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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Alabama

The best list of independent Alabama bookstores

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We are a locally owned new and used bookstore located in Historical Downtown Albertville. We have a large selection of new and used books, for all ages in all genres. We take trade-ins of gently used books and cheerfully accept special orders.

Your downtown resource for books, gifts, coffee, pastries, wine, and beer.

Comfortable bookstore and coffee shop that offers pastries, desserts, beer, and wine!

Alabama Booksmith

An independent bookstore, where every book is signed!

Burdock Book Collective

Burdock Book Collective aims to create radically inclusive community building and political organizing space in Birmingham AL. In addition, we curate intersectional feminist literature written by authors of different identities and life experiences, while centering and uplifting marginalized voices.

Church Street Coffee & Books

We’re a coffee shop and bookstore in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Jim Reed Books

  • Jim Reed Books
  • 2021 3rd Ave. N.
  • City: Birmingham
  • Phone: (205) 326-4460
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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An amazing mixture of books used, rare and new, including 500-year-old titles as well as hard-to-find volumes both current and old. Reed Books/The Museum of Fond Memories is a time machine that you’ll want to visit time and again.

Thank You Books

  • Thank You Books
  • 5502B Crestwood Blvd.
  • City: Birmingham
  • Phone: (205) 202-3021
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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Woman-owned, general interest neighborhood bookstore, with an emphasis on literary fiction, and also featuring a strong children’s selection, as well as poetry and small press. We believe in the power of books to create and strengthen community, and our motto is: find your book, find your people.

  • Camelot Books & Comics
  • 207 3rd St. SW
  • City: Cullman
  • Phone: (256) 736-2622
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Newspapers
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A 17 year fixture in Cullman, Al, Camelot Carrie’s the latest in comics and new reads as well as back issues and over 100,000 used hard and soft cover books. Visit with plenty of time to explore the tesseract that is Camelot.

  • Downtown Books
  • 150 N. Foster St.
  • City: Dothan
  • Phone: (334) 305-2599
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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  • The Book Inn
  • 15 S. Section
  • City: Fairhope
  • Phone: (251) 928-3664
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We opened in 1979 to sell books at 40% off the original cover price. We have audio books, cookbooks, and some new books, as well as solar knickknacks.

Page & Palette

An independent seller of books (new, used, and sale) & art supplies for 44 years in downtown Fairhope, Alabama.

Book Exchange of Foley

We carry lots of paperbacks, hardcovers, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as DVDs and used videogames. Just a quick drive from Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Robertsdale.

  • Branch Books
  • 701H Nance Ford Rd.
  • City: Hartselle
  • Phone: (256) 754-5111
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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We have all types of books for children and adults. Please visit us at our “Branch Books” Facebook page for more information.

Birmingham’s oldest independent bookstore. Family owned and operated since 1973. We help you find the books you’ll love, hosting author signings, readings, storytimes, and more.

  • The Book Shelf
  • 6125 University Dr., Ste B-24
  • City: Huntsville
  • Phone: (256) 881-5040
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We are North Alabama’s premier used and new trading bookstore. We offer high quality books for purchase or trade.

  • The Booklegger
  • 4001 Holmes Ave. NW
  • City: Huntsville
  • Phone: (256) 895-0082
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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The Haunted Book Shop

Independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Mobile, Alabama. We carry new, used, and rare books.

  • Meg's Books
  • 6950 Moffett Rd
  • City: Mobile
  • Phone: (251) 649-0100
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We sell and trade books and carry thousands of paperbacks.

Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe

A unique gem of a bookstore located in downtown Monroeville, Alabama, we have a large inventory and our shelves are replenished daily with new and exciting finds.

  • 1977 Books
  • 39 Dexter Ave. #209
  • City: Montgomery
  • Phone: (334) 409-1315
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Bookstore, library and community space. For the people, by the people.

Gibson's Books
  • Gibson's Books
  • 3037 Old Highway 431
  • City: Owens Cross Roads
  • Phone: (256) 725-2665
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, YA
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We have been in business for over 30 years.  Our open shop West Station Antiques is in Downtown Historic Owens Cross Roads in Northern Alabama. We offer a general line of used and rare books and ephemera as well as other antiques. Our Hours are 1-5 Saturday and Sunday.

The best place to get new and used books! Located on State Highway 67 about 1 mile east of Interstate 65. Around 7 miles from US. Highway 31 in Decatur.

Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
  • Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
  • 1928 7th St.
  • City: Tuscaloosa
  • Phone: (205) 632-5331
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: Children's, Crime/Mystery, Feminist, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles, Stationery, Toys/Games
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Ernest & Hadley Booksellers strives to provide a unique selection of books and other creative materials from local, regional, and international sources. We seek the input of community members who have a deep love of books and wish to share that passion with others. 

Sweet Home Books

  • Sweet Home Books
  • 107 E. Bridge St.
  • City: Wetumpka
  • Suburb of: Montgomery
  • Phone: (334) 391-4712
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, YA
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Puzzles, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs
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Sweet Home Books opened in May of 2021 in downtown Wetumpka, Alabama. We carry books and bookish gifts for all ages. We love hosting book clubs, author signings, and fun book swaps with our amazing bookish community.