ShoppingCape Cod has countless used bookstores, but Parnassus Book Service (220 SR 6A) is among the region's best. Bibliophiles could easily spend hours exploring the warren of dimly lit passageways inside this three-story, 19th-century building, formerly a general store. While the selection of fiction and non-fiction titles isn't well-organized by any means, the aging “showroom,” with its creaky wood floors and an assortment of nature prints and yellowing documents hanging on the walls, exudes charm. Outside, an after-hours roadside bookstall keeps passing day-trippers honest—just slip your payment in the mail slot on the door.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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