Part of an ongoing series profiling some of the best independent bookstores in the country

27 Indie Bookstores to Support Online in 2021

Column by Peter Derk
Between solving mysteries, curating titles, and cats galore, these stores got what you need.

Support Independent Bookstores: The Bulwarks of Book Communities

Column by Karis Rogerson September 25, 2020
Karis Rogerson spoke to three booksellers about indie bookstores, their importance, and how to support them.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Derby Square Bookstore, Salem, MA

Column by Leah Dearborn
The Derby Square Bookstore has been fascinating Salem's throngs of tourists and locals alike for nearly 40 years.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA

Column by Jon Korn September 11, 2012
A look at Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA's beloved "Bookstore of the Imagination."

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Tattered Cover, Denver, CO

Column by Chris Rosales
Independent and used bookstores offer things the big chains can't: Precise recommendations, spectacular coffee, rare treasures, and a real sense of community. This month: Tattered Cover in Denver, CO.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen May 22, 2012
Seattle's cornerstone bookery, The Elliott Bay Book Company, survived a giant move and lived to tell the tale.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Prospero's, Kansas City, MO

Column by Brandon Tietz April 17, 2012
Kansas City's own indie bookstore: Prospero's is a Midwestern literary staple.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Murder By The Book, Houston, TX

Column by Meredith Borders March 27, 2012
Murder By The Book in Houston, Texas is one of the country's oldest mystery bookstores. In this segment of Indie Bookstore Spotlight, we tell you why.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Strand, New York City

Column by Ed Sikov February 2, 2012
Eight miles of smelly used books - a reader's paradise in New York City.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, Arizona

Column by Keith Rawson
Part of an ongoing series profiling some of the best independent bookstores in the country. In this installment: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale Arizona.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, San Francisco, CA

Column by Craig Clevenger December 14, 2011
Part of an ongoing series profiling some of the best independent bookstores in the country.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Mysterious Bookshop, New York City

Column by Rob Hart November 14, 2011
In this new spotlight column, we look at The Mysterious Bookshop, a specialty bookstore in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, dedicated to crime, mystery, suspense and thriller fiction.