There's no better way to escape the world around you than by reading a book.

This writer has always enjoyed reading, especially over the last couple years.

Reading has countless perks that make it an excellent pastime. Not only does it distract you from life's woes by immersing you in other worlds and realities, but it's a great opportunity to put your phone down and reduce screen time. It's safe to say that most of us could benefit from using our electronic devices less, and reading's an optimal way to be entertained in a way that's less stimulating and more calming for your brain. Plus, depending on what you're reading, you can learn brand new facts, ideas, and skills. What's not to love?

So, if you find yourself in the mood to cozy up with a good book, it might be time to take a trip to the bookstore in search of your next read. But what store(s) should you go to?

Your local neighborhood Barnes & Noble is a perfectly acceptable choice, but what about the local bookstores that only exist in New England? Oh, and we also can't forget about the used bookstores throughout the area, cause the only thing better than books is cheap books.

Let's see what locally-based bookstores our readers recommended on Facebook. Happy reading, everyone. Oh, and P.S., if you're an avid reader, this writer highly recommends creating a Goodreads account. You can search for books, create virtual bookshelves, read and write reviews, and even add your friends to see what they're reading.

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