NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Kansas
The best list of independent Kansas bookstores
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.
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!
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.