NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Texas
The best list of independent Texas bookstores
Booked Up began in 1971 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and is now located in Archer City, Texas, carrying between 150,000 and 200,000 fine and scholarly titles.
BookPeople has been Texas’ leading independent bookstore since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 20 years. The rest of the country has caught on too; BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 43 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, BookPeople is the destination bookstore in Texas.
Austin's premiere Feminist bookstore since 1975. Support Your Feminist Bookstore- She Supports You!
MonkeyWrench Books is an all-volunteer, collectively run bookstore and social space in Austin, TX that's pushing toward something radically different.
Recycled Reads is the Austin Public Library's used bookstore. Our mission is to maximize the useful life of items removed from Library circulation through resale and recycling.
Resistencia Bookstore, Casa de Red Salmon Arts, is a neighborhood center for aspiring writers, providing quality literature to Austin communities since 1983. Specializing in Native, Chicana/o-Mexicana/o, Latina/o, African-American, feminist, queer and children’s bilingual literature, the bookstore also provides a meeting space for community organizations and hosts a variety of cultural and literary events.
Brenham's premier (okay, only) used bookstore located in historic Downtown Brenham. Our newest location is our best yet, with six rooms chock full of books! (It’s not really a “nook” anymore.) We also carry a small selection of new titles, as well as really fun gifts for book lovers. Come and see us!
Burrowing Owl Books is an independent, family owned bookstore located on the square in Canyon, TX specializing in new and used books!
- City Title Cleburne
- Title Link The Published Page Bookshop
- Address 1 10 E Chamber St.
- Phone (817) 349-6366
- Type Primarily used with some new books
- Specialty General Interest, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
- Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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Opening November 2017 in a historic 130 year old building on the courthouse square in Cleburne, Texas. More than 100,000 titles and adding thousands weekly. Texas best used, out-of-print, rare bookshop? We're working on it!
Deep Vellum Books is Dallas' independent bookstore, cafe, and cultural center with literary events, plus live music, film, art & more, seven days a week.
Best toy store in Dallas! If you have never been here then you will be amazed. If you have been here there is always something new coming in. Fun place to shop and look around for all ages.
Interabang Books is an independent bookstore with a hand-picked selection of books and gifts for adults and kids. We feature story times for kids at 10:00 Wednesdays and Saturdays, and author events three or four evenings a week.
General used bookstore with movies and music as well in Casa Linda Plaza. Trade-ins welcome and cash paid selectively. Formerly Paperbacks Plus in Lakewood. Go to our website for links to our other stores in N. Oak Cliff & Downtown Mesquite.
General used bookstore with movies and music as well. Trade-ins welcome and cash paid selectively. Go to our website for links to our other stores in Casa Linda Plaza in East Dallas & Downtown Mesquite.
Books, beer, coffee, wine, records, readings . . . This is not fiction, it's just another kind of satisfaction.
Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences is a locally owned, independent bookstore in Denton, Texas.
We buy and sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs. Open every day 9am to 9pm! 17,000 sq ft across 3 floors. Half a million books. Tens of thousands of CDs, DVDs, and LPs. All inside a 100 year old Opera House.
Sententia Vera Cultural Hub is a community space for cultured bibliophiles, coffee aficionados, innovative entrepreneurs, and progressive community members. It's a place to find your next unexpected read, burst through your professional dreams, savor java from one of Drip's renown coffee roasters, and engage with your community.
- City Title Duncanville
- Title Link Enda's BOOKtique
- Address 1 428 N. Main St.
- Phone (972) 460-6362
- Type Primarily new with some used books, Black-owned
- Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Feminist, Literary
- Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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ENDA'S BOOKtique is an independent bookstore founded by E. Jean, an African American educator and chaplain. ENDA'S BOOKtique is part of E. Jean’s mission to connect women and families in her community to equitable and quality educational and literary programs and resources. The mission is accomplished through the bookstore’s collection of curated books which are written by women, about women, and for women. Enda's BOOKtique hosts community readings; book signings; special events; literacy, reading, and tutoring programs; and GED prep programs. Enda's BOOKtique celebrates and supports independent authors, independent literacy and STEM projects from African American women, women of color, and women of race with diverse cultures and heritage.
Community gathering spot where you can pause from the hectic pace of life with a book and a cup of tea in Fort Worth, Texas.
Monkey and Dog serves as a place for children to find, read, and talk about their favorite books. Doing our part to encourage the next generation of readers, we have carefully chosen books from national and state reading awards lists, from teachers' and counselors' recommendations, and from a life-long voracious reader's favorites. We prescribe NOT to the pedagogic view of making learning fun, but rather that learning IS fun, challenging, and joyful.
Established in 1991, Galveston Bookshop is located in downtown Galveston’s historic Strand shopping district, and offers the area’s greatest selection of used and out-of-print books.
Lark & Owl is an independent bookstore, bistro, and retail experience founded by women in historic Downtown Georgetown, Texas. Our mission is to meet the needs of our customers by creating an inviting space for community, conversation, and books.
