As you well know we at BookFinder.com are HUGE fans of secondhand books, they're cheap, green, and they often have cooler covers (if you are into the retro thing which admittedly I am). However today it's not the books that I am talking about, I am talking about places that have been converted into bookstores from other types of structures.
I saw a link this morning to the WebEcoist blog where they have put together a list of 10 cool old buildings that have been converted into bookstores. They have Theatres, a church, boats, trains, castles, and even a cigarette machine that have been re-purposed into bookstores.
All of these neat conversions made me think of a very cool bookstore we have in my home town of Victoria BC, Canada called Munro's Books (and yes it is connected to Alice Munro). The store is located in a beautiful 100 year old bank building and is my favourite bookstore, for new books, in the city because the staff are amazing and because it's just so elegant walking in the doors. If you ever find yourself in Victoria be sure to check out Munro's as it's a great converted bookstore. Of course if you want a store that sells secondhand books in Victoria Russell Books takes that title.