Selected Works

Selected Works is a used bookstore in Chicago's South Loop. The store sells fiction and non-fiction, as well as second-hand sheet music and musical scores. They also have vintage elevators and an "awesome bookstore cat."

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Ravenswood Used Books

Ravenswood Used Books is an independent used book store with thousands of titles in stock. The store focuses on classics and well-known literary fiction, and buys books for store credit.

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Open Books: Pilsen

Open Books is "a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books." The store stocks over seventy thousand donated books, including ten thousand kids books. The proceeds of Open Books' used book sales support their literacy programs for students across Chicago. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

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Brazos Bookstore

Brazos Bookstore stocks contemporary and classic literature, nonfiction, art and architecture monographs, and books for children. They host numerous free book signing events in which readers can engage with emerging and established authors in person.

Brazos Bookstore

McNally Jackson Books Seaport

The South Seaport location in lower Manhattan overlooks the East River and has two stories full of books—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, art—as well as magazines and stationary items. The bookstore hosts literary events regularly throughout the week.

McNally Jackson Books Seaport

Community Book Center

Community Book Center is a bookstore featuring African-centered books, art, fabric, gifts and more. The space is also available to schools, churches, community events for storytelling, book clubs, performance venue, meeting space, and book fairs.

Community Book Center

Pass Christian Books

Pass Christian Books share a two-story building with Cat Island Coffeehouse and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico in an inviting and stimulating spot to browse books, relax, converse, and meet friends. The second floor is known as the Mississippi Loft for its focus on Mississippi authors and subjects. 

Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 2002, the bookstore has organized and hosted over one hundred and fifty author and book events.

Pass Christian Books

Book Suey

Book Suey is a cooperatively owned and democratically run bookstore that provides access to books, connection to local writers and publishers, and meaningful conversation in a safe and welcoming environment. Opened in 2017, the store is located inside Bank Suey and is a community-driven operation owned and supported by members. They host author events and readings and their hours of operation are Wednesdays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM, and Saturdays from 12:00PM to 6:00PM.

Book Suey bookstore table with books

Green Brain Comics

Green Brain Comics, along with the Emerging Writers Network, hosts Brain Candy, a free, curated live program of prose, music, poetry, and visual art. Brain Candy readings occur every third Monday of the month with new monthly guests.

The shop also hosts book club discussions, comic book signings and release parties, and movie screenings.

Green Brain Comics inside

Scuppernong Books

Scuppernong Books opened in December 2013 and has been an essential part of the rebirth of downtown Greensboro ever since. The general interest/literary community bookstore features fiction and poetry titles, along with a children’s section and a broad range of general interest titles. A café within the store serves organic coffee and espresso, wine and beer, and fresh sandwiches made in house. Scuppernong Books hosts hundreds of events and readings per year, bringing writers from across the country and around the state.

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