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Indie Bookstores in Arizona

The best list of independent Arizona bookstores

  • Copper News Book Store
  • 10 W Pajaro St
  • City: Ajo
  • Phone: (520) 387-7688
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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We are an independent bookstore located in an old mining town near the Mexican border. We carry used and new books, basic office supplies, our own line of Ajo postcards, magazines, art, and a few gifts.

Bisbee Books & Music

Bisbee Books & Music sells books, musical instruments and accessories, and gifts, games and toys, and hosts author events.

The Friends of the Chandler Public Library offer a wonderful selection of used books, DVDs, magazines, and more! These are mostly from donations from individuals, estates, and companies. It is the place to browse daily for gently used books at bargain prices. Proceeds from used book sales benefit the Friends of the Chandler Public Library, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the Chandler Public Library.

The Friends of the Chandler Public Library offer a wonderful selection of used books, magazines, DVDs, and more!  We are the place to browse daily for gently used books at bargain prices. Proceeds from used book sales benefit the Friends of the Chandler Public Library, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the Chandler Public Library.

The Friends of the Chandler Public Library offer a wonderful selection of used books, DVDs, magazines, and more!  It is the place to browse daily for gently used books at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Chandler Public Library, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the Chandler Public Library.

AZ’s favorite media store. Buying, selling, and trading books, games, movies, and music for over 30 years. Why buy new?

Bright Side Bookshop
  • Bright Side Bookshop
  • 18 N. San Francisco St.
  • City: Flagstaff
  • Phone: (928) 440-5041
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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A fantastic selection of fiction, nonfiction, local authors, children’s, middle reader, young adult, and more! We also have tons of great gifts, puzzles, cards, journals,magazines, and apparel! Located in the heart of Historic downtown Flagstaff, we aim to make ourselves a fabulous community resource for information, events, and information.

  • The Book Shop
  • 231 W Esperanza Blvd Ste B
  • City: Green Valley
  • Phone: (520) 625-1995
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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The Book Shop features new books, second hand books, rental books, and special orders

Book Exchange
  • Book Exchange
  • 2029 McCulloch Blvd N
  • City: Lake Havasu CIty
  • Phone: (928) 453-4043
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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For over eighteen years, the Book Exchange has been serving up the best reading material to the people of Lake Havasu City. With over fifty thousand fictional paperbacks, and thousands of nonfiction, classics, audio books and kid’s, we’ve got something for everyone from the beginning reader to the most veracious. With cards, decor, bookmarks, book covers, and Melissa and Doug toys and art supplies, and we’ve got a shop that shouldn’t be missed!

Changing Hands Bookstore

Arizona’s legendary Changing Hands Bookstore. Independent books for independent minds since 1974. Locations in Phoenix & Tempe.

Dog-Eared Pages Used Books

An old-fashioned, neighborhood bookstore with new, used & rare books.

Grassrootz Bookstore
  • Grassrootz Bookstore
  • 1145 E. Washington St. #200
  • City: Phoenix
  • Phone: (480) 442-0293
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Educational, Literary
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts
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Each purchase from Grassrootz Bookstore helps to fund grassroots organizing, activism, education and economic development efforts in Phoenix, AZ.

Palabras Librerìa/Bookstore

Palabras Librería/Bookstore provides Phoenix’s culturally diverse community with diverse books in both Spanish and English to meet the needs of all community members. We accept book donations in all languages. We sell and rent donated books creating an inclusive multicultural literary cycle of life. This cycle in turn breathes life into neighborhoods providing funding for classes, workshops and events which help to encourage literacy and education.

Peregrine Book Co.
  • Peregrine Book Co.
  • 219A N. Cortez
  • City: Prescott
  • Phone: (928) 445-9000
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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The Peregrine Book Company is Prescott’s largest locally owned bookstore. New & used books, gifts, literary events, creative workshops + much more.  Also see our comics selection.

  • The Book Haven
  • 3040 N Windsong Dr.
  • City: Prescott Valley
  • Phone: (928) 445-2299
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Primarily used books in all genres in Prescott Valley, AZ.

  • Anticus
  • 3922 N. Scottsdale Rd.
  • City: Scottsdale
  • Phone: (480) 483-5663
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts
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The Poisoned Pen carries modern fiction titles, with a specialty in signed, first editions. With 200+ onsite author interviews each year, this is a great place to meet authors and buy signed books.

  • Get Lit. Books
  • 88 S. 1st Street
  • City: Sierra Vista
  • Phone: (520)-843-0101
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Changing Hands Bookstore
  • Changing Hands Bookstore
  • 6428 S McClintock Dr
  • City: Tempe
  • Phone: (480) 730-0205
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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100,000 new and used books in a store that is a work of art — soft curves, beautiful murals, interesting nooks filled with books and gifts for all tastes and budgets. A community gathering place sharing space with The Wildflower Bread Co., a neighborhood bakery & cafe.

Old Town Books is a treasure trove of vintage, first edition, out-of-print, and hard-to-find books. 

Antigone Books
  • Antigone Books
  • 411 N. 4th Ave.
  • City: Tucson
  • Phone: (520) 792-3715
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Feminist, Regional
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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Antigone Books is a zany, independent (and 100% solar-powered) bookstore. We carry excellent books for all ages plus a large selection of fabulous gifts and cards, and host author events. Voted Tucson’s best independent bookstore by the Tucson Weekly, we are located in Tucson’s unique Fourth Avenue shopping district.

Located at Hotel McCoy. Promoting, educating, and curating cultural representation for all ages through literature by Latinx authors. We carry literature by Latinx and Chicanx authors and books that reflect who we are as la gente de Oro.

We carry a wide variety of used, rare, out of print, and scholarly books, and offer a generous trade credit for books year round. We buy December through May.

Littlest Bookshop serves the children of Tucson as a haven of stories and information.

Mostly Books
  • Mostly Books
  • 6208 E. Speedway
  • City: Tucson
  • Phone: (520) 571-0110
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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A neighborhood independent bookstore since 1988 selling new and used books, greeting cards and so much more. Visit us for author events. Open 7 days a week.

A revolutionary bookstore and cafe with shade-grown, organic, better-than-fair-trade coffee and delicious vegetarian and vegan food (we also have some meat options for those who are into that sort of thing). Libros en español para jóvenes y adultos.

  • R Bookmark
  • 11122 W. Alabama Ave Ste D-1
  • City: Youngtown
  • Phone: (623) 977-7482
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Welcome to R Bookmark, a quality bookstore. We carry used paperback books, hardcover books, DVD’s, and audio books.