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List of independent bookstores in the United States

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This is a list of independent bookstores in the United States, both current and defunct, which have had physical ("brick-and-mortar") locations. Stores which have gone out of business are denoted with a dagger (†).



  • Bookmans in Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix and Flagstaff
  • California

  • Acres of Books† in Long Beach
  • Amicus Books in Marysville
  • Bart's Books in Ojai
  • The Book Shop in Hayward
  • Book Soup in West Hollywood
  • Booksmith in San Francisco
  • Borderlands Books in San Francisco
  • City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco
  • Cody's Books† in Berkeley
  • Computer Literacy Bookshops† in Sunnyvale
  • daliel's† in Berkeley
  • A Different Light† in Silver Lake (Los Angeles) and The Castro (San Francisco)
  • Dutton's Books† in Valley Village (Los Angeles) and Burbank
  • Fahrenheit 451 Books in Laguna Beach
  • Gourmet Guides† in San Francisco
  • Green Apple Books & Music in Richmond District (San Francisco)
  • John Cole's Book Shop† in La Jolla (San Diego)
  • Kepler's Books in Menlo Park
  • The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles
  • Lobal Orning† in Topanga
  • Midnight Special Bookstore† in Santa Monica
  • Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego and Redondo Beach
  • The Other Change of Hobbit in Berkeley
  • Printers Inc. Bookstore† in Palo Alto
  • Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural in Sylmar (Los Angeles)
  • Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena
  • Colorado

  • Tattered Cover in Denver
  • Connecticut

  • R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison
  • District of Columbia

  • Brian MacKenzie Infoshop† in Washington
  • Kramerbooks & Afterwords in Washington
  • Lambda Rising† in Washington
  • Politics and Prose in Washington
  • Teaching for Change Bookstore in Washington
  • Washington Bookshop† in Washington
  • World Bank Infoshop in Washington
  • Florida

  • Haslam's Bookstore in St. Petersburg
  • Open Books & Records† in Miami Beach
  • Illinois

  • Kroch's and Brentano's† in Chicago
  • New World Resource Center† in Chicago
  • Prairie Avenue Bookshop† in Chicago
  • Seminary Co-op in Chicago
  • Indiana

  • Better World Books in Goshen and Mishawaka
  • Boxcar Books in Bloomington
  • Iowa

  • ACME Comics & Collectibles in Sioux City
  • The Haunted Bookshop in Iowa City
  • Prairie Lights in Iowa City
  • Kansas

  • Eighth Day Books in Wichita
  • Rainy Day Books in Fairway
  • Kentucky

  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington
  • Louisiana

  • Iron Rail Book Collective in New Orleans
  • Maine

  • Weiser Antiquarian Books in York
  • Maryland

  • Daedalus Books in Columbia
  • Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley
  • Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore
  • Victor Kamkin Bookstore† in Rockville
  • Massachusetts

  • The Bookmill in Montague
  • Globe Corner Bookstore† in Cambridge
  • Grolier Poetry Bookshop in Cambridge
  • Harvard Book Store in Cambridge
  • Lucy Parsons Center in Boston
  • New Words Bookstore† in Cambridge
  • The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley
  • Schoenhof's Foreign Books in Cambridge
  • That's Entertainment in Worcester
  • Michigan

  • John K. King Books in Detroit
  • Marwil Bookstore† in Detroit
  • Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids
  • Minnesota

  • Amazon Bookstore Cooperative† in Minneapolis
  • Birchbark Books in Minneapolis
  • Common Good Books in Saint Paul
  • Mayday Books in Minneapolis
  • SubText: a Bookstore in Saint Paul
  • Mager's & Quinn in Minneapolis
  • Mississippi

  • Square Books in Oxford
  • Nevada

  • Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas
  • The Writer's Block in Las Vegas
  • New York

  • Bluestockings in Manhattan (1999–)
  • Coliseum Books† in Manhattan
  • Community Bookstore† in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
  • Community Bookstore in Park Slope, Brooklyn
  • A Different Light† in Manhattan
  • Gotham Book Mart† in Manhattan
  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Manhattan
  • J. Levine Books and Judaica in Manhattan
  • Nkiru Books† in Brooklyn
  • Oscar Wilde Bookshop† in Manhattan
  • Pomander Book Shop in Manhattan
  • Printed Matter, Inc in Manhattan
  • Rizzoli Bookstore† in Manhattan
  • St. Mark's Bookshop in Manhattan
  • Strand Bookstore in Manhattan (1927–)
  • Unnameable Books in Brooklyn
  • North Carolina

  • Firestorm Cafe & Books in Asheville
  • Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill
  • Ohio

  • The Wooster Book Company in Wooster
  • Oregon

  • The Duck Store in Eugene
  • In Other Words Women's Books and Resources in Portland
  • Powell's Books in Portland
  • Pennsylvania

  • Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia
  • Leary's Book Store† in Philadelphia
  • Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem
  • Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia
  • South Carolina

  • Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg
  • Texas

  • Beauty and the Book in Jefferson
  • BookPeople in Austin
  • Washington

  • bauhaus books + coffee in Capitol Hill (Seattle)
  • Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park
  • Chin Music Press in Pike Place Market, Seattle.
  • Wisconsin

  • Renaissance Books in Milwaukee
  • Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee
  • References

    List of independent bookstores in the United States Wikipedia

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