Bookstores in Ohio
A guide to the best independent
Ashland University Bookstore - 401 College Ave. - (419) 289-5336 - General books
Athens Book Center - 74 E State St. - (740) 592-4865 - Rare, Used, Out-of-print books
Snowball Bookshop - 564 W. Tuscarawas Ave. #102 - (330) 745-9292 - Used books
Books & Company - The Greene Shopping Ctr., 4453 Walnut St. - (937) 429-2169
Fireside Book Shop - 29 N. Franklin St. - (440) 247-4050 - New & Used books
Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore - 3054 Madison Rd., Oakley Square - (513) 731-2665 - Children's books
The Bookshelf - 7754 Camargo Rd. - (513) 271-9140
Joseph-Beth Booksellers - 2692 Madison Rd. - (513) 396-8960
Phone: (216) 961-0084
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Art, Coffee/Tea
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A bookstore with that lost independent feel -- a relaxed, inviting environment conducive to discovery, where quality takes precedence over quantity, where the books marginalized by commercial concerns have a home. We also sell wine and a few selected beers and offer music every friday and saturday on our Garden Courtyard.
Apple Tree Books - 12419 Cedar Rd. - (216) 791-2665
Mac's Backs - 1820 Coventry Rd. - (216) 321-2665 - New & Used books
Acorn Bookshop - 464 W. 5th Ave. - (614) 486-1860 - Used, Rare, Antiquarian books
The Book Loft - 631 S. Third St. - (614) 464-1774
Cover to Cover Bookstore - 3560 N. High St. - (614) 263-1624 - Children's books
3527 N. High St.
Phone: (614) 263-2903
Type: Used books
Specialty: Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Poetry, History
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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Karen Wickliff Books located in Columbus, Ohio, is the oldest and largest used book store in Columbus with recent, out of print, scholarly and collectible books. Regular open HOURS are 11:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday. 614-263-2903. Other times are by chance. We have been in the book business for over 35 years and are located at 3527 N. HIGH ST. about three miles north of Ohio State University. Fiction; Ancient, Classical, Medieval and Modern History, Science, Nature, Religion, Children’s, Art, Poetry, Drama, Folklore, Linguistics, Philosophy, Travel and Military are our main sections with hundreds of titles available in each. We have a Second Store, BOOKHAVEN, in Springfield, Ohio.
Beehive Books - 25 N. Sandusky St. - (740) 363-2337
Kenyon College Bookstore - 106 Gaskin Ave. - (740) 427-5633 - General books
Library House Books & Art - 24164 Front St. - (419) 830-3080 - Specialty: History/Art/Poetry
Readers' Garden Book Store - 143 E. Broadway - (740) 587-7744 - New & Used books
The Learnéd Owl is an independent community bookstore offering three floors of books for all ages and interests. If we don't have a certain book in stock, we can usually order it; we also offer an out-of-print search service. We have partnered with Kobo to provide our customers with access to over three million downloadable eBooks. Stop by to browse and enjoy our old-fashioned atmosphere, up-to-the-minute book selection, and unparalleled service!
Books & Company
- Dayton Town & Country Shopping Ctr., 350 E. Stroop Rd. -
104 N. Main St.
Phone: (419) 522-2665
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Storytimes, Open Mics, Book Club, Music
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Main Street Books has been an independent, locally-owned bookstore in Mansfield for over 16 years. We are known for our strong collection of local authors and local interest books as well as for the active role we play in the community with readings, author events, open mics, book club, writing group, and more. We proudly carry books that our big box bookstore overlooks, like those of new authors and small presses.
Sugden's Book Store - 282 Front St. - (740) 373-0347*
The Village Bookshelf - 746 Amherst Rd. NE. - (330) 833-5666 - Primarily Used books
MindFair Books - 13 W. College St. (440) 774-5711 - Primarily Used books
Loganberry Books - 13015 Larchmere Rd. - (216) 795-9800 - New, Used, Rare books
1549 Commerce Rd.
Phone: (937) 322-9021
Type: Used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Religion, History, Technical, Crafts, Out of Print
Bookhaven is a general used book store with an outstanding selection of desirable current and out of print hardback and paperback books in many subject areas. Some of our more popular areas are Fiction with best sellers, classics, historical romance, mysteries, thrillers, horror, westerns and science fiction; Young Adult and Children's; Religion and Bibles; Cookbooks; Technical; Military; U.S. and World History; Nature; Sports; Fine Arts; Crafts and Gardening. We are located on the west side about a mile east of Route 68 between Routes 40 and 41 off Bechtle. Hours are 10:30-4:30, Monday through Saturday.
Whale of a Tale - 6734 Worth Ave - (419) 882-7436 - Children's books
Paper and Ink - 98 S. Washington St. - (419) 447-7205
People Called Women - 6060 Renaissance Pl., Ste. F - (419) 469-8983 - Specialty: Feminist, Women
Jay & Mary's Book Center - 1201-C Experiment Farm Rd. - (937) 335-1167 or (800) 842-1604
Foul Play Mystery Bookshop - 27 E. College Ave. - (614) 808-2583 - Specialty: Mystery
Books 'N' More - 28 W. Main St. - (937) 383-7323 or (866) 483-7323
Wooster Book Company - 205 W. Liberty St. - (330) 262-1688
30 S. Detroit St.
Phone: (937) 376-3522
Type: Primarily used books with new books
Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Live Music
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Blue Jacket Books offers a carefully selected inventory of used and out-of-print books in many fields, including the arts and sciences, poetry and prose, social sciences and humanities. We carry rare, antiquarian, and collectible items, as well as books for pleasure reading and research. Most of our inventory is used, but we have a selection of new titles of local and special interest, as well as a line of inexpensive editions of classic literature and Dover children's activity and coloring books. We regularly purchase libraries, estates, and personal book collections, as well as individual books of value.