Why compile such a list? Because not all stores appear in the yellowpages, and just googling for 'em can be spotty. Know of others? Please comment. To keep this list from growing to all of Georgia, I'm trying to limit it to ones in the 404/770/678 area codes.
A Cappella Books 208 Haralson Ave. NE Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Vintage Books 3660 Clairmont Road, Chamblee, GA
The Book Worm 4451 Marietta St Powder Springs GA 30127
Book Exchange 2932 Canton Rd Marietta GA 30066
Bookmiser 3822 Roswell Rd Marietta GA 30062
Bookmiser 4651 Sandy Plains Rd Roswell GA 30075
Books For Less 2815 Buford Drive Buford, GA (Near Mall of Georgia)
Book Nook 3073 North Druid Hills Road, Decatur, GA
Book Nook 1547 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA
Book Nook II 4664 Lawrenceville Hwy NW, Lilburn, GA
Eagle Eye Book Shop 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA
Half Price Books 2615 N Decatur Rd. Decatur, GA
Half Price Books 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta GA 30068
Humpus Bumpus Books 703 Atlanta Road Cumming, GA
Once & Again Books 2421 Shallowford Marietta GA 30066
Read It Again Books 3630 Peachtree Parkway Suite 314 Suwanee GA 30024
2nd & Charles 815 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway Kennesaw Georgia 30909
Charis Books (Feminist bookstore) 1189 Euclid Ave NE Atlanta GA 30307
Little Shop of Stories (Children's bookstore) 133A East Court Square Decatur, Georgia 30030
Tall Tales Books 2105 Lavista Rd #108 Atlanta GA 30329
Comic Book Shops
Atlanta Classic Comics 3800 Wendell Drive Southwest Suite 203 Atlanta, GA 30336
Criminal Records 1154-A Euclid Ave NE Atlanta GA 30307
Dr. No's 3372 Canton Rd #104 Marietta GA 30066
Galactic Quest 4264 Sudderth Rd. Buford, GA 30518
Galactic Quest 116 East Crogan St Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Kapow Comics 655 Atlanta Hwy Cumming GA 30040
Odin's Comics 937 Killian Hill Rd SW Lilburn GA 30047
Oxford Comics 2855 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta GA 30305
Titan Games & Comics 2131 Pleasant Hill Rd Duluth GA 30096
So, there's these Futuro Houses, late 1960s/early 1970s, flying saucer-shaped houses (thefuturohouse.com, or Wikipedia). There's probably less than a hundred of them still intact, all around the world.
I visited two of them in Carlisle, Ohio. Private property, so I just took a picture from the end of their driveway.
These 2 linked together makes me think of the bit in Fredrick Pohl's novel Gateway where they connect 2 "Fives", that is, alien Heechee ships that can carry 5 people.
In downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, there's this toy robot store,
Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. http://onwardrobots.com/
but it's sort of a front for a non-profit writing lab for kids 6-18.
826 National has differently-themed stores in different cities.
* The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute
* Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. (Chicago)
* The Museum of Unnatural History Gift Shop (Washington DC)
* The Time Travel Mart (Los Angeles, two locations)
* Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. (Brooklyn NY)
* 826 Valencia Pirate Store (San Francisco)
* Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
I enjoy armchair space geocaching. Finding weird things people have found in NASA photos of Mars, and then trying to locate precise longitude/latitude for them in Google Earth (Mars).
It can be difficult because the tinfoil hat Mars buffs tend to rotate photos 180 or 90 degrees from Martian north without explanation, almost as if they don't want anyone duplicating their findings.
But anyway, there's this photo taken in 2008 by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter:
The Jet Propulsion Lab has these images as JPEGs, but they have much more detailed photos in .JP2 format, several hundred megabytes large.
It took me awhile to figure out how to view .JP2 files (Thanks, Steve and Jeff!). And the folks on the CosmoQuest forum.
IrfanView: http://www.irfanview.com/ Plugin for JP2: http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Ir
allowed me to zoom in on the .JP2 files.
There's a monolith on Mars (Yes, I know, it's a natural formation, but it's still cool)!
Posts on the web about it like this one:
I finally figured out it's in Google Earth (Mars) at roughly 7.233 S, 267.365 E. Or maybe just a little south of there.