Best of Delaware 2010
You told us your favorites. We have a few of our own. Herein, the great big list of winners.
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CRITICS, UPSTATE | Ninth Street Book Shop
104 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 652-3315
In an age of big-box booksellers who stock everything from Scrabble to espressos, Ninth Street Book Shop owners Jack and Gemma Buckley have kept their store alive since 1977. That’s saying a lot for a 6,000-square-foot store in downtown Wilmington. The owners have always supported local authors, and continue to offer travel guides and maps, more than 9,000 children’s titles and an African-American section. The Buckleys do some nice gift wrapping, too.
CRITICS, DOWNSTATE | Browseabout Books
133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2665
You couldn’t ask for a better name than Browseabout Books. Here, one can browse about without being stalked by sales types. After all, this shop is located in a resort. So relax. Besides its large book selection, the independently owned shop carries stationery, gifts and a surprising number of toys. Sip excellent espresso in its café.