NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Kansas
The best list of independent Kansas bookstores
Blue Geranium Books and Gifts is located in the heart of Arkansas City's Downtown Historic District. It is Cowley County's longest-running bookstore. We house a large stock of used books as well as movies and vinyl. We also offer a selection of new books, local art, and gift items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.