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Independent Bookstores in Delaware

NewPages.com guide to the best Delaware indie bookstores

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Bethany Beach Books

Bethany Beach Books is an independently owned bookstore located just a few steps off the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, Delaware. The store was established in 1991 and currently occupies 2,000 square feet. Bethany Beach Books sells only used books but offers a great selection of new releases & bestsellers, they also have a wonderful children’s & young adult section.

Located next door to Claymont Nails in Holly Oak Plaza. Visit for an immensely comfortable atmosphere which awakens one’s cultural sensibilities.

  • Taino Studios
  • 4 The Green
  • City: Dover
  • Phone: (443) 379-1986
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: African American
  • Sidelines: Artwork
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Independent Afro-Latino owned book store+ gallery attached to artist studio.

The Hockessin Book Shelf is a new and used bookstore located in Hockessin, Delaware established in 2002. Like our state, the store, with 826 square feet of inventory space, is a small wonder. We stock a little bit of everything with our largest section being fiction, mystery, romance and children’s books.

biblion is a little shop in the historic town of Lewes, Delaware, where guests can find a thoughtful collection of curated contemporary and antiquarian books, unique greeting cards & stationery items, literary gifts, and original art.

  • Browseabout Shops
  • 133 Rehoboth Ave.
  • City: Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone: (302) 226-2665
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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Founded by the Crane family in 1975, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach DE has expanded and reinvented itself many times while evolving into one of the nation’s top independent bookstores. Browseabout is known not only for books, but a fantastic selection of toys, stationery, and unique gifts. It is no wonder that Browseabout is the favorite stop for residents and tourists alike!

  • The Book Drop
  • 38017 Fenwick Shoals Blvd. Unit A
  • City: Selbyville
  • Phone: (302) 775-4091
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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The Book Drop is a monthly subscription program & small bookshop created & run by the independent bookstore, Bethany Beach Books! Shop our subscriptions online or come visit us in West Fenwick to shop bestsellers, staff picks, and gifts.

A local Wilmington neighborhood bookstore that sells books and highlights local brands.

Finist & The Owl

Meet Huxley & Hiro, your locally owned and operated independent bookstore in Wilmington DE. We sell books (fiction, non-fiction, children’s books), gifts, postcards, candy, art, Wilmington and Delaware souvenirs, local art and books, and we offer notary services. We do not buy used books.