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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Indiana

The best list of independent Indiana bookstores


  • City Title Batesville
  • Address 1 101 N. Walnut St.
  • Phone (812) 934-5800
  • Specialty General Interest

The Bookshelf of Batesville has been in business for over 30 years! Offering new books and over 100,000 used books, The Bookshelf is the place for all your reading needs. Owner Chris Fairchild and the other "Bookshelf Ladies" will be happy to help you find the perfect book for you! If it's not on the shelf, the store offers special ordering complete with overnight deliveries.

  • City Title Bedford
  • Address 1 1020 16th St.
  • Phone (812) 675-8524
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

Books, drinks, snacks, and a place to relax and read. Locally owned!

  • City Title Bloomington
  • Address 1 100 N. Walnut
  • Phone (812) 339-1522
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

In business for over than 60 years, the Book Corner carries new bestsellers, limited editions, popular favorites, and more.

Established in 1882, we are a used and antiquarian bookstore recently moved to Chesterton, Indiana.

  • City Title Columbus
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  • Address 1 548 Washington St.
  • Phone (812) 376-0778
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Founded in 1973, Viewpoint Books is one of the oldest general bookstores in the state of Indiana. Viewpoint is located in downtown Columbus, Indiana world renowned for its modern architecture. Visit our Events page for upcoming and ongoing events. 

We carry a variety of new and used books, along with a great selection of gift items.

  • City Title Evansville
  • Address 1 606B S. Weinbach Ave.
  • Phone (812) 402-2055
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Bluestocking Social is a locally owned bookstore in Evansville Indiana.

  • Address 1 2717 Covert Ave.
  • Phone (812) 479-5647
  • Specialty General Interest

With over 150,000 titles, we are one of the largest bookstores in Indiana. We maintain a good selection in hundreds of categories, and specialize in history, literature, nature, Indiana, scifi/fantasy, mystery, horror, sports, religion, and the social sciences. Opened in 1992, we've remained committed to helping you bring that special book home where it belongs.

A little independent bookshop in the most delightful town in Indiana.

Fables Books is an independent used and new bookstore located in Goshen, IN. Focusing on connecting community members through shared stories, Fables Books aims to provide a welcoming space for readers that fosters a culture of reading while connecting people to stories they will love. Fables Books is more than a place; it’s a community where each story matters: ours, yours, Goshen’s, old, new, spoken, written. Our mission is to connect our community through our stories.

  • City Title Highland
  • Address 1 2819 Jewett Ave
  • Phone (219) 838-8700
  • Specialty General Interest

We are an independent book store, selling new, gently used, and collectible books. We have over 70,000 titles in stock. We also offer book/Bible repair and restoration. Professional book appraisals are available by appointment for a fee. As always, we can order you the book you need, in or out of print.

  • City Title Hobart
  • Address 1 220 Main St.
  • Phone (219) 945-3656
  • Specialty General Interest

A used bookstore in historic downtown Hobart.

  • City Title Huntington
  • Address 1 445 N. Jefferson St.
  • Phone (260) 200-1110
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

We are a used book/vinyl record store carrying a variety of gifts, such as used CDs, DVDs, earrings, mugs, fashion scarves & more!

  • City Title Indianapolis
  • Address 1 4850 W. Mooresville Rd.
  • Phone (317) 856-3710
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Abstract is a family owned book business with approximately 20,000 volumes, mostly hardcover, and many interesting related items including ephemera and magazines. We are open by appointment or by chance.

Used bookstore and nanobrewery.

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  • Address 1 1066 Virginia Ave.
  • Phone (317) 384-1496
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
We're an independent bookstore (making us part of an endangered species), and we're the only bookstore operating in the downtown Indianapolis area. We sell mostly used and some new books for adults and children. We think all of these things make us special, but what really makes us extraordinary is our reason for being. Our bookstore is a source of revenue for the not-for-profit organization Indy Reads whose mission is to improve the literacy skills of adults in central Indiana who currently read at or below the sixth grade level. The profits from Indy Reads Books go directly toward improving literacy in our community through Indy Reads.

New/used books and records! Rare, vintage, and local. Formerly Irvington Vinyl and Bookmamas.

Founded in 1986 Kids Ink provides quality books and toys for children from birth through the teen years. In addition, select books about parenting and education are available. Books are categorized to provide easy access to books dealing with special needs such as divorce, new babies, and sexuality. Join us for book signings, storytimes, and other exciting events.

  • City Title Lafayette
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  • Address 1 426 Main St
  • Phone (765) 464-6794
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Main Street Books is an independent bookstore in historic downtown Lafayette, Indiana. We are purveyors of new, used, and remainder books and feature a large selection of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery, as well as general fiction. We host free events including author signings and discussions, children's story and craft times, and artist receptions.

