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Indie Bookstores in Ohio

The best list of independent Ohio bookstores

 

  • City Title Athens
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  • Address 1 74 E State St.
  • Phone (740) 592-4865
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
We have a unique selection of new & used books of all kinds, including a "castle" full of wonderful children's books. We also have Melissa and Doug toys, games, puzzles, maps, calendars, puppets, journals and much more. Experience this island of calm in the heart of Athens, with a comfortable sitting area to relax with a cappuccino or Smoothie. Free parking.
  • City Title Barberton
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  • Address 1 564 W. Tuscarawas Ave. #102
  • Phone (330) 745-9292
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
A charming 3,000+ square foot used bookstore in a historic building in beautiful Downtown Barberton, OH. A general bookstore with over 80,000 volumes of very good condition use hardcover and paperback books (great selection of romance and mystery) in all categories. Store hours are M, Tu, Wed 10-6, Th & Fri 10-7, Sat 10.
  • City Title Chagrin Falls
  • Address 1 29 N. Franklin St.
  • Phone (440) 247-4050
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
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  • Address 1 7754 Camargo Rd.
  • Phone (513) 271-9140
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings
One of Cincinnati's oldest independent retail bookstores! The Bookshelf, true to its founders' vision, is a friendly, neighborhood conclave where customers are greeted by name and always receive a wonderful recommendation for a good book.
  • City Title Cleveland
  • Address 1 1386 W. 65th St.
  • Phone (216) 314-4644
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, LGBT, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Guide To Kulchur is a worker-owned cooperative bookstore, print shop, and show space dedicated to being an incubator for emerging voices in print and transformative social justice. Our projects include GTK Press, Cleveland Books 2 Prisoners, and The Sally Tatnall Black Box.
  • City Title Cleveland Heights
  • Address 1 12419 Cedar Rd.
  • Phone (216) 791-2665
  • Address 1 1820 Coventry Rd.
  • Phone (216) 321-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Columbus
  • Address 1 464 W. 5th Ave.
  • Phone (614) 486-1860
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 3527 N. High St.
  • Phone (614) 263-2903
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Karen Wickliff Books located in Columbus, Ohio, is the oldest and largest used book store in Columbus with recent, out of print, scholarly and collectible books. Regular open HOURS are 11:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday. 614-263-2903. Other times are by chance. We have been in the book business for over 35 years and are located at 3527 N. HIGH ST. about three miles north of Ohio State University. Fiction; Ancient, Classical, Medieval and Modern History, Science, Nature, Religion, Children's, Art, Poetry, Drama, Folklore, Linguistics, Philosophy, Travel and Military are our main sections with hundreds of titles available in each. We have a Second Store, BOOKHAVEN, in Springfield, Ohio.
  • Address 1 631 S. Third St.
  • Phone (614) 464-1774
  • City Title Granville
  • Address 1 143 E. Broadway
  • Phone (740) 587-7744
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Hudson
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  • Address 1 204 N. Main St.
  • Phone (330) 653-2252 or (800) 968-2685
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
The Learned Owl is an independent community bookstore offering three floors of books for all ages and interests. If we don't have a certain book in stock, we can usually order it; we also offer an out-of-print search service. We have partnered with Kobo to provide our customers with access to over three million downloadable eBooks. Stop by to browse and enjoy our old-fashioned atmosphere, up-to-the-minute book selection, and unparalleled service!
  • City Title Mansfield
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  • Address 1 104 N. Main St.
  • Phone (419) 522-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Main Street Books has been an independent, locally-owned bookstore in Mansfield for over 16 years. We are known for our strong collection of local authors and local interest books as well as for the active role we play in the community with readings, author events, open mics, book club, writing group, and more. We proudly carry books that our big box bookstore overlooks, like those of new authors and small presses.
  • City Title Mount Vernon
  • Address 1 229 S. Main St.
  • Phone (740) 392-9290
  • City Title Oberlin
  • Address 1 13 W. College St.
  • Phone (440) 774-6463
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
MindFair Books, with an amazingly broad mix of new and used books, serves academic and general interest readers and collectors alike, with a full range of services and a knowledgeable staff. Have a question about a specific book or can’t find what you are looking for? We would be happy to help you locate the books, whether in stock or to be ordered.
  • City Title Shaker Heights
  • Address 1 13015 Larchmere Rd.
  • Phone (216) 795-9800
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Springfield
  • Address 1 1549 Commerce Rd.
  • Phone (937) 322-9021
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery
Bookhaven is a general used book store with an outstanding selection of desirable current and out of print hardback and paperback books in many subject areas. Some of our more popular areas are Fiction with best sellers, classics, historical romance, mysteries, thrillers, horror, westerns and science fiction; Young Adult and Children's; Religion and Bibles; Cookbooks; Technical; Military; U.S. and World History; Nature; Sports; Fine Arts; Crafts and Gardening. We are located on the west side about a mile east of Route 68 between Routes 40 and 41 off Bechtle. Hours are 10:30-4:30, Monday through Saturday.
  • City Title Toledo
  • Address 1 6060 Renaissance Pl., Ste. F
  • Phone (419) 469-8983
  • Specialty Feminist
  • City Title Troy
  • Address 1 1201-C Experiment Farm Rd.
  • Phone (937) 335-1167 or (800) 842-1604
  • City Title Wooster
  • Address 1 205 W. Liberty St.
  • Phone (330) 262-1688
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
The Wooster Book Company is a 7200 square foot bookstore, now one of the largest independent bookstores in Ohio. It is owned and managed by individuals who are proud of their enterprise, their community, and pleased to be respected members of the book industry. We take pride in our ability to select and display the most compelling and interesting books in a great variety of subjects. We also take special pride in being knowledgeable and informed about books. Our mission, for over two decades, is to provide fulfillment to book lovers—both readers and writers.
  • City Title Xenia
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  • Address 1 30 S. Detroit St.
  • Phone (937) 376-3522
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Café/Food
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Blue Jacket Books offers a carefully selected inventory of used and out-of-print books in many fields, including the arts and sciences, poetry and prose, social sciences and humanities. We carry rare, antiquarian, and collectible items, as well as books for pleasure reading and research. Most of our inventory is used, but we have a selection of new titles of local and special interest, as well as a line of inexpensive editions of classic literature and Dover children's activity and coloring books. We regularly purchase libraries, estates, and personal book collections, as well as individual books of value.
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