So I'm asking you--yes, you--for suggestions. I have a few ideas of stores I've always wanted to visit (and I haven't contacted them yet, so I'm not mentioning any names), but maybe I don't know about all the best ones around the country (international travel is absolutely outside the budgetary limits).
Tell me--what are the great mystery bookstores in your area? Have you been to any memorable author events there? What stores an I not thinking of that I should be? You can list suggestions below or get in touch at ejcopperman [at] gmail [dot] com.