10 of America's best bookstores

Here are 10 of the bookstores honored by writers in the new book 'My Bookstore.'

9. McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, Mich.

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"State of Wonder" author Ann Patchett chooses McLean & Eakin as her No. 1 bookstore. She remembers being sent to Petoskey, a coastal resort town, for the first time on a book tour and being less than enthused about going to the off-the-beaten-path town. But she soon changed her mind. "The world was leafy and dappled, quiet and cool," Patchett writes of Petoskey. "I started to wonder how I could spend the rest of my life in Petoskey.... I walked into the bookstore of this dreamy little town and at that moment all the other bookstores I'd known in my life fell away.... The disposition of the store was one of warmth and comfortable intelligence. It was the favorite sweater of bookstores. The books at McLean & Eakin were arranged to beckon, and there were plenty of big chairs to fall into once you heeded their call."

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