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50 Awesome Indie Bookstores Across The United States | Writer’s Relief

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It’s time to celebrate independence! Here at Writer’s Relief, we want to celebrate the intrepid, hardworking, never-say-die owners of our favorite independent bookstores across the United States. Whether huge and extravagant or small and cozy, they all share these awesome qualities: a proud love of books and a dedication to the literary community.

Check out the list below, and be sure to visit and support the independent bookstores near you!

The 50 Best Indie Bookstores: One For Every U.S. State

ALABAMA: Cold Water Books (Tuscumbia)

ALASKA: Title Wave Books (Anchorage)

ARIZONA: Changing Hands Bookstore (Phoenix)

ARKANSAS: Nightbird Books (Fayetteville)

CALIFORNIA: Time Tested Books (Sacramento)

COLORADO: Boulder Bookstore (Boulder)

CONNECTICUT: R.J. Julia Booksellers (Madison)

DELAWARE: Browseabout Books (Rehoboth Beach)

FLORIDA: Oxford Exchange (Tampa)

GEORGIA: A Capella Books (Atlanta)

HAWAII: BookEnds (Kailua)

IDAHO: Rediscovered Books (Boise)

ILLINOIS: The Book Cellar (Chicago)

INDIANA: Hyde Brothers Booksellers (Fort Wayne)

IOWA: The Haunted Bookshop (Iowa City)

KANSAS: Rainy Day Books (Fairway)

KENTUCKY: Carmichael’s Bookstore (Louisville)

LOUSIANA: Octavia Books (New Orleans)

MAINE: Owl and Turtle Bookshop Café (Camden)

MARYLAND: The Book Escape (Baltimore)

MASSACHUSETTS: Brattle Book Shop (Boston)

MICHIGAN: John K. King Books (Detroit)

MINNESOTA: The Book House in Dinkytown (Minneapolis)

MISSISSIPPI: Square Books (Oxford)

MISSOURI: Prospero’s Books & Media (Kansas City)

MONTANA: Tumbleweed Bookstore and Café (Gardiner)

NEBRASKA: A Novel Idea (Lincoln)

NEVADA: Sundance Books and Music (Reno)

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)

NEW JERSEY: Bookends Bookstore (Ridgewoood)

NEW MEXICO: Coas Books (Las Cruces)

NEW YORK: Brazenhead Books (New York City)

NORTH CAROLINA: Old Books on Front Street (Wilmington)

NORTH DAKOTA: Zandbroz Variety (Fargo)

OHIO: The Book Loft of German Village (Columbus)

OKLAHOMA: Full Circle Bookstore (Oklahoma City)

OREGON: Powell’s City of Books (Portland)

PENNSYLVANIA: Baldwin’s Book Barn (West Chester)

RHODE ISLAND: Cellar Stories Book Store (Providence)

SOUTH CAROLINA: Hub City Bookshop/Press (Spartanburg)

SOUTH DAKOTA: Mitzi’s Books (Rapid City)

TENNESSEE: Parnassus Books (Nashville)

TEXAS: South Congress Books (Austin)

UTAH: Weller Book Works (Salt Lake City)

VERMONT: Crow Bookshop (Burlington)

VIRGINIA: Chop Suey Books (Richmond)

WASHINGTON: The Elliot Bay Book Company (Seattle)

WEST VIRGINIA: Taylor Books (Charleston)

WISCONSIN: Boswell Book Company (Milwaukee)

WYOMING: Sidekicks Book & Wine Bar (Rock Springs)

BONUS INDIE BOOKSTORE: We can’t forget Washington D.C.: Capitol Hill Books

 

Question: Add to the list: What are your favorite independent bookstores in your state?

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