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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Kansas

The best list of independent Kansas bookstores


  • City Title Abilene
  • Address 1 212 N. Broadway St.
  • Phone (785) 263-9930
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Rivendell Bookstore located in Abilene, Kansas, is a new and used bookstore. We carry new and used fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, young adult, western books and more.

  • City Title Baldwin City
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 703 8th St.
  • Phone (785) 594-2526
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts

Locally owned bookstore with a full bar and coffee shop. The Nook is a gathering place for our community to relax, socialize, shop and read.

  • City Title Council Grove
  • Address 1 130 W. Main
  • Phone (620) 767-5054
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

A general interest bookstore only 20 minutes from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Flint Hills Books is located on the Santa Fe Trail in a beautifully restored 1887 bank building.

  • City Title Fairway
  • Address 1 2706 W. 53rd St.
  • Phone (913) 384-3126
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Kansas City's Community Independent Bookseller Since 1975.

  • City Title Fort Scott
  • Address 1 16 S. Main St.
  • Phone (620) 670-2752
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

A new bookstore in downtown Fort Scott, specializing in gently used, limited new, books and local Bourbon County products.

  • City Title Hutchinson
  • Address 1 2 S. Main St.
  • Phone (620) 500-5200
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts

Located in downtown Hutchinson, Crow & Co. sells books, local products of all kinds, and art and writing supplies. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available in the cafe.

  • City Title Kansas City
  • Address 1 600 Ohio Ave
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
Flagship seeks to represent the diversity of their Strawberry Hill neighborhood by including books in Spanish and Burmese.
  • City Title Lawrence
  • Address 1 708 Massachusetts St.
  • Phone (785) 749-4643
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Browse the shelves for your next great recycled read at our downtown Lawrence location on Massachusetts Street, or in our Manhattan shop in the heart of Aggieville.

  • Address 1 809 Massachusetts St.
  • Phone (785) 749-3300
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

We are an independent book store specializing in literary fiction, mysteries, and regional books. We sell greeting cards and gifts.

  • City Title Lawrence
  • Address 1 722 Masachusetts St.
  • Phone (785) 830-8030
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork

Signs of Life is a bookstore, art gallery, and espresso bar all rolled into a big wonderful place whose purpose is to be a blessing to the community. We opened our doors in March of 2003 with the intent to be a place where people could find good books, not just any old book, but books worth owning, thoughtful books, books that tackle big ideas. And not just books, but fine art too!

  • City Title Leavenworth
  • Address 1 410 Delaware
  • Phone (913) 682-6518
  • Type New books

Claflin Books and Copies is an independently owned bookstore in lovely Manhattan, Kansas. Come by and say hello!

After a devastating fire during renovations in 2017, the Dusty Bookshelf at the Co-op is back open at the corner of Manhattan and Moro. Stop by to shop both new and used books, and grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee at our front counter.

  • City Title McPherson
  • Address 1 206 N. Main St.
  • Phone (620) 241-6602
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 104 S. Main St.
  • Phone (620) 718-5023
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are a used bookstore in McPherson Kansas, focusing on making reading fun and affordable and creating a greater sense of community.

  • City Title Newton
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 707 N. Main St.
  • Phone (316) 283-3442
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Book ReViews is a very quaint used bookstore in downtown Newton, Ks. The store is staffed by volunteers, and proceeds are donated to local charities. We offer over fifty categories with subtitles in most sections. Our prices are very reasonable. We are open Mon-Fri from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. Saturday hours are 9:30 am until 5 pm. We are closed on Sunday. The store is much bigger than it appears from the street. Stop in when you can. You'll really be glad you did!

New and used books for all ages, thoughtful gifts and general store items. At The Green Door Book Store & Gift Shoppe, there’s a little something for everyone!

  • City Title Pittsburg
  • Address 1 212 S. Broadway St.
  • Phone (620) 238-5330
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

A small, independent and Indigenous-owned bookstore and specialty shop!

  • City Title Topeka
  • Address 1 927 N. Kansas Ave.
  • Phone (785) 408-1878
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Kids books and toys curated to encourage and nurture creativity through reading, writing, art, and play.

Turn the page on your next adventure. Welcome to Round Table Bookstore located in the NOTO Arts District.

  • City Title Wichita
  • Address 1 1700 W. Douglass
  • Phone (316) 264-8763
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

At Al's Old Books, we carry paperback and hardcover books of most fiction genres and many nonfiction subjects. Please see our website for more information on kinds of books we carry.

Book-A-Holic is a used and new bookstore in Wichita, Kansas. We have been serving the local area for 20 years! Whether you're looking for the hottest title or a hard to find favorite, we are your one stop shop. Books, Movies, Music and more!

  • Address 1 2838 E. Douglas
  • Phone (316) 683-9446
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary

Eighth Day Books celebrates 30 years of providing the Wichita community with classics in religion, literature, history, philosophy, and art. Our brick-and-mortar store in College Hill, a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike, has grown to serve online customers worldwide.

  • Address 1 4701 E. Douglas
  • Phone (316) 682-1181
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Watermark Books & Cafe is a homegrown, literary, independent bookstore and restaurant located in the College Hill neighborhood of Wichita, Kansas. We're in the Lincoln Heights shopping center on the southwest corner of Douglas & Oliver.


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