Gold: Barnes & Noble

4300 North Freeway, (719) 542-0698

Book stores aren’t just rows of dusty old tomes anymore as you can tell by visiting this large northside retailer. Barnes & Noble has book signings, childrens’ storytime, toys and games, and of course all the latest bestsellers to keep you and your family informed and entertained. If all that perusing makes you thirsty, not to worry, there is also a Starbucks cafe inside the store.

Silver: Books Again

622 S. Union Ave., (719) 543-4688

Bronze: (tie) The Greatest Gift & Scripture Supply Store

505 N. Grand Ave., (719) 542-3672

Bronze: (tie) The Karmic Konnection

213 S. Union Ave., (719) 542-9887