Established in 1985, Parnassus Books is located on Stedman Street next to the Chief Johnson Totem Pole. This independent bookstore offers new and used books as well as gifts and local art.
Founded in 1991, Title Wave Books is located in the Northern Lights Center of Anchorage, Alaska. This independent bookstore and Internet cafe features 30,000 square feet of books and music. The store buys used books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Sunday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Established in 1990, Alabama Booksmith is an independent bookstore offering a storefront as well as an online inventory for customers to purchase books. Each book is signed by the author and is sold at retail price. Unsigned copies are available upon request. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, closed on Sundays.
Established in 1968, Page and Palette is a third-generation family-owned bookstore offering new and used books in all genres. The bookstore also features a café, Latte Da, which sells coffee, tea, ice cream, and pastries. In addition to hosting its own book club, Page and Palette supports local reading groups, offering gathering space as well as a 15 percent discount for book club reads. Discounts are also available for books required by local schools. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM with extended café hours.
Founded in 1984, Trident Booksellers & Café is a restaurant and bookstore located near Fenway Park in Boston. The café, which offers fresh food, juices, tea, coffee, and espresso, is surrounded by shelves of new and discounted books. The Trident also features an award-winning magazine selection and a variety of novelty gifts. Hours are 8 AM to 10 PM seven days a week.
Located in downtown Asheville near Malaprop’s Bookstore, Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar is a wine bar and used-book store. Enjoy your drink alongside a cheeseboard, some trout dip, or a local desert. Open seven days a week.
WORD has two bookstores, one in Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2007, the Brooklyn location is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint that hosts everything from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). Store hours are 11:00AM to 6:00PM every day.
Established in 1982 by Emoke B’Racz and located in downtown Asheville, Malaprop’s is an independent bookstore and café that serves food from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee roasted locally. The café offers free wireless service and eight plug-in stations, plus three cyber stations that customers can use for a fee. As part of its mission, the bookstore gives back to the local community by donating to local nonprofits, independent radio stations, and homeless shelters.
Founded in 1969, Left Bank Books is an independently-owned bookstore (with two locations) offering a wide range of new and used books, and specializing in politics, contemporary arts and literature, high-quality children’s books, African American interest, and more. The store hosts regular author events, reading group meetings, and trivia nights.
Founded in 1975, A Room of One’s Own is a feminist bookstore in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The store specializes in women’s literature and offers a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, music, posters, and T-shirts for and by women. A Room of One’s Own also maintains a non-sexist children's section and stocks up-to-date titles in lesbian and gay studies, bisexual and transgender books, gender studies, as well as lesbian and gay male fiction. The store hosts several author events throughout the year.