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This was a little hard to do because I know of two local bookstores (one in my collegetown and one in my hometown) that I picture when I think of the perfect bookstore. The first one stocks both used and new books and it consists of two rooms: the first containing all adult books and the second containing mostly young adult and children's books.
The second store stocks all used books and is like a maze of bookshelves. It's beautiful and I feel like I could get lost in there forever. Above the regular books, they stock older volumes that have that beautiful, ancient look of an early edition.
It would be two small stories with both used and new books. The first story would stock adult fiction and the second children's books and young adult. A spiral staircase would lead upstairs. On the wall with the best view, there would be large windows surrounded by chairs and tables.
The books would be organized by genre and then author's last name. Young adult wouldn't be divided into subgenres because it drives me insane when it is and then I'm not sure which subgenre a book falls under. We would only stock entire series, not just the later books (another of my pet peeves).
The entire place would be filled with the beautiful crisp smell of books. And maybe the slight smell of coffee from the Starbucks next door.