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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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

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

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