It’s Independent Bookseller Day!

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here are 2,185 independent bookselling companies running 2,599 stores in the U.S. at last count. And, happily, that’s nearly 100 more bookstores than the previous year.[1]

As Amanda Gorman – the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history – reminds us, “Independent bookstores are vital hubs of creativity and community.” [2] Not to mention the fact that independent booksellers continue to be a significant force in the battle against book banning.

So, join in the nation-wide celebration at your local indie bookstore… but, not just today. Make a visit to your local independent bookstore part of your usual routine. All your favorite classics will be there, as well as contemporary books by authors like those in our Power of Books Author Series.

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To help you engage with your local indie bookstore, here’s a list independent booksellers across the United States:


  • Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska


  • Bookmans in Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix and Flagstaff


  • Bart’s Books in Ojai
  • Bodhi Tree Bookstore† in Los Angeles (eventually West Hollywood)
  • The Book Shop in Hayward
  • Book Soup in West Hollywood
  • Booksmith in San Francisco
  • Borderlands Books in San Francisco
  • Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore in San Francisco
  • City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco
  • Copperfield’s Books in Napa
  • The Castro (San Francisco)
  • Burbank
  • Green Apple Books & Music in Richmond District (San Francisco)
  • Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park
  • The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles
  • Libélula Books & Co. in Barrio Logan, San Diego
  • Marcus Books in San Francisco and Oakland
  • Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego and Redondo Beach
  • The Other Change of Hobbit in Berkeley
  • Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural in Sylmar (Los Angeles)
  • Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena


  • Tattered Cover in Denver
  • The Book Stop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado | Wheat Ridge]]


  • J. Julia Booksellers in Madison

District of Columbia

  • Busboys and Poets
  • Kramers (bookstore)
  • MahoganyBooks
  • Politics and Prose
  • World Bank Infoshop


  • Haslam’s Bookstore in St. Petersburg
  • Open Books & Records† in Miami Beach


  • Charis Books & More in Decatur
  • For Keeps (bookstore) in Atlanta


  • Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago
  • Seminary Co-op in Chicago
  • Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago
  • Women & Children First in Chicago


  • Better World Books in Goshen and Mishawaka
  • Boxcar Books in Bloomington


  • ACME Comics & Collectibles in Sioux City
  • Prairie Lights in Iowa City


  • Eighth Day Books in Wichita
  • Rainy Day Books in Fairway


  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington


  • Iron Rail Book Collective in New Orleans


  • Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops (nine locations)
  • Weiser Antiquarian Books in York


  • Daedalus Books in Columbia
  • Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore


  • The Bookmill in Montague
  • Grolier Poetry Bookshop in Cambridge
  • Harvard Book Store in Cambridge
  • Lucy Parsons Center in Boston
  • The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley
  • Schoenhof’s Foreign Books in Cambridge
  • That’s Entertainment in Worcester


  • John K. King Books in Detroit
  • Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids


  • Amazon Bookstore Cooperative† in Minneapolis
  • Birchbark Books in Minneapolis
  • Common Good Books in Saint Paul
  • DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis
  • Mayday Books in Minneapolis
  • SubText: a Bookstore in Saint Paul
  • Mager’s & Quinn in Minneapolis


  • Square Books in Oxford


  • Left Bank Books in St. Louis


  • Gambler’s Book Shop in Las Vegas
  • The Writer’s Block in Las Vegas

New York

  • Albertine Books in Manhattan
  • Bluestockings in Manhattan (1999–)
  • Community Bookstore in Park Slope, Brooklyn
  • A Different Light† in Manhattan
  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Manhattan
  • Levine Books and Judaica in Manhattan
  • The Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan
  • Pomander Book Shop in Manhattan
  • Printed Matter, Inc in Manhattan
  • Mark’s Bookshop in Manhattan
  • Strand Bookstore in Manhattan (1927–)
  • Unnameable Books in Brooklyn

North Carolina

  • Firestorm Cafe & Books in Asheville
  • Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill


  • The Book Loft of German Village in Columbus
  • Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus


  • The Duck Store in Eugene
  • Powell’s Books in Portland
  • Rose City Book Pub


  • City Books in Pittsburgh
  • Giovanni’s Room Bookstore in Philadelphia
  • Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem
  • Wooden Shoe Books and Records in Philadelphia

South Carolina

  • Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg


  • BookPeople in Austin


  • Chin Music Press in Pike Place Market, Seattle
  • Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
  • Third Place Books in 3 locations Lake Forest Park, Northeast Seattle, & South Seattle
  • Left Bank Books in Pike Place Market, Seattle

West Virginia

  • Taylor Books in Charleston, West Virginia


  • Renaissance Books in Milwaukee
  • A Room of One’s Own in Madison
  • Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee  [3]

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[3] “List of independent bookstores in the United States.”



Power of Books. Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash    Edited: Added Power of Books Author Series text.

Independent booksellers.  Photo by Leyre Labarga on Unsplash


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