Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop. This is a fun collection of essays written by an eclectic mix of authors. The collection is edited by Ronald Rice. An illustration of each featured bookstore done by Leif Parsons is included and they are simply elegant. Eighty - four bookstores are featured; at the end of the book they are listed by location. These are all independent booksellers in the United States and I want to plan my next vacation around at least half of them!