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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Missouri

The best list of independent Missouri bookstores


We have been around for 35 years, and have become St Louis' gold standard when it comes to secondhand and pre-loved books. We have it all: fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, romances, westerns, paranormal, and science fiction. Children, teens, and adults will all find something interesting in our shelves.

(Formally Prospero's Parkside Books) Located in Historic Downtown Blue Springs. Used Books New Books. Antique & Collectible. Coffee Shoppe. Events.

Columbia Books began October 1, 1977.The books are an eclectic mixture of 65,000 volumes ranging from new releases to antiquarian volumes 400 years old. We also have a large accumulation of prints, maps, ephemera, and interesting older periodicals.

A new independent bookshop in Columbia, MO.

  • Address 1 2513 Bernadette Dr.
  • Phone (573) 449-8637
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Locally owned and operated since 2004 we are open 6 days a week. We offer a 25% discount on new books and have a full online service that includes, music, movies, e-books, and new books at deep discounted prices.

Yellow Dog Bookshop is an independent, locally owned used bookstore specializing in literary fiction, history, religion, and cultural studies. We are located in the heart of downtown Columbia, MO. 

Aesop's Treasury has a wide variety of used and new books and carries the area's largest selection of RPGs and other games.

  • City Title Jefferson City
  • Address 1 125 E High St.
  • Phone (573) 635-1185
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Address 1 3600 Country Club Dr, Ste 202
  • Phone (573) 634-7323
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Books, toys, magazines, and gifts for all ages.

  • City Title Kansas City
  • Address 1 304 Delaware
  • Phone (816) 982-9230
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Our Daily Nada is a new bookstore and bar in the Kansas City River Market area.

  • Address 1 1800 W 39th St.
  • Phone (815) 531-9673
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Lexington
  • Address 1 1010 Main St.
  • Phone (660) 259-4996
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Take a Queen Anne style building built in 1886, fill it with thousands of books, a first-class coffee bar with seating area, and you've got: River Reader Books in Lexington, Missouri.

  • City Title Maplewood
  • Address 1 7352 Manchester
  • Phone (314) 968-4491
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Professional booksellers since 1986. We are a full service bookstore with over 300,000 new, used, rare, and unusual books in stock.

  • City Title O'Fallon
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  • Address 1 8935 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
  • Phone (636) 272-5857
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Rose's Bookhouse is a new & used bookstore located in O'Fallon, MO. For over 30 years we've offered quality books at affordable prices. With over 200-500 books delivered daily, our stock is constantly changing. Our wide variety of genres virtually guarantees there is something for everyone! Whether you're looking for the latest bestseller or an old favorite, our friendly and informative staff will help you find the right book for the right price.

  • City Title Raytown
  • Address 1 10416 E. 63rd St.
  • Phone (816) 356-8300
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Sedalia
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  • Address 1 1400 S. Limit Ave. Ste. 70
  • Phone (660) 827-0940
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

EAT SLEEP READ LOCAL - General bookstore, featuring 25% off Best Sellers and New Releases. Children's books, Suspense to Psychology. Paperback book club offers a 10% discount. Don't miss our educational toys. We have a variety of fun games for the entire family. See you soon.

  • City Title Springfield
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  • Address 1 325 E Walnut St.
  • Phone (417) 501-1062
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

BookMarx is a used bookstore specializing in classic literature, contemporary and postmodern fiction, science fiction, children's books, and more.

A sanctuary of knowledge, a treasure chest of imagination, a vehicle of expression for those looking to nourish their mind, body, and spirit.

  • City Title St. Charles
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  • Address 1 307 S. Main St.
  • Phone (636) 949-0105
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional

A general interest bookstore located in a charming historical area. We have a great selection of books about the local area as well as a well-curated children's section.

  • City Title St. Louis
  • Address 1 3359 S Jefferson Ave
  • Phone (314) 433-5671
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Regional
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Black Rose Book Distro is a new decentralized radical book sales and free zine distribution project in the greater-Saint Louis area. 

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  • Address 1 399 N. Euclid
  • Phone (314) 367-6731
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Feminist, LGBT, Literary
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Founded in 1969, Left Bank Books is an independently-owned bookstore offering a full-line of new and used books and services in the greater metropolitan area of St. Louis. Our store is located at Euclid and McPherson in the historic Central West End neighborhood, situated among magnificent turn-of-the-century residences and some of the best restaurants and finest art galleries in the area. Our mission has always been to offer an intelligent, culturally diverse selection of titles with a focus on politics, contemporary arts and literature, high-quality children’s books, African American interest, GLBT titles, and more. In addition, we produce well over 200 author events a year.

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  • Address 1 6275 Delmar
  • Phone (314) 862-6100
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • City Title University City
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  • Address 1 7827 Olive Blvd.
  • Phone (314) 349-1122
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's, Educational, African American
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

EyeSeeMe offers a very unique and diverse product line that fosters academic excellence and promotes an inclusive and diverse society. Our product line includes both originally created EyeSeeMe items as well as some of the best and well known African American Children products available on the market today. We host regular events for kids and adults.

Neighborhood Reads is a new independent community bookstore in Downtown Washington, Missouri. Visit our website's event calendar for upcoming book clubs, signings, and more.

  • City Title Webster Groves
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  • Address 1 7905 Big Bend Blvd.
  • Phone (314) 738-9384
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Artwork

Independent bookstore that carries over 20 local artisans' work with a community meeting space for birthday parties, classes and Book Clubs.


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