City Paper Gives "Best Used Bookstore" Again, 2004!


"We tried. This year, we told ourselves that we don’t have to give the Best Of to Normals, so we dutifully visited all the city’s many fine used-book emporiums one Saturday afternoon. We sifted through stacks and shelves and tables full of hardcovers and magazines and paperbacks, probably inhaling enough mold and dust to kill a 4-year-old. While other shops may excel in specific genres or other categories, and several beat it on price, no one comes close to topping Normals’ excellently culled but wide-reaching selection of books (and records). And that’s why you’ll find us there just about every Saturday afternoon."--City paper, 2004

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