Independent bookstores are few and far between. One worth visiting is Book Beat in Oak Park, Mich. They have the best children and photography books.
Their service is stellar, and you will not be disappointed by their recommendations. I just purchased the children’s book Where’s my Tushy? by Motowner Deborah Aronson. It seems that the bottoms or derrieres go on vacation, and it’s fun to see what happens when no has seat to sit down on.