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Independent Bookstores in West Virginia

NewPages.com guide to the best West Virginia indie bookstores

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  • Booktenders
  • 621 Central Ave
  • City: Barboursville
  • Phone: (304) 691-0317
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Stationery
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings, Storytime
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Booktenders is an independent bookstore in Barboursville, WV. We offer coffee, tea, wine, and beer to sip as you peruse the shelves and a selection of fountain pens, inks, and other writing and stationery items! We also have a meeting room available for book clubs or anyone who needs a space to meet up with friends.

ARGO books provides a curated collection of regional literature, classic literature, art & design books, manga and graphic novels.

  • Taylor Books
  • 226 Capitol St.
  • City: Charleston
  • Phone: (304) 342-1461
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Located on Capitol Street in beautiful downtown Charleston, WV, Taylor Books is an independent bookstore, coffee shop, cafe, and art gallery.

Alexandria on Main is Elkins’ beautiful new independent bookstore and event center.

Cicada Books & Coffee

Welcome to Cicada Books & Coffee, a locally-owned bookstore in Huntington’s beautiful antique district. We are a general interest used bookstore carrying fiction ad nonfiction with a large children’s collection. We’re open seven days a week.

  • Inner Geek
  • 30 Pullman Square
  • City: Huntington
  • Phone: (304) 529-7323
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines: Newspapers
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Welcome to The Inner Geek – Huntington (formerly Empire Books), downtown Huntington’s unique independent bookstore carrying new and used books and comic books, as well as new and vintage toys. Stop by the store or visit the website to see what we have to offer!

A New Chapter

  • The Book Store
  • 161 N. St.
  • City: New Martinsville
  • Phone: (304) 455-5080
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy, YA
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Stationery
  • Events: Book Clubs
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We have new and used books for every age and interest. Special orders welcome! We order new books on Mondays, and they arrive the next day or two days later, with no shipping cost. Used books can be ordered anytime, and shipping cost is usually between $3.99 & $4.99. We can also get cds and dvds. Teachers receive a discount of 30%, and purchase orders are accepted. We have a book club that meets each month and we also have a young adult book club. In addition to books, we carry lots of gift items, such candles, jewelry, perfume, Natural Life products, stationery and art supplies, and more.

  • J & M's Used Bookstore
  • 508 37th St.
  • City: Parkersburg
  • Phone: (304) 422-8733
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Newspapers
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West Virginia’s largest bookstore with over 35,000 books, tabletop games, and jigsaw puzzles.

  • Hatter's Bookshop
  • 929 Mercer St.
  • City: Princeton
  • Phone: (304) 487-0787
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We offer a large variety of previously loved fiction and nonfiction books. From classics to recent bestsellers, we have something for all ages and tastes!

Four Seasons Books

  • Four Seasons Books
  • 114 W. German St.
  • City: Shepherdstown
  • Phone: (304) 876-3486
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles, Stationery, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings
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Four Seasons Books is a family-operated bookstore founded in 1991. Located in the heart of downtown historic Shepherdstown at 114 W. German St., we offer a thoughtfully curated selection of new and used books, children’s books and toys, stationery and notecards, and other unique gifts to delight both young and old.

Plot Twist Books is an independent bookstore located in South Charleston, West Virginia. We offer a curated selection of new and used books and bookish gifts.

  • WordPlay
  • 50 W. Main St.
  • City: Wardensville
  • Phone: (304) 897-2233
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Newspapers
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WordPlay is an independent bookstore with an extra helping of fun! Visit WordPlay to discover your next great read, along with games, puzzles, and art and science kits for all ages.

This eclectic shop is the oldest used bookstore in West Virginia.