Come in for an experience you just can’t download! Looking for your next great read? We know online buying and downloading can overwhelm you . . . so many books, so little time! Don’t waste your time on the hunt. Our life-long readers will help you quickly find a great book. Get books you can read in the bathtub or share with your friends. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we can special order for you in person or by phone.
As Greenville's only bookstore, we delight in bringing you a lovingly curated selection of books for readers of all ages. We carry picture books and chapter books for children; fiction for young adult readers; and classics, fiction, inspirational, and other genres as well.
We offer over 25,000 used books, as well as DVDs, CDs, guitars, strings, reeds, and other band supplies.
Welcome to west Houston's friendly neighborhood bookshop! Check our event schedule to see what's coming up and what we're reading!
We are proud and truly grateful to enter our third decade as Houston's leading source for metaphysical information and services.
Houston's premier independent bookseller since 1974, Brazos Bookstore specializes in literary fiction, poetry, art, architecture, and more. With hundreds of author events each year and regular kids programming, the store is not only a reliable source for high quality books but also a cultural hub for writers and readers alike. Throughout the decades, Brazos Bookstore has partnered with Houston's leading arts organizations, becoming an interdisciplinary bookstore. For readers outside Houston, BrazosBookstore.com has weekly updates with original content by Brazos staff and other contributors.
A favorite Katy area destination and community gathering spot for 30 years due to our huge selection of books, toys, games, and gifts and our full calendar of activities and fun.
The Lift is your little shop around the corner, both a bookstore and a gift shop. We carry the good reads: the new, talked-about, sought-after books. The Lift also overflows with colorful, whimsical gifts that are a joy to the senses, including home decor items, items of Texas or Houston interest, and fashion accessories.
Houston's Mystery Bookstore since 1980! Winner of the 2004 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Nominated for Publishers Weekly's Bookseller of the Year (2007-2010).
We are a small but growing bookstore with great used bookstore prices. We have a steady flow of books coming in and we buy out a lot of very old collections. We carry everything from current books to antiquarian and Bible pages etc. We also have a large number of vintage items, antique items, and collectables.
Indie bookshop & distribution company specializing in observing, preserving, and celebrating culture through books, film, art, and healing.
The place in Kingsville for affordable used books, a fresh cup of coffee, unique gifts, and hanging out with friends old and new.
We are a bookstore and wine bar. Come enjoy a glass of wine while browsing our newest selection of books!
Nestled at the end of Broadway Street in Downtown Lubbock, the shelves at Wild Lark Books are filled with bespoken treasures. Enjoy our lounge area during the day or rent it for gatherings like book clubs, meetings, private events, and more. We also have a kitchen in the back to help host!
Bookish is a neighborhood bookstore in Malakoff, Texas that retails a wide range of new and gently used books. This includes fiction, nonfiction, business, science, children's, hobbies, collecting, and other types of books.
Marfa Book Company is a bookstore; publisher; film, music, art and performance venue located in Marfa, Texas. From November 2014 through the following summer, we will be located at the Corder Lumber building on South Dean Street, one block south of Ballroom Marfa, while our original building undergoes a significant renovation. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you'll come and see our temporary location.
We sell used and new books, every genre, every age. In addition we have Melissa and Doug items and a plethora of fun side items, like incense, tea drops, door mats, candles and 4Ocean bracelets.
New books and DVD movies every week. Open 9:30-5:00 Mon-Sat and Sun 1:00-4:00. Hardbacks, paperbacks, Westerns, science fiction, thrillers, VHS movies, cassettes, vinyl record albums, and more!
A local bookstore offering new books, coffee, espresso, tea, gifts, art, and jewelry. A community space fostering a love of books, life-long learning, and growth. Book clubs and other literary events hosted. A local bookstore is good for the soul.
We carry books, homeschool curriculum, school supplies, board games, movies, video games, sports cards, and so much more.
Old Town books provides an oasis in West Texas where individuals can share and celebrate the written word.
The Twig Book Shop began its evolution in 1972. Currently located at the former Pearl Brewery on the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk, The Twig provides newly released books for children and adults as well as award-winning classics. The space at Pearl has become a venue for local and national poets and authors. The Twig makes books available for book clubs, schools, and conferences. The Texana collection makes The Twig a destination for history lovers near and far.
Books on Blanche is a small town bookstore in a 100 year old building. It is family owned and operated with several titles to pick from. Truly a gem and everything is $3 and under. Our motto is "Knowledge should never be overpriced!"
New and used books. Find new releases and school assigned reading. If we don't have it we can order it.
Located in the heart of downtown Waco, Texas, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe is Waco’s independent bookshop.
An indie children's bookshop in the RGV! Books, gifts, and toys for growing minds. We have a wonderful selection of children's books, gifts, & toys plus, a small, but unique, offering of baby and toddler's clothing and accessories. We also personalize a variety of items including bibs, burps, blankets, tops, and more! Weekly storytime, events, classes, parties, and more! Est. 2001