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Independent Bookstores in Georgia

NewPages.com guide to the best Georgia indie bookstores

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

The Crazy Book Lady is a used bookstore that buys, sells, and trades new and used books. I enjoy placing books with people who truly want or need them. I try to have a large selection of books – old, new, odd, unique, etc.

Avid Bookshop is YOUR neighborhood bookshop. Visit our charming store to browse our well-curated selection of books for all ages. We can give you a classic, personalized shopping experience in-store as well as more modern offerings such as online shopping, e-books, textbook rentals, access to almost any book in print, cutting edge events, regular children’s story times, and more. Avid Bookshop has two locations, one located on Prince Avenue, and the other located in Five Points.

44th & 3rd Bookseller

44th & 3rd Bookseller is a business created to bring our customers books that represent the richness, diversity, and genius of Black expression.

Since 1989, A Cappella Books has been intown Atlanta’s only full-service general bookstore, buying and selling new, used, rare and out-of-print titles. Located in Inman Park, we’re widely known for our selection.

Book Boutique is one of Atlanta’s ultimate premier African American Owned Multi-Cultral Book Stores.

Proud to be EAV’s indie bookstore! Used & new books, local art & wares, and events. At Bookish, we believe Every Story Matters.

Charis: Books & More

Welcome to Charis Books and More, the South’s oldest and largest feminist bookstore. We specialize in diverse and unique children’s books, feminist and cultural studies books, and LGBTQ fiction as well as general literary fiction.

  • For Keeps Books
  • 171 Auburn Ave. Unit H1
  • City: Atlanta
  • Type: Used books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: African American
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African American rare books, classics and ephemera. Open from 10-5 Thursday-Sunday.

  • Lucian Books and Wine
  • 3005 Peachtree Rd.
  • City: Atlanta
  • Phone: (404) 549-2655
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food
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Medu is the second largest African-American owned bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia.

Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore

Serving the metaphysical community in Atlanta and the Southeast for over 25 years, the Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore is an oasis of calm in a hectic world, featuring spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, personal growth books, aromatherapy oils, candles, incense, crystals, gemstone jewelry, altar statuary, goddess clothing, chimes, feng shui cures, magical tools, and a touch of whimsy. The Phoenix Psychic Center features mediums, tarot readers, astrologers daily along with classes in meditation, tarot, and various metaphysical tools and talents. We host lectures and signings by both local and national authors.

  • Posman Books
  • 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
  • City: Atlanta
  • Phone: (470) 355-9041
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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At our Ponce City Market location, we carry a distinctive selection of adult and children’s books, toys and games, and greeting cards. From classics to cult favorites to new discoveries, we have the perfect gift for everyone – and for you. 

  • Read Shop
  • 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE Ste 125
  • City: Atlanta
  • Phone: (678) 742-7853
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea
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Tall Tales Book Shop

We are a full-service independent bookstore in Atlanta. We order books almost every day, do out-of-print book searches, and host regular author events. We have been serving the Emory/Toco Hills/Greater Atlanta community for over 40 years! Come visit us!

Virginia Highland Books celebrates storytellers, good reads, book clubs, and more. It will host storytimes, author readings, and plans to include vinyl records, local art, and more.

Book Tavern

The Book Tavern is a locally owned and operated used, new, and rare bookstore located at 936 Broad Street Downtown Augusta.

Founded in 1891 by N.A. Horton, Horton’s Books & Gifts has been a part of the Carrollton, Georgia community for over a century. The bookstore offers vintage charm for modern lifestyles—a place to read, rest, and relax away from the hectic pace of the world.

Underground Books
  • Underground Books
  • 102 Alabama St.
  • City: Carrollton
  • Phone: (678) 951-4689
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Underground Books is a charmingly eccentric bookshop located below street-level in Carrollton, Georgia’s historic downtown. With an emphasis on scholarly used, rare, and antiquarian titles, book lovers will find delightful browsing opportunities in many genres.

Chamblee’s only independent, neighborhood bookstore featuring rare, collectible, new and used books. We also host book signings, art displays, book groups and storytelling events. Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and read a good book in a warm and friendly environment. Right down the road from Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Decatur.

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop aims to serve the literary, intellectual, & cultural needs of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. We offer a tightly curated browsing experience for all ages, as well as literary events.

  • Onyx Bookstore Cafe
  • 3301 Salem Rd.
  • City: Covington
  • Phone: (470) 207-1549
  • Type: New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Onyx Bookstore Cafe provides the community with a place to experience quality books, and drink organic international coffee and teas from around the globe, and enjoy tasty baked goods. Also art pieces from local artists.

  • Book Nook
  • 3073 N Druid Hills Rd.
  • City: Decatur
  • Phone: (404) 633-1342
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Since 1973, at our bookstore you can buy, sell, and trade your used merchandise. Stop by our location in Decatur, GA and browse around our wide array of books, CDs, movies, comics, and more.

Brave and Kind Books
Eagle Eye Book Shop

Eagle Eye Book Shop is an independently owned and locally operated bookstore in Decatur. We sell new, used, vintage, and rare books. We do many author signings and outside events, over 300 last year alone! If you’re in the Decatur area, drop on by!

The Listening Tree is a children’s booktique created to perpetuate literacy and a love of reading in our global community.

Little Shop of Stories is the best independent bookstore for kids and the grownups they become in the observable universe!

  • Douglasville Books
  • 6643 Church St.
  • City: Douglasville
  • Phone: (770) 949-4363
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We are a locally owned bookstore that has been in Douglasville for 28 years. We sell new and used books. Books can be brought in for store credit. We do not buy books.

