Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our independent bookstore category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Taylor Books opened in 1995 and is Charleston’s only independent bookstore. Housed downtown in a historic building rich in architectural character, the bookstore carries thousands of books in all genres, including an unsurpassed selection of regional works, and features an art gallery showcasing exhibits from local, regional, and national artists. The cafe serves baked goods like muffins, cookies, cakes, and scones, and you’ll always find a coffee special and an unparalleled selection of cards and gifts. 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, 304.342.1461, taylorbooks.com, @taybooks on Facebook
A New Chapter Bookstore
203 South Monroe Street, Alderson, 304.445.2851, @aldersonsstore on Facebook