Where would literary culture be without independent bookstores? Independent booksellers are the leading tastemakers of the bookselling world. They curate an inspiring selection of books and handsell them to readers throughout their community. The chorus of independent bookstores throughout the country is an essential resource for readers to find the books they love, and a powerful outlet for publishers to ensure the books they release every season are purchased, taken home, and read.
We can help you access the best of locally owned and operated independent bookstores throughout the literary Midwest.
With our interactive bookstore directory, search for many unique factors, such as a specific type of bookstore, stores with special events and book clubs, blogs, online ordering, IndieCommerce, new vs. used books, and coffee or cafe.
With our interactive bookstore map below, explore our entire 9-state region. Enter a city or zip code in the search bar to take you to the bookstores nearest your location. Click on this link to go full-screen exploring!
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