Literary Site Type: Indie Bookstore

Printed Page Bookshop

Printed Page Bookshop is a used bookstore that houses several booksellers under one roof. The booksellers carry rare and out-of-print books in many categories, along with a collection of classic, contemporary, and vintage books.


Fahrenheit’s Books

Fahrenheit’s Books is a bookstore in Denver, Colorado. The store houses an eclectic collection of books in most subjects, with an emphasis on vintage paperbacks, science fiction, metaphysics, history, philosophy, and fiction. 


West Side Books

West Side Books is an independent bookstore located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver. Since 1998, the store has been carrying new, used, rare, and collectible books. West Side Books hosts concerts, readings, and other literary events open to the public for free.



BookWoman is a feminist bookstore in Austin, Texas. Founded over 30 years ago, BookWoman hosts an in-store BookWoman and BookGoddess book groups.


Resistencia Bookstore

Established in the early eighties by Chicano poet and community activist Raúl Salinas, Resistencia bookstore has sponsored readings and political forums featuring nationally and internationally known writers, human rights activists, and indigenous artists. It has also provided meeting space for grassroots organizations, such as the Austin Cuba Committee, the Leonard Peltier Support Group, and El Comite en Solidaridad con Chiapas y Mexico, as well as hosting Pastors and Veterans for Peace delegations to Cuba and Nicaragua.


Longfellow Books

Located in the heart of Portland, Maine, Longfellow Books sells both new and used books and hosts author readings and a book club. It also offers free parking, free gift wrapping, free advice, free dog biscuits, and free knowledge about books. 

Faulkner House Books

Located in the heart of New Orleans’s French Quarter, Faulkner House Books is a full-service new and used independent bookstore. In addition to William Faulkner, the bookstore specializes in Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy, Modern First Editions, Southern Americana with an emphasis on New Orleans and Louisiana-related titles, and Johnsoniana.


The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop, Iowa City’s oldest secondhand bookshop, carries over 40,000 used, rare, out-of-print, and antiquarian titles in over fifty different subject areas, specializing in poetry, literature, first and signed editions, and Iowa-related books, with wide selections of history, philosophy, plays, children’s and young-adult, literary nonfiction, and more.


Prairie Lights Bookstore

Prairie Lights Bookstore opened its doors in 1978 as a small, intimate bookshop, and since then, it has grown to become a literary institution in Iowa City. Today the bookstore occupies three and a half floors, part of which serves as the coffeehouse Times Club. Prairie Lights, in conjunction with the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, hosts frequent readings and author events with visiting writers from around the world. 


Grolier Poetry Bookshop

Founded in 1927 by Adrian Gambet and Gordon Cairnie, the original Grolier book shop stocked mainly private press books, some poetry, and a sampling of avant-garde literature. Today, Grolier is the oldest continuous poetry book shop in the United States, and stocks over 15,000 current volumes of trade, small press, and university publications as well as books related to prosody, poetry markets, and spoken word CDs. The store hosts regular readings, author events, book signings, and more. 


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