Independent bookstores are a dying breed, and I have to admit it's just so easy to order on my Kindle or buy from Amazon, but they are so necessary for thoughtful discourse and in getting out the voices quelled by those who scream the loudest. I've always loved going to small bookstores for their recommendations, author readings, and meeting interesting people.
One great bookstore I recently came upon is called Women and Children First in Chicago. Their site is here.
If you don't know of or never been to an independent bookstore, put that on your list of things to do. It's important to always be doing and trying new things, and this is one thing that will definitely make you a better person.