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Independent Bookstores in Kansas

NewPages.com guide to the best Kansas indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in Kansas are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

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Rivendell Bookstore located in Abilene, Kansas, is a new and used bookstore. We carry new and used fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, young adult, western books and more.

A general interest bookstore only 20 minutes from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Flint Hills Books is located on the Santa Fe Trail in a beautifully restored 1887 bank building.

Kansas City’s Community Independent Bookseller Since 1975.

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  • 16 S. Main St.
  • City: Fort Scott
  • Phone: (620) 670-2752
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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A new bookstore in downtown Fort Scott, specializing in gently used, limited new, books and local Bourbon County products.

Located in downtown Hutchinson, Crow & Co. sells books, local products of all kinds, and art and writing supplies. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available in the cafe.

Flagship seeks to represent the diversity of their Strawberry Hill neighborhood by including books in Spanish and Burmese.

Browse the shelves for your next great recycled read at our downtown Lawrence location on Massachusetts Street, or in our Manhattan shop in the heart of Aggieville.

We are an independent book store specializing in literary fiction, mysteries, and regional books. We sell greeting cards and gifts.

Claflin Books and Copies is an independently owned bookstore in lovely Manhattan, Kansas. Come by and say hello!

After a devastating fire during renovations in 2017, the Dusty Bookshelf at the Co-op is back open at the corner of Manhattan and Moro. Stop by to shop both new and used books, and grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee at our front counter.

We are a used bookstore in McPherson Kansas, focusing on making reading fun and affordable and creating a greater sense of community.

Book ReViews
  • Book ReViews
  • 707 N. Main St.
  • City: Newton
  • Phone: (316) 283-3442
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Book ReViews is a very quaint used bookstore in downtown Newton, Ks. The store is staffed by volunteers, and proceeds are donated to local charities. We offer over fifty categories with subtitles in most sections. Our prices are very reasonable. We are open Mon-Fri from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. Saturday hours are 9:30 am until 5 pm. We are closed on Sunday. The store is much bigger than it appears from the street. Stop in when you can. You’ll really be glad you did!

New and used books for all ages, thoughtful gifts and general store items. At The Green Door Book Store & Gift Shoppe, there’s a little something for everyone!

Indie bookstore in Downtown Overland Park, KS. New Books. Old books. Plants. Stationery. And more!

The Pretty Posy is a woman-owned indie books & gifts boutique in Historic Downtown Overland Park, KS. We carry a curated collection of books and gifts for women and kids.

A small, independent and Indigenous-owned bookstore and specialty shop!

New books and book-related gifts. Curated selection including books signed by authors, Kansas history.

The bookstore is located in the Teague Nelson Building (listed on the Kansas Register of Historic Places) in the heart of Downtown Salina, KS.

Kids books and toys curated to encourage and nurture creativity through reading, writing, art, and play.

Turn the page on your next adventure. Welcome to Round Table Bookstore located in the NOTO Arts District.

At Al’s Old Books, we carry paperback and hardcover books of most fiction genres and many nonfiction subjects. Please see our website for more information on kinds of books we carry.

A wide selection of romance books including Contemporary, Young Adult, Fantasy, & Dark Romance titles.

Book-A-Holic is a used and new bookstore in Wichita, Kansas. We have been serving the local area for 20 years! Whether you’re looking for the hottest title or a hard to find favorite, we are your one stop shop. Books, Movies, Music and more!

Eighth Day Books celebrates 30 years of providing the Wichita community with classics in religion, literature, history, philosophy, and art. Our brick-and-mortar store in College Hill, a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike, has grown to serve online customers worldwide.

Watermark Books & Cafe is a homegrown, literary, independent bookstore and restaurant located in the College Hill neighborhood of Wichita, Kansas. We’re in the Lincoln Heights shopping center on the southwest corner of Douglas & Oliver.