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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Louisiana

The best list of independent Louisiana bookstores


  • City Title Baton Rouge
  • Address 1 4939 Jamestown Ave, Suite 208
  • Type Used books

We sell used, collectible and antique books. We are located inside Aladdin's Lamp Antiques in the very back room.

  • Address 1 541 S. Eugene Dr.
  • Phone (225) 333-8312
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

We are a mom and pop boutique bookstore in the heart of MidCity Baton Rouge. We specialize in diverse children's books and a curated selection of adult fiction. We a proud part of the nerd community.

A booky, bookish bookstore in Denham Springs, LA.

  • City Title Houma
  • Address 1 1422 Barrow St.
  • Phone (985) 876-7626
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Alexander Books was opened by Gary and Barbara Alexander on October 31, 1989. The store is located in Lafayette, Louisiana, The Heart of Acadiana.

Beausoleil Books offers a curated collection of best-sellers, perennial favorites, books in French, and books by diverse authors, as well as locally made products. Also, be sure to check out the Whisper Room, a secluded wine bar adjoining the bookstore!

  • City Title New Orleans
  • Address 1 714 Orleans St.
  • Phone (504) 523-4138
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Address 1 1030 Elysian Fields Ave.
  • Phone (504) 354-1741
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

Baldwin & Co. is an independent bookstore and coffee shop located in New Orleans, LA. Inside, books on mystery, business, history, art, travel, children’s literature, and more fill the floor to ceiling shelves.

We have operated a book store in the beautiful historic French Quarter since 1967 and have been at the current location on Decatur Street since 1979. Our shop contains fifty to sixty thousand second-hand books on two stories and our books cover a wide array of topics. We also carry new titles on New Orleans, Louisiana and the South. We place particular emphasis on histories, architecture, literature, music and cooking. Additionally, we have a large collection of second hand classical CDs and LPs.

Buying, selling, and trading quality secondhand books, local music, and good times on historic Oak Street.

Featuring African-centered books, art, fabric, gifts and more. Available to schools, churches, community events for storytelling, book clubs, performance venue, meeting space and book fairs. Will do special orders.

Specializing in used, out-of-print, and rare books, as well as antique maps and prints from all over the world. A real gem for locals and visitors of all types.

A sanctuary for literature and rare book editions based out of the former home of William Faulkner in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA.

A place where the reader and book meet and a journey begins.

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  • Address 1 2727 Prytania St.
  • Phone (504) 895-2266
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards

The Garden District Book Shop resides inside the historic property called the Rink at the corner of Washington Ave and Prytania St in New Orleans' beautiful Garden District. We carry a large collection of regional titles: new and used; design, art and gardening books; fiction and non-fiction; children's; and signed first editions and limited editions by many regionally and nationally acclaimed authors. The Rink was originally built in 1884 as the Crescent City Skating Rink (roller skating) to lure passing tourists during the World's Cotton Centennial Exposition. Since then the building has housed a livery stable, mortuary, grocery store, and gas station.

Octavia Books is an independent, locally-owned bookstore located uptown in New Orleans. We hope you will stop by soon to browse our great hand-picked selection of books, meet our owners and staff, talk about the latest books, or find your favorite author.

Nerdy book shop in Mid-City New Orleans focused on scifi, fantasy, crime, mystery, and children's books. We offer free wifi and host events! "It's all Geek to me!" 

  • City Title St. Francisville
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  • Address 1 11917 Ferdinand St.
  • Phone (225) 245-5025
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are located in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The Conundrum is a unique Independent Book and Puzzle shop in the heart of this beautiful and historic town.

  • City Title Walker
  • Address 1 9702 Florida Blvd
  • Phone (225) 664-5997
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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