The swish of pages turning. The faint smell of paper and ink as you crack a cover open for the first time. The magic of books can take you anywhere, but a great bookstore can be a destination in and of itself. An appreciation of books, old and new, has been ingrained in my soul as a librarian’s daughter, but I know that I’m not the lone admirer of the written word in this Sunflower State. Kansas is home to some spectacular bookstores, but it’s also home to locations that many bibliophiles may have already explored in the pages of a book but not in real life.