The Writer’s Block

The Writer’s Block is an independently owned bookstore that sells new books (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, history, science, children’s, and young adult), stationary, toys, and other unique gifts. Located in downtown Las Vegas, the bookstore has a coffee shop and hosts a young writers’ workshop for students ages five to eighteen. Hours are 10:00AM to 7:00PM daily.

Paper Boat Booksellers

Paper Boat Booksellers has books for everyone, whether it is fiction, nonfiction, young reader, or a cookbook. The West Seattle shop is open Tuesday through Sunday and holds events throughout the year, including author readings, book clubs, and open mics.

Paper Boat Booksellers

Detroit Book City

Detroit Book City is a small, independent bookstore that specializes in African American books, media, and events. They carry new and gently used adult and children books (i.e. self-help, Black-consciousness, spiritual, how to, urban fiction, memoirs, biographies, and more), and sell books written by local and national indie authors, as well as, rare, hard to find or out-of-print African American books.

Detroit Book City

Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop

Tubby & Coo’s is a locally owned, progressive, nerdy new and used book shop and tabletop gaming store in Mid-City New Orleans. The book shop is named after the owner’s grandparents: Tubby & Coo, who grew up in the same neighborhood where the shop is located.

A niche genre fiction bookstore, they carry science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and children’s books. There is also a board game demo library of more than 250 games for customers to peruse.

Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop front porch in New Orleans

KAN Books

Know Allegiance Nation Books, or KAN Books, is a bookstore dedicated to authors and artists of color in Michigan and around the globe. New and used fiction and nonfiction titles are available for children and adults. Located in the North End of Detroit, the shop also hosts open mics, and writing and self-publishing workshops for aspiring local writers.

KAN Books

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

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