We are LaGrange’s newest used bookstore! Follow our Facebook page to get the latest info on events, fire sales, and other book-related news!

A multicultural family bookstore & homeschool supply located within Gwinnett County, GA with a mission: To empower and honor the voices of many, in the fight for equity & justice for all, both within and beyond the pages, only with love!

  • Broad Street Books
  • 112 E. Broad St.
  • City: Louisville
  • Phone: (478) 253-2500
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Engaging minds, inspiring action and sparking creativity through the love of books. Join us on Saturdays for morning storytimes.

The Book House is Cobb County’s oldest full service bookstore.

  • Bookmiser
  • 3822 Roswell Rd.
  • City: Marietta
  • Phone: (770) 509-5611
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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New and used books, cards, and book related gifts.

An independent bookstore in McDonough, GA. Selling new books to all ages, gifts, toys, and games. We also feature a wine and beer bar, the Rough Draft. Offering event space for book clubs, parties, showers, story time reading, book and author events, weddings, and live music. We are open 7 days a week.

An independent bookshop for independent authors. We carry titles by authors who took the non-traditional route to becoming published. Our motto is never judge a book by its cover or how it’s published. Let us introduce you to your favorite indie author.

The Story Shop

The Story Shop is a whimsical children’s book shop exploding with imagination and wonder, where your favorite stories come to life! Join us for special events like our “Meet the Author” days, Mommy & Me classes, and more.

  • Nubian Bookstore
  • 1540 Southlake Pkwy
  • City: Morrow
  • Phone: (678) 422-6120
  • Type: New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: African American
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Nubian Bookstore is your number one source for African American books, artwork, DVDs, and more.

The Book Worm

We opened our doors in October of 2005 in the back room of our shop with a few hundred gently used books in just a few assorted genres; now, we are home to over 30,000 titles in a wide variety of genres with hundreds of accessories! Set in the heart of historic, downtown Powder Springs, we strive to bring the best in literature to a growing community that’s as diverse as the books on our shelves!

  • G.J. Ford Bookshop
  • 600 Sea Island Rd.
  • City: Saint Simons Island
  • Phone: (912) 634-6168
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards
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G.J. Ford Bookshop is the Golden Isles’ only independent bookshop offering books of local and regional interest as well as the most recently published books of fiction and nonfiction. Also a great selection of children’s books, audio books, and cards. Out-of-Print searches and Special Orders. Writing enthusiasts will love the great selection of reasonably priced Lamy Writing Instruments.

Righton Books

Righton Books is an independent bookstore in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island.

We are a metaphysical bookstore for all things Astrology, Wicca, manifestation (The Law of Attraction), Past Lives, Hindu and Buddhist, Angels, Shamanism, Spirituality and LOTS more!  We also have an extremely popular used book room where we offer books at 50% to 75% off the retail price!

The Book Lady Bookstore

Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the shop currently has 50K books in over 40 genres, both gently used and new. Check our calendar for current events and book club schedules. Free wifi, cafe and knowledgeable (opinionated!) staff.

Books on Bay provides a unique shopping experience for book lovers. Tucked away in a small building on West Bay Street below The Attic Antiques, the shop has thousands of books ranging from the 1600s to the late 1900s. Categories include both the traditional and the whimsical. All of the favorites are there—Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Dick & Jane, Zane Grey, The Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Dorothy and Toto, and more!

We are the oldest bookstore in Savannah, GA, and we specialize in new and regional books.

Read It Again is a new and used bookstore located in John’s Creek, GA. We also carry an eclectic selection of gifts, cards, and novelties. Our staff is competent, friendly, and very well read, and our entire inventory is computerized, allowing us to do a quick and efficient search by title or by author. At Read It Again, we’re the little guy with big service.

Located in the heart of downtown Thomasville, The Bookshelf has been a South Georgia staple for years, functioning both as a hotbed of literary talent and a showcase for local artists and instructors. The Bookshelf in Thomasville is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with occasional extended hours for special events.

Grab a book and a cup of coffee, curl up on a cozy chair or couch, enjoy our FREE wifi, or simply drop in and check out our selection as you explore beautiful downtown Toccoa!

A real bookstore with real books for real readers. Visit a “big” little shop and enjoy a friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and lots and lots of books.

  • Walls of Books
  • 1011 Stonebridge Pkwy. #105
  • City: Watkinsville
  • Phone: (706) 705-1033
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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We specialize in used and new books and Melissa and Doug educational toys. Our goal is to provide a great selection of used books with fair prices, an incredible array of special order options, and fantastic value for trade credit (for used books) and cash purchases (for college textbooks). Plus, our staff will always serve you with a smile. Around here, we all love books. Walls of Books intends to promote the joy of reading with every book sold.

  • Corner Bookstore
  • 43 N. Jackson St.
  • City: Winder
  • Phone: (770) 867-5800
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Winder Corner Bookstore in downtown Winder is the place to go with all of your literature needs! We sell used and new books. If you have books sitting around bring them in and we will help you get credit so you can get even more books!  Bookmark our website to stay updated on new releases and upcoming events!

Forever And A Day is a New Age Emporium in Woodstock, GA. We offer crystals, candles, herbs, aromatherapy, jewelry, new age books, psychic readings, holistic services, along with many gift items. We offer readings most days of the week, and a wide selection of classes and events is available.

FoxTale Book Shoppe, voted Best Bookstore in Atlanta 2013, is an eclectic indie with a wide range of books and unique merchandise. Amazing author events!

A Novel Experience
  • A Novel Experience
  • 426 Thomaston St. on the Square
  • City: Zebulon
  • Phone: (770) 567-1103
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Love to read? Love surprises? Love meeting new interesting people? Join the community of book readers at our store.