Literary Site Type: Indie Bookstore

Lemuria Bookstore

Lemuria Bookstore is both an online bookseller and an independent bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi. Its physical and digital shelves are filled with first editions and other rare books and the physical store contains a warehouse-style event space for author readings, signings, and special events. 


Garden District Book Shop

Garden District Book Shop resides inside the historic property called the Rink at the corner of Washington Avenue and Prytania Street, in New Orleans’s Garden District. They carry a large collection of new and used regional titles; design, art, and gardening books; fiction and non-fiction; and signed first editions and limited editions by many regionally and nationally acclaimed authors.


Sundance Bookstore and Music

Founded in 1985, Sundance is a local, independent bookstore in Reno, Nevada. The store also sells music, magazines, newspapers, pottery, puzzles, and more. Readings and events are held on a regular basis.



BookSmart is a 10,000-square-foot independent bookstore that sells books and educational toys, greeting cards, magazines, coffee, ice cream, candy, and other food. 


Bookshop Santa Cruz

Founded in 1966, Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California. Bookshop Santa Cruz fills over 20,000 square feet with a wide selection of new and used books along with extensive magazine, card, and gift sections. The Bookshop is known for its comprehensive children’s and new release sections as well as strong sections in travel, politics, cooking, science, and fiction.  


Auntie’s Bookstore

Auntie’s Bookstore opened in 1978 in the Spokane Flour Mill under the name of “The Book and Game Company” and has been selling books ever since. Auntie’s moved to its current location in the Liberty Building in 1994. The store carries both new and used books, cards, t-shirts, Spokane specialty items, and other gifts. A full-service independent bookstore, this venue holds events, readings, signings, storytime, and more throughout the year.



Bookworks is a locally-owned, locally-operated, independent bookstore in Albuquerque that was founded in 1984. The store hosts regular events, along with a book group and knitting group.


Antigone Books

Located in Tucson’s Fourth Avenue shopping district, Antigone Books is an independent bookstore with a feminist slant. The bookstore hosts book clubs and author events, many of them featuring local authors.


Buffalo Street Books

Founded in 1981, Buffalo Street Books is Ithaca’s community-owned cooperative bookstore. The store stocks a wide assortment of fiction, poetry, children’s books, cookbooks, academic and popular non-fiction, art books and travel books, as well as an extensive selection of classical, jazz and local CDs, classic cinema DVDs, and an array of maps, literary journals and periodicals. Buffalo Street Books also hosts regular events featuring local and national authors and artists.



Subscribe to Indie Bookstore