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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Indiana

The best list of independent Indiana bookstores


  • City Title Bloomington
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  • Address 1 408 E. 6th St.
  • Phone (812) 339-8710
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer powered, non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community; send literature of all types free of charge to prisoners in the midwest; and to provide a meeting space for community and literary groups.
  • City Title Columbus
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  • Address 1 548 Washington St.
  • Phone (812) 376-0778
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Founded in 1973, Viewpoint Books is one of the oldest general bookstores in the state of Indiana. Viewpoint is located in downtown Columbus, Indiana world renowned for its modern architecture.
  • City Title Indianapolis
  • Address 1 9402 Uptown Dr #1400
  • Phone (317) 288-5136
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  • Address 1 911 Massachusetts Ave.
  • Phone (317) 384-1496
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
We're an independent bookstore (making us part of an endangered species), and we're the only bookstore operating in the downtown Indianapolis area. We sell mostly used and some new books for adults and children. We think all of these things make us special, but what really makes us extraordinary is our reason for being. Our bookstore is a source of revenue for the not-for-profit organization Indy Reads whose mission is to improve the literacy skills of adults in central Indiana who currently read at or below the sixth grade level. The profits from Indy Reads Books go directly toward improving literacy in our community through Indy Reads.
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  • Address 1 5619 N. Illinois St.
  • Phone (317) 255-2598
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Founded in 1986 Kids Ink provides quality books and toys for children from birth through the teen years. In addition, select books about parenting and education are available. Books are categorized to provide easy access to books dealing with special needs such as divorce, new babies, and sexuality
  • City Title Kendalville
  • Address 1 201 S. Main St.
  • Phone (260) 349-1745
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Kingsport
  • Address 1 331 E. Sullivan St.
  • Phone (423) 245-2847
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Nobleville
  • Address 1 884 Logan St.
  • Phone (317) 773-0920
  • City Title Shelbyville
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  • Address 1 7 Public Square
  • Phone (317) 392-2270
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Three Sisters Books & Gifts is a general bookstore located in the heart of downtown Shelbyville. We also have a cafe and many unique gift items.
  • City Title St. Meinrad
  • Address 1 200 Hill Dr.
  • Phone (812) 357-6571
  • City Title West Lafayette
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  • Address 1 315 W. State St.
  • Phone (765) 743-1915
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards
Pretty good book store. Established in 1968 Von's has grown into the area's oldest and most respected book shop. We also feature a wide selection of affordable jewelry, greeting cards, comic books and graphic novels, music, and unique gifts from around the world.
  • City Title Zionsville
  • Address 1 4450 Weston Pointe Dr.
  • Phone (317) 733-8710

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