Best of Boston

1996 Best Bookstore, Art

Borders Books and Music

A combination bookstore, music store, and cafe, Borders Books and Music has a huge selection of art books, ranging from classics like Picasso, Homer and O’Keeffe to Pop Art and Andy Warhol. Borders also offers sketchbooks, how-to books on drawing, painting, and photography, and a wide selection on subjects such as art history, architecture, graphic design, and printmaking. Best of all—comfy chairs for readers to sit in as they pore over the glossy pages.

Corner of School and Washington streets, Boston, 617-557-7188,