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Indie Bookstores in Indiana

The best list of independent Indiana bookstores

 

  • City Title Batesville
  • Address 1 101 S Walnut St.
  • Phone (812) 934-5800
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • 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
  • Type Used books
  • 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.

  • Address 1 112 N. Walnut
  • Phone (812) 332-9995
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • 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 2717 Covert Ave.
  • Phone (812) 479-5647
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Fort Wayne
  • Address 1 3420 N. Anthony Blvd.
  • Phone (260) 484-2665
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

At The Bookmark we are always buying your current used college textbooks at competitive prices. Need textbooks? Always pay less than campus. That is our guarantee. Save 25% to 50% when you purchase a used textbook from The Bookmark. Rent selected titles and save 50% off the list price.

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.

Goshen Indiana's source for used and new books, toys, games, local art, and literary gifts. Every purchase benefits literacy at home and around the world!

  • City Title Highland
  • Address 1 2819 Jewett Ave
  • Phone (219) 838-8700
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • 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 Huntington
  • Address 1 445 N. Jefferson St.
  • Phone (260) 200-1110
  • Type Used books
  • 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.

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  • Address 1 911 Massachusetts 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.

Beyond Barcodes Bookstore is a multicultural bookstore selling a variety of books and learning materials. Fair trade goods are also available.

  • City Title Lafayette
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  • Address 1 426 Main St
  • Phone (765) 464-6794
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • 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 2200 Elmwood Ave Ste D-7
  • Phone (765) 250-3368
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities

Store in Market Square selling used and new books, art, and curiosities.

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
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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

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

  • City Title Muncie
  • Address 1 1604 W University Ave
  • Phone (765) 282-6007
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title New Albany
  • Address 1 604 E. Spring St.
  • Phone (812) 944-5116
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Café/Food

The only full-service, independent bookstore in the three-county Southern Indiana region, we carry all genres of books, fiction and nonfiction, and feature local history books. Taco Steve, an outstanding taqueria, shares our space.

  • City Title North Manchester
  • Address 1 208 E. Main St.
  • Phone (260) 982-7219
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Address 1 111 E Main St.
  • Phone (260) 982-9143
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Used book emporium and gift shop.

  • 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.

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
  • Type Used books
  • 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
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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

  • City Title West Lafayette
  • Address 1 315 W. State St.
  • Phone (765) 743-1915
  • Type Used books
  • 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.

Toys and Tales that grow imaginations!

  • Address 1 115 S. Main St.
  • Phone (317) 733-1747
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • 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.

  • Address 1 65 Boone Village
  • Phone (317) 344-0365
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

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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