Don’t let the sunny yellow walls covered with illustrated book characters fool you. Yes, this Decatur gem is mostly a kids bookstore—and a good one, with a cozy play tent to page through the latest Fancy Nancy—but the shelves also contain a thoughtfully selected adult fiction section. In addition to thrice-weekly story hours and regular author visits, the shop hosts monthly book clubs, from groups devoted to graphic novels to the Not So YA club for adults who love John Green, too. 133 East Court Square, Decatur, littleshopofstories.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.