Best of Boston

2000 Best Bookstore, Used

Boston Book Annex

Like a portal to Narnia, a door below street level reveals an impossibly boundless collection of used books, neatly organized into hundreds of irresistible categories, including “espionage,” “nature writing,” and “UFOs.” Two cats doze near the front, and there’s quiet but the sound of the creaky wooden floors.

906 Beacon Street, Boston, 617-266-1090,