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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Kentucky

The best list of independent Kentucky bookstores


  • City Title Argillite
  • Address 1 7783 State Rte 503 - Naples
  • Phone (606) 922-2805
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Campbellsville
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  • Address 1 208 E. Main St.
  • Phone (270) 789-2665
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Located right on historic downtown Main Street, Sweetwater Bookshop is Central Kentucky's coziest bookshop, offering used books, gifts, prints and posters, work by local artisans, candles, toys and games, greeting cards, and more.

Bridging the gap between books and beans. Dog friendly. Located at the foot of the Roebling Bridge in Covington, KY.

  • City Title Danville
  • Address 1 116 N. 3rd St.
  • Phone (859) 449-2010
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Plaid Elephant Books is a magical, destination bookshop for kids and their grown-ups in historic Danville, KY. Visit us for books, toys, games, and creative fun.

  • City Title Fort Thomas
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  • Address 1 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave.
  • Phone (859) 781-0602
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's

We have been serving the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati areas since June 1979. We are a full-service, independent bookseller with a personal commitment to our customers and our community. We host events and specialize in children's books for all ages, but we can order adult titles as well. Greater Cincinnati Independent Bookseller; member of ABA and GLIBA.

  • City Title Hazard
  • Address 1 221 Memorial Dr.
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Read Spotted Newt is here to provide you with local art, books, and gifts. From local authors to local gifts, we have you covered.

  • City Title Lexington
  • Address 1 505 E. Maxwell St.
  • Phone (859) 252-7255
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Thousands of used and rare books in great condition and a knowledgeable owner make this Lexington's "Real" Bookshop. Serving customers worldwide.

Glover's Bookery is a large general used & rare bookstore with a well organized stock of over 80,000 mostly hardback books, antiquarian maps & prints, and tribal art. We have been buying and selling books since 1978. Today we have tens of thousands of books online and a shipping department you can count on. We are proud to be Members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Lexington's Premier Independent Bookseller since 1986.

We're an independent bookstore and gift shop in Lexington, Kentucky, near the UK campus.

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  • Address 1 726 N. Limestone
  • Phone (859) 739-3207
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Magazines/Newspapers

Wild Fig Coffee and Books is now a worker cooperative. Our featured coffee comes from Smokin’ Aces Coffee Co. Join us for a unique book buying, coffee sipping, community building experience.

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  • Address 1 218 S. Clay St.
  • Phone (502) 919-8966
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Independent bookstore specializing in new, used, and vintage books. We are located in the NuLu neighborhood of downtown Louisville.

  • City Title Morehead
  • Address 1 159 E. Main St.
  • Phone (606) 784-8364
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

We are an independent bookstore, budding yarn shop, and the Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop. Come by and see us!

  • City Title Owensboro
  • Address 1 1401 Triplett St.
  • Phone (812) 463-2427
  • Type New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty General Interest, African American
  • Sidelines Gifts

Natural health and beauty products, black literature, African art decor and accessories.


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