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List of independent bookstores

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Independent bookstores are small bookselling businesses, usually with one or a small number of locations in a limited geographic area. They contrast with corporate or chain bookstores, operated by a larger company, often with many stores across a large area.



  • Foreign Language Bookshop, Melbourne
  • TLC Books, Brisbane
  • Canada

  • Aqua Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba (defunct)
  • Attic Books in London, Ontario
  • Bakka-Phoenix in Toronto, Ontario
  • Bison Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Book City in Toronto, Ontario
  • The Book Room in Halifax, Nova Scotia was, at the time of its 2008 closing, the oldest bookstore in Canada (defunct)
  • Camas Bookstore and Infoshop in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, Ontario
  • Highway Book Shop near Cobalt, Ontario (defunct)
  • Hyman's Book and Art Shoppe, an independent Jewish bookstore in Toronto, Ontario (defunct)
  • Insoumise bookstore, independent anarchist bookstore in Montreal
  • Librairie Raffin, small independently run chain located in Quebec and specializing in French language books
  • Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • McNally Robinson, small independently run chain of stores across Canada
  • Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba (defunct)
  • The Monkey's Paw in Toronto, Ontario
  • Munro's Books in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Spartacus Books in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • This Ain't the Rosedale Library in Toronto, Ontario (defunct)
  • Toronto Women's Bookstore in Toronto, Ontario (defunct)
  • The Word Bookstore in Montreal
  • France

  • José Corti in Paris
  • Shakespeare and Company in Paris
  • Germany

  • BuchGourmet in Cologne
  • Greenland

  • Atuagkat Bookstore in Nuuk
  • Singapore

  • BooksActually in Tiong Bahru
  • United Kingdom

  • An Ceathrú Póilí in Belfast
  • Barter Books in Alnwick Station, Northumberland
  • Blackwell's in Oxford
  • Compendium Books in London
  • Daunt Books in London
  • Foyles of London
  • Stanfords in London
  • References

    List of independent bookstores Wikipedia

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