The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest bookstore in the world, was founded in 1745 when the Moravian Church appointed Samuel Powell of the Church's Crown Inn on the South Side of the Lehigh River to operate a book store. After several locations, the Moravian Book Shop was moved to the church's publications building near the Central Moravian Church in 1871. Today, the Moravian Book Shop's home is this same site on Historic Main Street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Liberty Bay Books started as Shotwells Bookstore in 1977, purchased by current owner Suzanne Droppert in 1996. This local independent bookstore offers books, ebooks, cards, gifts, games, book clubs, and events with favorite authors.
Poor Richard’s Bookstore is named for past Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor and is owned by Lizz Taylor. The only independent bookstore in Kentucky’s state capitol, Poor Richard’s offers thousands of new and used books. In addition, the book store opens into the neighboring Kentucky Coffee Tree Cafe which opens into Completely Kentucky, a unique offering of fines crafts and gourmet foods.
Established in 1973, The Hermitage Bookshop is located in a bricks-and-mortar building in the heart of Cherry Creek North in Denver, Colorado. The store features a wide selection of western Americana, travel books, hunting and fishing guides, military literature, children's books, fine bindings, first editions, and signed books. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.
Founded in 1894, Vroman’s is an independent family-run bookstore, a literary landmark, and a community center. The bookstore hosts over 400 events a year, including author signings, launch parties, children’s storytimes, craft classes, and trivia nights. With a strong history of philanthropy, Vroman's has supported many institutions and charitable causes and the Vroman’s Gives Back program donates a portion of purchases to a local organization of a customer’s choice.
Founded in 1967, this independent bookstore provides new and used books of all genres. Green Apple often hosts local authors for readings and book signings. The main bookstore features two floors of new and used nonfiction, new releases, children’s books, cookbooks, and has book buyback hours everyday. A Fiction & Music Annex featuring new and used fiction, music, movies, graphics novels, science fiction, mystery, and more is located down the street at 520 Clement Street.
WordsWorth Books & Co. is the oldest independent bookstore in Little Rock. It sells a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as books about local interests and various gifts. WordsWorth’s vitality is rooted in our local community and sponsors frequent literary events and author signings in Little Rock.
Founded in 1989, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore is an independent bookstore specializing in crime fiction. The store frequently hosts book signings and book clubs, as well as an annual mystery conference.
Founded in 1975, Hearthside Books & Toys has two locations in downtown Juneau and Nugget Mall. Hearthside supports Alaskan authors and hosts a signing every month. It also highlights forthcoming independent books.
Founded in 1974, the Homer Bookstore is the oldest independent bookstore on the Kenai Peninsula. It offers a wide variety of books and e-books as well as stationary, journals, and calendars. It accepts special orders via phone or e-mail. Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM.