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Independent Bookstores in Alaska

NewPages.com guide to the best Alaska indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in Alaska are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

  • Bivy
  • 419 G St. Ste. 100
  • City: Anchorage
  • Phone: (907) 891-5482
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Art
  • Sidelines: Artwork
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Bivy is a contemporary art gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. The space hosts a permanent bookstore dedicated to artists’ books, zines, and experimental editions by independent publishers from all over the world.

We are the largest bookstore in Alaska, and one of the largest used bookstores in the US. We feature used and bargain books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and vinyls.

The Writer's Block Bookstore & Café

The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe is Anchorage’s newest indie bookstore catering to Alaska letters serving great international comfort food and hosting author events.

  • The Bookstore
  • 223 Main St.
  • City: Haines
  • Phone: (907) 766-3356
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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Bookstore selling new & used books, gifts, toys for kiddos & more.

  • Homer Bookstore
  • 332 E Pioneer Ave. #1
  • City: Homer
  • Phone: (907) 235-7496
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Gifts
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The longest running independent bookstore in Southcentral Alaska with new books, great note cards, puzzles, journals, book lights, and espresso to drink while you shop!

Hearthside Books
  • Hearthside Books
  • 8745 Glacier Highway
  • City: Juneau
  • Phone: (907) 789-2750
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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A full service independent bookstore in the heart of downtown Juneau. We carry an excellent selection of Alaska books and Alaska gifts. Within walking distance of the cruise.

A new, used and rare bookstore located in downtown Juneau, Alaska. Now buying and selling vinyl! Stop in to check out our carefully curated collection.

Celebrating over 30 years of indie bookselling in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • The Islander Bookshop
  • 1315 Mill Bay Rd.
  • City: Kodiak
  • Phone: (907) 942-7560
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Kodiak’s small, independent bookshop.

Fireside Books
  • Fireside Books
  • 720 S. Alaska St.
  • City: Palmer
  • Phone: (907) 745-2665
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines: Magazines/Newspapers
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Open since 2001, Fireside Books celebrates good writing in the small town of Palmer, Alaska. We host author events.

Old Harbor Books

Locally owned since 1976. Specializing in all good book things, including Alaskana.

Skaguay News Depot & Books

Open all year in beautiful Skagway, Alaska. We have hundreds of Alaska-Yukon titles in stock, as well as children’s books, contemporary literature, bestsellers, maps, journals, and more.

A small, fully stocked bookstore with easy access from Sterling Highway at the Y in Soldotna. Come visit us when you’re fishing for a good book to read or a gift for someone special. We’re known for our top-notch Alaskana section.

  • Black Birch Books
  • 2901 E. Bogard Rd. #104
  • City: Wasilla
  • Phone: (907) 373-2677
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Black Birch Books is a female veteran owned business. We specialize in mostly used books, bookbinding and restoration, Alaskan gifts, and a killer community board! We ship anywhere.