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Indie Bookstores in Pennsylvania

The best list of independent Pennsylvania bookstores

 

  • City Title Bryn Mawr
  • Address 1 1041 West Lancaster Ave.
  • Phone (610) 525-1480
  • City Title Carlisle
  • Address 1 129 W. High St.
  • Phone (717) 243-4744
  • Address 1 16 S. Main St.
  • Phone (215) 230-7610
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Easton
  • Address 1 3701 William Penn Hwy
  • Phone (610) 438-4464
  • Type Used books
We are a used book store in Palmer Township. We have over 30,000 books from many different genres. Come by and get yourself Hooked on a Book or two!
  • City Title Emmaus
  • Address 1 379 Main St.
  • Phone (610) 928-8600
  • Specialty Children's
  • Address 1 56 S. 4th St.
  • Phone (610) 966-3114
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Hanover
  • Address 1 125 Broadway
  • Phone (717) 630-2524
  • City Title Harleysville
  • Address 1 680 Main St.
  • Phone (215) 256-9311
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  • Address 1 Harrisburg Transportation Ctr. 4th & Market St.
  • Phone (717) 232-7775
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Transit News is the world's best train station newsstand. In addition to regular newsstand fare, we keep more than 300 classic paperback titles in stock and have everything a traveler needs. Snacks, food, great coffee, soft drinks, souvenirs, train toys, phone chargers, and more. Books of regional interest and about trains for children and older train enthusiasts are also offered. Our collection of more than 1600 train songs serves as the shop's background music.
  • City Title Haverford
  • Address 1 17 Haverford Station Rd.
  • Phone (610) 642-6274
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Havertown
  • Address 1 7 Manoa Shopping Ctr
  • Phone (610) 924-0993
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Kennet Square
  • Address 1 331 E. State St.
  • Phone (610) 444-8020
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Kutztown
  • Address 1 230 W. Main St.
  • Phone (484) 648-2712
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Lebanon
  • Address 1 2264 Lebanon Valley Mall
  • Phone (717) 272-3333
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Ligonier
  • Address 1 139 E. Main St.
  • Phone (724) 238-7933
  • City Title Lititz
  • Address 1 35 E. Main St.
  • Phone (717) 627-1990
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Mechanicsburg
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 6 Clouser Rd.
  • Phone (717) 795-7470
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Mystery
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop has specialized in Mystery, Spy, Thriller and Horror books since 1990. Our inventory also includes true crime/forensics. Located in south central Pennsylvania, our shelves are filled with new and used books by authors ranging from Agatha Christie to Arthur Conan Doyle ... James Patterson to Tess Gerritsen. We offer themed gift baskets starting at $30. On our website, we offer not only a complete range of mystery, spy, thriller and horror ... you can order anything from books on antiques and collectibles to gardening.
  • City Title New Hope
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 44 S. Main St.
  • Phone (215) 862-2452
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
We are a large family run independent bookstore that has been in business for 47 years. We are a general purpose bookstore with a large selection of small presses. We have a cat.
  • City Title Newtown
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  • Address 1 2835 S. Eagle Rd.
  • Phone (215) 968-2400
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Newtown Bookshop is an independent bookshop with its location in the Village of Newtown Shopping Center. We offer a great selection of books, unique gifts and greeting cards and a staff that helps you find that perfect book!
  • Address 1 1409 W. Erie Ave.
  • Phone (215) 965-1559
  • Address 1 709 S. 4th St.
  • Phone (215) 592-1207
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 345 S. 12th St.
  • Phone (215) 923-2960
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Feminist
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
There’s no better place to see the breadth and depth of lgbt culture. Our staff has, collectively, more than 100 years’ experience with our books, magazines, and movies, . Our regular announcements of new books and movies comprise the most up to date and complete listings of materials in our subjects available anywhere. Our website, broken into lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual sections, organizes by year and subject (fiction, parenting, etc.) almost all the books we’ve received going back about five years.
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  • Address 1 4526  Spruce St.
  • Phone (215) 222-1576
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Educational, Feminist, Literary
Our shop is located on two floors of a quiet, comfortable Victorian house on the edge of the University of Pennsylvania campus. The large stock of general and scholarly books is divided between new and used, and is well-organized and categorized.
  • Address 1 704 South St.
  • Phone (215) 413-0999
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Children's, Feminist
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Founded in 1976, the Wooden Shoe is an all volunteer, collectively-run, anarchist book store. Functioning within a system we oppose, we seek to be an example of one way things can function without anyone commanding or forcing us to think or act a certain way. We have neither bosses nor managers and make all of our decisions through consensus rather than majority rule voting so as to empower those involved. We also identify as an infoshop, meaning that we serve as a space for people to gather, learn, and find out more about like-minded activities happening in their communities.
  • City Title Pittsburgh
  • Address 1 929 Liberty Ave.
  • Phone (412) 471-1899
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Address 1 410 S. Craig St.
  • Phone (412) 681-9111
  • Type Used books
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 3138 Dobson St. 3rd Floor
  • Phone (412) 251-5451
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
  • Events Author Signings
Supporting individual creators, self-publishers and small presses while offering a curated collection of the best in comics, literature, art, music and cinema. An oasis at the crossroads of culture.
  • Address 1 3233 W. Liberty Ave.
  • Phone (412) 344-7444
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 810 Bellefonte St.-Shadyside
  • Phone (412) 681-8755 or (877) 681-8755
  • Address 1 514 Allegheny River Blvd.
  • Phone (412) 828-4877 or (888) 800-6078
  • Specialty Mystery
  • Address 1 4812 Liberty Ave.
  • Phone (412) 687-4323
  • Address 1 4000 Fifth Ave.
  • Phone (412) 648-1455
  • City Title Sewickley
  • Address 1 420 Beaver St.
  • Phone (412) 741-3838
  • City Title Slippery Rock
  • Address 1 Slippery Rock University Union
  • Phone (724) 738-2104
  • City Title Warren
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 227 Liberty St.
  • Phone (814) 688-3009
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
We are a Real Brick & Mortar Book Shop. Primarily used books, we also carry vintage vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books and Sheet Music. We are open 6 days a week and on Sundays "By Chance." Thousands of Books in all subjects, from the more recent to the old, rare and obscure, you're sure to find something to satisfy you literary desires.
  • City Title Wellsboro
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 25 Main St.
  • Phone (570) 724-5793
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
From My Shelf is located in beautiful, small-town Wellsboro, PA, right on historic Main Street. We're proud to be a customer-centered, independently-owned bookstore. Our knowledgeable staff and eclectic, ever-changing inventory has garnered us praise from big-city visitors and fellow small-town dwellers alike.
  • City Title West Chester
  • Address 1 865 Lenape Rd.
  • Phone (610) 696-0816
  • City Title Williamsport
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 107 West 4th St.
  • Phone (570) 326-5764 or (888) 762-4526
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings
Established in 1841, Otto's is the oldest independent bookstore in the USA. Family owned since the '30s. Huge selection of both new and used. Web site lists over 3 1/2 million books and e-books. Speedy special orders. Come find the book you didn't know you needed.
  • City Title York
  • Address 1 2159 White St., Ste. 18
  • Phone (717) 843-2947
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
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