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Indie Bookstores in North Carolina

The best list of independent North Carolina bookstores

 

  • City Title Asheville
  • Address 1 Grove Arcade, Ste. 101, 1 Page Ave.
  • Phone (828) 252-0020
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 67 N. Lexington Ave.
  • Phone (828) 253-8654
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 800 Fairview Rd., River Ridge Shopping Ctr.
  • Phone (828) 299-1145
  • Type Used books
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 50 North Merrimon Avenue #107
  • Phone (828) 708-7570
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Our mission is to help raise lifelong readers who are curious, imaginative, and independent thinkers by sharing the magic found when you open a book. In addition to children’s books and related items, Spellbound also offers a different kind of shopping experience for families in Western North Carolina. At our store, the “children’s section” is the entire store, and we are always available to help connect kids with books they will love. We have a carefully selected inventory reflecting the best books of yesterday and today, books that kids will want to read again and again…books with staying power…books that hold you spellbound!
  • City Title Boone
  • Address 1 Boone Mall, 1180 Blowing Rock Rd. Ste. C-5
  • Phone (828) 264-4636
Probably closing late June 2014.
  • Address 1 APSU Bookstore, 219 College St.
  • Phone (828) 262-3070
  • City Title Cashiers
  • Address 1 337 Hwy 64 East
  • Phone (828) 743-5015
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Chapter 2 is an independent general bookstore offering new and used books in a broad range of genres. We also carry greeting cards, jigsaw puzzles and reading and writing accessories.
  • City Title Chapel Hill
  • Address 1 UNC Student Stores, Daniels Bldg., 207 South Rd.
  • Phone (919) 962-5060
  • Address 1 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
  • Phone (919) 942-7373
  • City Title Charlotte
  • Address 1 Park Road Shopping Ctr., 4139 Park Rd.
  • Phone (704) 525-9239
  • City Title Davidson
  • Address 1 126 S. Main St.
  • Phone (704) 892-6841
  • City Title Duck
  • Address 1 1240 Duck Rd.
  • Phone (252) 261-5510
  • City Title Durham
  • Address 1 Duke University
  • Phone (919) 684-3986
  • Address 1 313 W. Main St.
  • Phone (919) 973-2573
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Edenton
  • Address 1 103 E. King St.
  • Phone (252) 482-7323
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Elizabeth City
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 111 S. Water St.
  • Phone (252) 335-7243
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Educational, Feminist, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
We are an indie bookstore located on the historic waterfront of Elizabeth City NC. We are a full service store, we host authors, poets, music & children's events.
  • City Title Franklin
  • Address 1 60 East Main Street
  • Phone (828) 369-7942
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Greensboro
  • Address 1 1833 Spring Garden St.
  • Phone (800) 369-9598
  • Address 1 304 S. Elm St.
  • Phone (336) 763-1919
  • Type New books
  • City Title Kitty Hawk
  • Address 1 3712 N. Croatan Hwy.
  • Phone (252) 255-5590
  • City Title Lexington
  • Address 1 23 W. 2nd Ave.
  • Phone (336) 248-2551
  • City Title Louisburg
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 103 W. Nash St.
  • Phone (919) 496-6030
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Small cozy shop with full coffee service, excellent selection of books and wireless internet. Local art and pottery for sale. Plenty of space to sit down, meet a friend or make a new one. We'll special-order any book you are looking for. Reasonable prices.
  • City Title Manteo
  • Address 1 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St.
  • Phone (252) 473-1056
  • City Title Ocracoke Island
  • Address 1 34 School Rd.
  • Phone (252) 928-3936
  • City Title Pittsboro
  • Address 1 2000 Fearington Village Ctr.
  • Phone (919) 542-3030
  • City Title Raleigh
  • Address 1 North Carolina State University
  • Phone (919) 515-3588
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 3039 Medlin Dr.
  • Phone (919) 744-9162
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Raleigh Review Bookshop is located in Old Raleigh in the Sunset Hill Neighborhood. Our specialty is poetry and literary magazines. The space also houses Raleigh Review Literary & Arts Magazine. As well as Raleigh Review Writers' Studio. The 2013 readings and workshops included the poets and teachers Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Marie Howe, Joseph Bathanti among others.
  • City Title Salisbury
  • Address 1 110 S. Main St.
  • Phone (704) 630-9788
  • City Title Shelby
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 212 S Lafayette
  • Phone (704) 487-8477
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
A variety of book clubs, a fierce commitment to promoting local authors and a love of finding the perfect something for the vaguely needy reader are just a few of the things that make Fireside Books of Forest City, NC everything an indie bookstore should be...We’re the only independent bookstore with about 45 minutes in any direction!
  • City Title Southern Pines
  • Address 1 140 NW Broad St.
  • Phone (910) 692-3211
  • City Title Southport
  • Address 1 (4961 Long Beach Rd. SE #11
  • Phone (910) 457-9017
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Sylva
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 3 E Jackson St.
  • Phone (888) 853-6298 or (828) 586-9499
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Selling new & used books, gifts, journals, maps & more in Sylva, North Carolina since 1984. Our neighbors at City Lights Cafe sell coffee and tea in addition to crepes and other tasty treats. We're open 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday, and 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Sunday.
  • City Title Topsail Beach
  • Address 1 708 S. Anderson Blvd.
  • Phone (800) 697-9134 or (910) 328-4969
  • City Title Tryon
  • Address 1 94 N. Trade St.
  • Phone (828) 859-9304
  • City Title Wilmington
  • Address 1 4418 Park Ave.
  • Phone (910) 452-1107
  • Address 1 318 Nutt St., The Cotton Exchange
  • Phone (910) 762-4444
  • Specialty Regional
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