op.cit. specializes in new and used books in all subjects, first editions, and a selection of remainders. The bookstore also hosts local author showcases and readings—including the Nickel Stories reading series on the second Thursday of every month—throughout the year.
Source Booksellers is an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district that specializes in nonfiction books. They also host literary readings, book talks, and conversations with local and national authors; mind, body, and spirit classes and workshops; and other community events.
Book Soup is located on the world famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. The bookstore has been serving readers, writers, artists, rock and rollers, and celebrities since it was founded by Glenn Goldman in 1975. With over 60,000 titles, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial nonfiction, and literary fiction, the shop hosts author events and is open daily.
In the location that was formerly Endicott Booksellers, this third Book Culture location in Manhattan hosts weekly readings with authors and poets. Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the stores feature new and classic fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, mystery novels, graphic novels, home and craft books, and travel guides.
Founded in 1974, Changing Hands Bookstore is an independent community bookstore and online bookseller that gives a portion of its proceeds to local schools and over two hundred local, national, and international charities and service organizations. A second location, in Tempe, was opened in 1998. The bookstores host frequent author readings and signings, writing classes and workshops, and other literary events. The Phoenix branch of the bookstore also has the First Draft Book Bar, which serves beer, wine, coffee, and food, and hosts a happy hour book club.
Main Street Books has been an independent book provider for over twenty years. In addition to books, patrons can purchase a multitude of gift items, including greeting cards, bookmarks, journals, card games, and children’s toys. Main Street Books also coordinates several author events per month, both at the store and with the St. Charles City-County Library District. They have hosted local favorites as well as national bestseller authors.
The Winchester Book Gallery is a forty-four-year-old independent, locally owned bookstore serving the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They sell new books, local art, cards, and puzzles, and regularly host book readings and signings, game nights, live music, and other literary events and local celebrations.
Couth Buzzard Books is a local, independent bookstore, café, and performance and community gathering space. The café serves beer and wine, shows visual art, and hosts live acoustic music with local musicians, open mics, and poetry and author readings.
Kaboom Books is a used bookstore in Woodland Heights near Downtown Houston. Their stock of 100,000 books ranges from current to long out-of-print titles. They regularly host author readings, book signings, and other literary events open to the community.
Located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Secret Garden Books is a full service general bookstore featuring books for everyone, with a particular specialty in children's books.
They regularly host author readings and signings, talks, book club meetings, and other literary events, and have expanded their programming to include author events, school book fairs, and cultural events throughout the city.