All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Park Road Books

Map4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
  • Recreation
  • Shopping


The shelves of this independent bookstore hold something for everyone and speak to the staff’s ability to spot emerging regional talent. It makes full use of its small footprint, curating a selection that satisfies fiction lovers, history buffs, cookbook collectors, and young readers alike. At a time when books are just as easily purchased online, the shop’s roster of visiting authors, special events, and reliable recommendations keeps it a worthwhile destination for bibliophiles of all ages.


Best Books- 2012, 2016 and 2017. Best Bookstore With Staying Power- 2013, Best Bookstore (Local)- 2013 and 2015, Best Indie Book Store - 2014, Best Place to Catch an Author Reading - 2015, Place to See an Author - 2017 Book Store - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2012
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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