124 E Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-585-5567
The best bookstore in Ann Arbor got a lot better in the last year, with its massive upgrade to its upstairs coffee shop (now one of the best in the area), which also hosts a far improved space to host readings and events. And they have books too, with a solid emphasis on smaller trade and indie publishers. Their magazine section boasts more literary journals and intriguing magazines from all over the world too. It's hard to think of a better gift certificate idea for any well-heeled and curious person, no matter their age.