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17 places to feed your inner sapiosexual

Let's get lost in the stacks with some moody media

Charis Magnum
Photo credit: Scott Chester

Whether it’s stacks of wax or nooks of books that get you hooked, there are plenty of places in Atlanta to peak your interests. And now that cuffing season is officially upon us, there’s no better substitute for a warm body than curling up with a good book. Of course, if you happen to have a significant other, a little mood music could go a long way. Forget Netflix-and-chill; turn off the boob tube and massage that intellect, fool.

Book Store

The long-lived indie shop boasts new/used offerings focusing on leftist politics, Beat writers, and art/music/underground lit. A Cappella hosts author signings and live music events. | more...

Book Store

A hidden gem in the city of Chamblee, this location offers books not available anywhere else, with some titles dating as far back as 100 years. Items are also available online. | more...

Stores

A mecca for club DJs and casual beat-diggers alike, Beatlab stocks tables, cartridges, mats, mixers, and the newest 12-inches. | more...

Book Store

Atlanta's long-running lesbian/feminist/mystic bookstore also stocks CDs, gifts and jewelry, and hosts frequent in-store events. | more...

Music Store

Criminal Records offers comic books, underground magazines, and acres of new and used CDs and vinyl. Its in-store concerts are legendary. | more...

Music Store

The hyper-informed staff stocks only the best in new and old releases. Stock up on vinyl, music books, and more. | more...

Music Store

This old-school used-record store stocks tens of thousands of discs, both vinyl and digital, from post-punk to classic jazz and R&B to the city's largest selection of classical, as well as posters, stickers, and old porn mags. | more...

Book Store

An independent bookstore with items for both children and adults and lots of events, including storytimes, readings, and author signings. | more...

Music Store

This tiny CD shop stocks neo-soul, acid jazz, Afro-Cuban, house, and rare grooves. | more...

Book Store

Offering "books and gifts celebrating the human experience" for more than 20 years, Phoenix and Dragon offers your one-stop shop for crystals, chimes, oracles, and other media. | more...

Music Store

Records Galore is an old-school record store that carries a lot of used country and hip-hop vinyl with plenty of classic gems as well. Look for anything from Wu-Tang to the Replacements to Johnny Cash, all priced to sell. There are lots of 45s, CDs and some DVDs as well. Take cash or checks with you... | more...

Cultural Center

Founded in 1975 by members of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church from Detroit, the shrine's services combine elements of the Roman Catholic Church with African traditions. Today, the bookstore is the neighborhood's best bet for finding books devoted to African-American art and culture. | more...

Music Store

This boutique record store opened in spring 2014 and specializes in new and used vinyl, CDs, and tapes. | more...

Book Store

We have been serving the city for over 30 years! Mike, Katie, Jay, and Leo have over 40 years of combined experience in the industry. With a brand new location and enthusiastic staff, Smyrna’s comic and games future has never looked so good! | more...

Stores

This bookish — the shelves are literally lined with both books and eyeglasses — store is the label's first free-standing one in the Southeast. Known for quality, stylish design that's incredibly affordable, with a giving-back backstory that makes you feel even better about wearin... | more...

Music Store

An old-school record shop with the old vinyl to prove it, Wax 'N' Facts is crammed with both new and used CDs, as well as an occasionally crusty but knowledgeable staff. | more...

Music Store

Long-running record and CD shop with solid selection of indie rock, folk and early country is a smaller sibling of the Athens landmark. | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.



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