory of books, including titles such as The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ($26) and Why New Orleans Matters ($20.95).
Maple Street Book Shops
Since 1964, Maple Street Book Shops have fueled local imaginations with novels and nonfiction works by classic, contemporary, and local writers. Originally "five rooms of paperbacks," the store now has four locations, including two charming, side-by-side establishments on the shop’s titular residential street. Here, a purple and green cottage houses a collection of 9,000 used tomes, and next door, the pink house sells the sweet perfume wrung from glossy new paperbacks. In addition to browsing the crowded shelves and chatting with the knowledgeable staff of one-time teachers, writers, and printmakers, visitors can chat with authors at sociable events.