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Independent Bookstores in Mississippi

NewPages.com guide to the best Mississippi indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in Mississippi are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

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An independent bookstore in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis.

  • Dog Ear Books
  • 512 W Monticello St.
  • City: Brookhaven
  • Phone: (601) 990-2244
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea
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  • Cotton Row Book Store
  • 333 Cotton Row
  • City: Cleveland
  • Phone: (662) 843-7083
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Newspapers
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Friendly City Books is a new independent bookstore and press located in Columbus, Mississippi.

Southern Bound Book Shop

Southern Bound Book Shop in Biloxi is proud to be the only independent bookstore in our city. We specialize in used books published in the last few years, but we also carry old and more obscure titles. We love and appreciate the arts and creativity, and our goal is to foster that in our community. We also host events and appreciate anything old, upcycled, recycled, vintage, and just plain cool or weird. Come on in and pay us a visit.

Turnrow Book Co.

We’re an independent bookstore in the Mississippi Delta, one of the most unique and storied parts of the country.

Wonders of the World is a multicultural children’s book and toy store located on the beautiful MS Gulf Coast! We also delight in making hand made stationery and book accessories.

  • The Author Shoppe
  • 140 E. Front St.
  • City: Hattiesburg
  • Phone: (769) 390-7602
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Since opening in November 2002, Main Street Books has anchored downtown Hattiesburg as a key part in meeting the literary needs of Southeast Mississippi.

We are a used bookstore, coffee shop, and bistro in Midtown. Come here to satisfy the hunger of your brain and palate!

We carry lifestyle and bargain books at this location.

Books for kids and adults who act like kids. Located on the historic town square of Oxford, Mississippi. Join us for storytimes and exclusive author events.

Bookends - Crafts, Coffee, Chaos
  • Bookends - Crafts, Coffee, Chaos
  • 7 South Main St
  • City: Pontotoc
  • Phone: (662) 669-0290
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs
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We’re a whimsical retail store containing a wide variety of handmade goods, snacks, & NEW/Used books! Community Event Host – Pontotoc Nights.

  • Book Mart & Cafe
  • 120 E Main St
  • City: Starkville
  • Phone: (662) 323-2844
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Magazines, Newspapers
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We’ve been in business for almost 50 years. Our store is approximately 10,000 sq feet. We also have collegiate clothing and gifts, a huge children’s section with books and Melissa and Doug toys. We carry bestsellers, have a large bible section, and we emboss bibles inhouse. We also host storytimes, author events, and more. Our cafe sells lunch, including coffee specialties, pastries, ice cream, and smoothies.

  • SAGE Coffee & Books
  • 19 Page Ave.
  • City: Starkville
  • Phone: (662) 617-2170
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food
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Books and more books: old and new. We carry an eclectic collection of unique and hard to find titles, with something for everyone. Plus, organic coffee, espresso, and teas.

Reed's Gum Tree Books

Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore is where readers and writers meet in Tupelo, Mississippi.Our emphasis is on Southern Writers.

Lorelei Books

  • Lorelei Books
  • 1103 Washington St.
  • City: Vicksburg
  • Phone: (601) 634-8624
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines
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Lorelei Books is luring booklovers to Vicksburg’s historic downtown: home to art galleries, museums, restaurants, antique stores, bed and breakfasts, and loft living. We’re open Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. Lorelei Books regularly hosts author events and book groups.

Violet Valley Bookstore is an LGBTQ feminist bookstore. It also features a variety of used books. Open Saturdays 10am to 4pm and by appointment.