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  • Address 1 2122 Scott St.
  • Phone (765) 250-3368
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities

Independent bookstore in Market Square with over 35,000 used titles, new books, and literary gifts. We host readings, book clubs, and other community events!

Between the Pages Bookstore offers used books, vinyl records, and DVD's. For every book we sell, we donate one back into the community!

Real books, real people. Special orders, gift certificates, comfy chairs, courtesy coffee, bookbinding and restoration, art gallery, author events, poetry readings, live music performances, a Steinway grand piano, and: Oscar Wilde, Grrrrtrude Stein, Alistair B. Toklas, the bookstore cats.

  • City Title Marion
  • Address 1 309 N. Baldwin Ave.
  • Phone (765) 506-1127
  • Specialty General Interest

Hours: Wed. - Sat. open 11:00 to 4:00

  • City Title Martinsville
  • Address 1 38 N. Main St.
  • Phone (765) 913-4100
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Full line family bookshop located on the historic downtown square in Martinsville, Indiana. We offer books for all ages, classic toys, boardgames, book related clothing, and great gifts !

A small-town bookstore with small-town prices, keeping prices so low, all you have to worry about is what to read next!

A wonderland of books of every type and a wonderful place to find your next great adventure. Stop in and shop and you will find a large assortment of fiction, nonfiction, scifi, horror, romance, manga, and much much more.

A source for rare and collectible books, magazines and paper ephemera.

  • Address 1 41 S. Van Buren St.
  • Phone (812) 344-8546
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

Naughty Dog Books is an independently owned and operated bookstore in Nashville, Indiana.

  • City Title North Manchester
  • Address 1 208 E. Main St.
  • Phone (260) 982-7219
  • Specialty General Interest

Used and rare titles. Open Monday-Saturday 10-4 and by appointment.

Used book emporium and gift shop.

We are a used Independent Bookstore. I started this store to bring an abundance of literature to my community! My hope is we can grow an amazing group of individuals that can bond and build relationships over the magic we find in books.

  • City Title Shelbyville
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  • Address 1 7 Public Square
  • Phone (317) 392-2270
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Three Sisters Books & Gifts is a general bookstore located in the heart of downtown Shelbyville. We also have a cafe and many unique gift items.

  • City Title South Bend
  • Address 1 714 E. Jefferson Blvd.
  • Phone (574) 400-5572
  • Type New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Bookstore devoted to bringing inclusive books, authors, and illustrators, to children and teens.

The Griffon has a uniquely specialized collection of used books and reference materials, with a wide selection of titles in the following fields: philosophy, theology, psychology, classical literature, foreign language, military history, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and art & music.

  • City Title Wabash
  • Address 1 264 S. Wabash St.
  • Phone (260) 563-6421
  • Specialty General Interest

Reading Room Books is a unique bookstore located in the heart of historic Wabash, Indiana. We specialize in rare and used books.

  • City Title Wanatah
  • Address 1 11576 W US Hwy 30 Ste B
  • Phone (219) 733-2403
  • Specialty General Interest

We love unique antiques, books, and other collectibles. Items from around our region are of particular interest!

Your one-stop-shop for gently used books, delicious chocolate, yummy candy, and everything in between!

  • City Title West Lafayette
  • Address 1 315 W. State St.
  • Phone (765) 743-1915
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Pretty good book store. Established in 1968 Von's has grown into the area's oldest and most respected book shop. We also feature a wide selection of affordable jewelry, greeting cards, comic books and graphic novels, music, and unique gifts from around the world.

  • City Title Westfield
  • Address 1 149 N. Walnut St.
  • Phone (317) 804-2363
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

A new cozy, quaint, community-involved, family-owned bookstore. We offer a wide variety of new books, a warm beverage, and quiet spot for you to take in stories and become engaged in a new adventure.

  • City Title Zionsville
  • Address 1 4450 Weston Pointe Dr.
  • Phone (317) 733-8710
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Toys and Tales that grow imaginations!

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  • Address 1 115 S. Main St.
  • Phone (317) 733-1747
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

Fine and collectible books, local author books, gently read and new books, antiquarian maps, gifts, stationary, cards, paintings by local artists, and events.

Used bookstore and restaurant. We are a place for people without a place and customer service is our #1 product. We brew our own beer in Indy and pride ourselves on a menu that is both tasty and locally-sourced. We cater to every walk of life and host nightly events including open mic, live music, trivia, pint nights, BBQs, and much more!


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