During your next layover in Milwaukee, Wisconsin be sure to spend time browsing used books in the Renaissance Book Shop.

I don’t get nearly enough time to read these days. I used to fly through novels week after week, now I’m lucky if I get through six in a year. And one of the only reasons I get through that many is because I fly frequently. Whether I’m flying for work or for personal reasons, I try hard to avoid staring at a screen that isn’t a Kindle. And while a Kindle will do in a pinch, I still prefer a good, bound book; which is why I’m a huge fan of the Renaissance Book Shop in Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

Airport Attractions Browse Used Books in Milwaukee's Renaissance Book Shop

This super-popular anomaly allows travelers to step back from technology and enter a word of escape and knowledge without ever worrying about your screen-time stats or brightness level. Operating in the airport since 1979, the Renaissance Book Shop is open to all and specializes in both used books and rare books. It’s also a sensational way to waste time during a layover. The book store is so popular that occasionally nearby residents will drive to the airport just to visit the shop.

Airport Attractions Browse Used Books in Milwaukee's Renaissance Book Shop

Renaissance Book Shop hearkens back to a time when most book stores were quaint and filled with piles of books everywhere. Now book stores are a rarity and even a Barnes and Noble is getting harder to find. This used book store is definitely worthy of a visit and book-lovers will want to schedule a nice, long layover at MKE with enough time to browse through all the book store has to offer.

Airport Attractions Browse Used Books in Milwaukee's Renaissance Book Shop

Find out more on the book shop’s Facebook page.