It's official! We are now living in a world where you can download a book to your favorite electronic device (we're digging our iPad) in as little as 60 seconds.

As fans and printers of books, we are certain that even though a lot of people will read their favorite novels digitally, it will never replace the joy and calming feeling one has while killing a few hours in brick & mortar bookstore perusing the shelves and experiencing the smell, texture and life of a book.

The site SpotCoolStuff has found six of the world's coolest bookstores.

If you can only travel to the above bookstores in your mind, don't forget about those in our very own backyard.