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Independent Bookstores in Arkansas

NewPages.com guide to the best Arkansas indie bookstores

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The Paper Chase Bookstore was established in the mid-70’s as a used bookstore and continued as such until we added new books and special orders two years ago. If the book you are looking for is not in our stock of approximately 80,000 titles, we can order it.

Two Friends Bookstore

“It’s a Mystery Bookstore” is the genuine article when it comes to bookstores. Rated as one of the best bookstores in Arkansas, there are over 20,000 titles both new and gently used within the walls of this great little shop. Inside these walls, you will be surrounded by escapes of the imagination. It’s a place where you can find well-worn chairs, old book smells, and a comforting place to sit back, relax, and enjoy your day.

Your neighborhood bookstore with a cafe offering a pleasant atmosphere to study, read, and enjoy a coffee or tea.

  • Jefferson Street Books
  • 117 N. Jefferson Ave
  • City: El Dorado
  • Phone: (870) 862-8123
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Newspapers
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Books on every subject. Plus, toys, cards, art, and more!

We are a general and out-of-print bookshop specializing in literature, poetry, Irish studies, Americana, and more. As a full-time Bookseller since 1978, we’ve been connecting customers with books for over 30 years. We buy books from 1p-4p everyday except for Sunday.

Pearl's Books

Pearl’s Books is an independent bookstore located on Center Street in Downtown Fayetteville. Pearl’s carries a variety of new books, both fiction and nonfiction, for readers of all ages. They also have cookies, coffee, wine, and beer. Updates on events, new releases, and more are available at Pearl’s Books on Instagram or Facebook.

Pyramid Art Books

  • Pyramid Art Books
  • 1001 Wright Ave Ste C
  • City: Little Rock
  • Phone: (501) 372-5824
  • Type: New books, Rare books, Out-of-print books
  • Specialty: African American, Art, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Educational, LGBTQ+, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy, YA
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Calendars, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings, Storytime
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Founded in 1988 by Garbo Hearne, Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing is a black-owned bookstore with over 30 years of experience in supporting the arts and advancing knowledge through literature. Pyramid offers over 6,000 titles and 11 genres, including black studies, children’s, poetry, and more. We host virtual book signings for both Arkansas and national authors as well as the Baobab Storytime program for children K-5th grade.

WordsWorth Books

  • WordsWorth Books
  • 5920 R St.
  • City: Little Rock
  • Phone: (501) 663-9198
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Calendars, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers, Puzzles
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings, Storytime
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WordsWorth Bookstore is Little Rock’s largest and oldest independent bookstore. We offer a wide selection of new titles, and specialize in local interest books. Our helpful staff is available seven days a week to assist you and make your shopping experience an enjoyable one. 

Weber's Book House

A locally owned bookstore and outdoor gathering space in Downtown Rogers, Arkansas.

The Friendly Bookstore is a project of Friends of the Rogers Public Library. Proceeds from the sale of used books supports the library and its programs. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Monday-Saturday.

Dog Ear Books

Downtown’s newest destination for book worms, eager readers, college students, and kids! Plus, loads of community events!

Once Upon a Time Books

We are a used bookstore with two separate inventories: one in our retail store for local customers to browse, and one online that ships orders worldwide.

Chapters on Main

  • Chapters on Main
  • 816 Main St.
  • City: Van Buren
  • Phone: (479) 471-9315
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Magazines
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A local Indie bookseller of new and used books featuring thousands of titles in used from all genres. Also featuring Mama Carmen’s coffee from, our coffee bar as well as natural teas, iced and frozen drinks. Keep up with our regularly scheduled author events and visit our Kid’s Loft.