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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Alabama

The best list of independent Alabama bookstores


  • City Title Albertville
  • Address 1 126 N Broad St.
  • Phone (256) 660-3556
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

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.

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

An independent bookstore, where every book is signed!

We're an aspiring radical feminist bookstore and community space in Birmingham that aims to support grassroots movements in our region, while creating an environment that models and encourages cooperation, collaboration, and authentic relationship building.

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

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  • Address 1 2021 3rd Ave. N.
  • Phone (205) 326-4460
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy

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.

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  • Address 1 5502B Crestwood Blvd.
  • Phone (205) 202-3021
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

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.

  • City Title Cullman
  • Address 1 207 3rd St SW
  • Phone (256) 736-2622
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

New and gently used hardback and paperback books.

  • City Title Daphne
  • Address 1 28851 N Main St. Ste. C
  • Phone (251) 308-1980
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Flip Flop Book Shop is a new and used bookstore located in Daphne, AL. We BUY, SELL, and TRADE books of most genres and strive to curate a unique book shopping experience.

  • City Title Decatur
  • Address 1 324A 2nd Ave. SE
  • Phone (256) 822-2139
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts

Second Read Books carries quality used hardcover, trade paperback, and rare/vintage books at fair prices. We have a variety of genres including, thriller fiction, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, religious fiction, history, biography/memoirs, sports, religious, true crime, classics/literature, and a variety of others. Come in, browse and feel at home! We accept books for store credit or cash. We value the trade-ins based on factors such as condition of the book, popularity of the title, author, or topic, current inventory, and market value. We are selective! We will not accept every book that is offered. And you are under no obligation to accept our trade-in/cash offer. This ensures that we maintain a good inventory of quality used books and you feel that you receive good value for your trade-in. If we don't have a book that you want, we can get it quickly.

  • City Title Fairhope
  • Address 1 15 S. Section
  • Phone (251) 928-3664
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

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  • Address 1 32 S. Section St.
  • Phone (251) 928-5295
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

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

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.

  • City Title Hartselle
  • Address 1 701H Nance Ford Rd.
  • Phone (256) 754-5111
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

We have all types of books for children and adults. Please visit us at our "Branch Books" Facebook page for more information.

  • City Title Homewood
  • Address 1 2844 18th St S
  • Phone (205) 870-7461
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

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.

Contemporary Fine Press and Artists' Books. Open by appointment only.

  • City Title Huntsville
  • Address 1 6125 University Dr., Ste B-24
  • Phone (256) 881-5040
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are North Alabama's premier used and new trading bookstore. We offer high quality books for purchase or trade.

  • Address 1 4001 Holmes Ave. NW
  • Phone (256) 895-0082
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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

  • Address 1 6950 Moffett Rd
  • Phone (251) 649-0100
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We sell and trade books and carry thousands of paperbacks.

  • City Title Monroeville
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  • Address 1 133 W Claiborne St.
  • Phone (251) 593-4981
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Literary, Regional

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.

  • City Title Montgomery
  • Address 1 105 S. Court St.
  • Phone (334) 834-3552
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Montgomery's only independent bookstore, selling new and used titles, and hosting author events.

  • City Title Owens Cross Roads
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  • Address 1 3037 Old Highway 431
  • Phone (256) 725-2665
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We have been in business for over 20 years. We have stocked our online shop with rare, used and out print books. We also have postcards, sheet music, advertising, photographs and other ephemera. We will be happy to answer any questions you have by either email or phone.  Our open shop West Station Antiques is in Downtown Historic Owens Cross Roads in Northern Alabama. Our Hours are Thursday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 1-5. We offer a general line of used and rare books and ephemera as well as other antiques.

  • City Title Priceville
  • Address 1 650 Hwy. 67 S.
  • Phone (256) 350-0929
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title Tuscaloosa
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  • Address 1 1928 7th St.
  • Phone (205) 632-5331
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Educational, Feminist, LGBT, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

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. With a village approach, we provide space for book clubs to meet, authors to hold book signings, and artists to exhibit their craft, as all are essential to our purpose. The store’s namesakes are Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson. On a recent New Year’s visit to Paris, store owners Easty and Ian visited one of Hemingways’ early 20th-century residences in the Latin Quarter, which provided the inspiration for the store name. Fast forward to August and the store location was found and the store manager, Avery, hired.


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