BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE

multiple locations, barnesandnoble.com

While central Ohio is home to some great independently owned and operated book stores, it's hard to deny that Barnes & Noble sets the pace for book-buying bargains. And even B&N started as an indie - in 1886.

RUNNERS-UP: Half-Price Books, The Book Loft of German Village

HONORABLE MENTION: Cover to Cover, Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store