TechWeb Says Best Places to Retire Have a Good Bookstore

Nov 28, 2007 (10:11 AM EST)

MADISON, Conn., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A town without a good bookstore is like a poet without a soul. At least that's what a lot of baby boomers are saying as they begin the search for the best place to retire. For them, the quality of the town's bookstore is a crucial selection criterion. If a community doesn't have a good bookstore, it won't even make the "to be considered" lists. has just published a feature, "Judging a Retirement Town by Its Bookstore." This article will help boomers find a place to retire that meets the requirement to have a vital bookstore -- one that has an interesting selection, caters to customers' needs, and has frequent readings and author events.

The most interesting aspect of this feature is the reviews by leading authors that showcase each bookstore and its town. Best selling authors Margaret Maron, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Nancy Pickard are just 3 of the authors that "review" these bookstores. More than 30 towns and bookstores from all over the country are highlighted, and readers are invited to suggest the ones they might have overlooked in the "Comments" section.

John Brady, editor at Topretirements, illustrated baby boomers' interest in bookstores with a post from one of the site's members, "Goldengrain": When it comes to retirement community selection..."I need bookstores, colleges, lectures, discussion, and a good active library."

Topretirements' free report on "Judging a Retirement Town by Its Bookstore" is available by pasting the following url into your browser: town-by-its-bookstore.html/


This website has independent reviews of the best retirement towns and communities in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. The complete list of reviews is available at . Besides photos and maps, the site offers a free weekly newsletter with inside information about the best retirement communities.

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Summary: Nine authors write about why they think bookstores make great retirement towns in this new feature at The article highlights over 30 bookstores that make for great retirement towns.

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