Magus Books

Magus Books has been selling "interesting books for interesting times" in Seattle's University District since 1978, and is one of the oldest and largest independent used bookstores in the city. The shop specializes in scholarly and general used, hard-to-find, out-of-print, and rare books.

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Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books is located in the Pike Place Market and carries over ten thousand new and used books. The store specializes in anti-authoritarian, anarchist, independent, radical, and small-press titles. Left Bank is collectively owned and operated by its works, and has been since it was founded in 1973.

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The Gallery Bookstore

The Gallery Bookstore was established in 1927 and sells general used books, magazines, and ephemera. They are home of the "Florence Hanley Memorial Wing of the Gallery Bookstore," which contains nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century works by mystery, science fiction, and horror writers.

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The Bookie's Paperbacks & More

Since 1989, the Bookie's Paperbacks & More has been selling used books. Their inventory includes a wide selection of new bestsellers, mystery, romance, children's books, and nonfiction. They also carry movies, music, audiobooks, puzzles, games, and toys.

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The Armadillo's Pillow

The Armadillo's Pillow is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, and sells common, uncommon, and hard-to-find books. They also sell hand-crafted jewelry made by Eliza Jane.

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The Book Table

Co-owners Jason and Rachel met while both working at indie bookstores and after getting married, decided to open the Book Table together. The Book Table sells used books and new releases at a discount. If they don't have a book in stock, they will special order it for you.

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The Captain's Bookshelf

Established in 1976, the Captain's Bookshelf buys and sells secondhand and rare books in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The book shop is a member of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America, and holds exhibitions of original art and contemporary photography.

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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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Powell's Bookstores Chicago

Powell's Bookstores, Chicago has been selling used, rare, and discounted books for over forty years. There are two independent retail locations of Powell's Bookstores, Chicago: Hyde Park and University Village. Each location is stocked with over a quarter million volumes, ranging from academic and scholarly texts to general interest.

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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. Store hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekdays and 10:00AM to 4:00PM on weekends. 

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