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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

Ellen Plumb opened Emporia's first bookstore in 1870. Just 146 years later, our town's best indie bookstore is back. Locally owned. Fiercely independent.

  • 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 Hutchinson
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 2 S. Main
  • Phone (620) 259-6868
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Bluebird Books is an independent bookstore in downtown Hutchinson. In addition to a great selection of books for all ages, we also have greeting cards, magazines, journals, artwork, gifts, toys and games. We are proud to host a wide variety of community events including book clubs, book signings, storytime, artist receptions, live music, open mic night, writing workshops, children's activities, vintage cocktails, wine and beer tastings.

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

  • 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!

  • City Title McPherson
  • Address 1 206 N. Main St.
  • Phone (620) 241-6602
  • Type New books
  • City Title Wichita
  • Address 1 360 E William St #102
  • Phone (316) 264-8763
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Al's Old Books was in the Delano district of west Wichita for over 50 years. We are now downtown! 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 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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