NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Ohio
The best list of independent Ohio bookstores
The Bookseller, Inc. Established in 1948. We feature a choice of books in all disciplines, specializing in aviation and lighter-than-air books. We have especially strong holdings in Akron and Summit County history as well as new and old books relating to Northeast Ohio and the rubber industry. We also supply a large amount of mass market paperbacks in fiction and mystery, various editions of classics, poetry, and juvenile literature.
We have been selling books since 1988 and have been in our present location since 1991. Our inventory includes more than 40,000 hardcover/softcover volumes and about 9,000 mass market paperbacks. While our inventory is all secondhand, a large percentage of our books are in like new condition. We have thousands of out-of-print books as well as many very recent ones. Although our inventory is general in nature, we maintain an emphasis on modern first editions.
We carry the kind of books you'd want if you're leaving the city or just want to survive better where you are, including a goodly selection of religion/spirituality/metaphysics, health and healing, history, adult and children's lit. We are about 10 minutes outside the 275 Circle freeway on the east side of Cincinnati. Hours are mostly by appointment or on weekends.
Once Upon a Thyme is a locally owned bookshop providing community for food admirers. In addition to offering a collection of cookbook treasures and unique kitchenware, we also host a variety of food-related events, such as cooking and baking classes and Kids in the Kitchen sessions. We hope to see you in store soon!
Gramercy Books is a locally-owned, independently-minded neighborhood bookstore located in the heart of Bexley, Ohio. Our philosophy at Gramercy Books is simple: we’re about inspiration and discovery, community and adventure. We connect readers and writers with books they love, and host special events and ongoing visits by authors, poets and songwriters that provoke conversation. Our name, Gramercy, comes from the French words “grand merci,” which translates to “big thanks” or “many thanks.” We’re so grateful. For books. For our customers. And for the opportunity to bring you this experience.
With three locations in Medina County, Ohio, our used bookstores are filled with donated books. Sales support our adult literacy and tutoring operations, and we are a registered 501(c)(3) charity. We have books for all ages and interest levels, and the stores are carefully organized and staffed by volunteers to make shopping with us a pleasure. Our prices are extremely low, as another way of helping support literacy in our county.
Our three floors are packed with the newest bestsellers in all categories and a wide variety of on-hand titles in both fiction and nonfiction genres. You'll also find a rotating selection of gently used books garnered from our "trade-in events", and our entire third floor is devoted to children: children's books, activities, puzzles, games, and small gifts.
An independent bookstore for independent thinkers. Located in historic downtown Chillicothe. New and used books for all ages, and author events.
Tens of thousands of truly excellent books for expectant mothers, babies, teenagers, and everyone in between. We even have books for grownups!
One of Cincinnati's oldest independent retail bookstores! The Bookshelf, true to its founders' vision, is a friendly, neighborhood conclave where customers are greeted by name and always receive a wonderful recommendation for a good book. Join us for book clubs and author events.
Better quality used books and fine old books. 40,000 volumes of literature, poetry, philosophy, history, art, music, and more. In Cincinnati since 1976.
The Used Bookstore at the Warehouse is the flagship location of the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Our shelves are home to over 100,000 used books and audiovisual items. Our prices are a fraction of the retail listing, and proceeds go to supporting the Library and promoting literacy in our community. Writing and book clubs meet in our space, and we now host author talks and other programming. We are open three days a week, year-round. Additionally, we have three large book sales per year. Plan on spending some time when you come to visit . . . browsing our shelves is always a treasure hunt.
Cincinnati's locally owned indie bookstore since 1993, complete with coffee, crème brûlée and couches.
The Friends' Shop is located inside the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati. Not only do we carry used books, as any good library store should, we also have a lovely collection of greeting cards and gifts. You'll find gifts made by local artisans, Cincinnati and Ohio souvenirs, and favorites like Charley Harper products. Our literary merchandise is what keeps many of our regulars coming back. Your purchases help us support the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
The Ohio Book Store has five floors of books. Opened in 1940, the store stocks books in all fields. The bookbinding department offers restoration services for old books as well custom binding of books.
Smith & Hannon is the ideal destination for African American literature including: biographies, autobiographies, history, children & young adult, poetry, religion & spirituality and much more. In addition to new titles, Smith & Hannon also features a selection of first edition titles available for purchase. Admission to the museum is not required to visit the bookstore.
Used books, new books, gifts and more in Downtown Circleville, OH.
Guide to Kulchur is a book, magazine, and periodicals shop that doubles as a workshop for fanzines (zines), hand-made books, and other printed ephemera.
Visible Voice Books is an independent bookstore with a community feel. Located in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, we offer hand-selected new and used books in a variety of topics, with store specialties including fiction, modern poetry, Beat and counterculture writers, political and current event writing, art and music books. A uniquely comprehensive and cutting edge selection of magazines is available, along with cards and literary gifts. Out-of-print, rare and antiquarian book ordering is also offered, as well as regular events.
Local Cleveland Heights independent bookstore with a wide selection of adult and children's books, greeting cards, and other gift items.
We have a large selection of classics, mysteries, science fiction, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. Mac's hosts readings, book signings, author events, book clubs, and writing workshops. We also provide a free community meeting space for groups and organizations.
The Book Loft of German Village is a city block-long store, located at 631 South Third Street, less than one mile south of Ohio's Capitol in the center of Columbus.
Karen Wickliff Books, located in Columbus, Ohio, is the oldest and largest used book store in Columbus with recent, out of print, scholarly, and collectible books. We have been in the book business for over 35 years and are located about three miles north of Ohio State University. Fiction, Ancient, Classical, Medieval and Modern History, Science, Nature, Religion, Children's, Art, Poetry, Drama, Folklore, Linguistics, Philosophy, Travel and Military are our main sections with hundreds of titles available in each. We have a Second Store, BOOKHAVEN, in Springfield, Ohio.
One Dollar Book Swap opens its doors every weekend 10-6 on Friday and Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. We work hard each day to sort through thousands of pounds of used books and separate them in dozens of categories ready for you to browse at the lowest possible price. All books cost $1, and bags of bulk children's books cost only $10! We also buy textbooks for cash, accept trade-ins, and have a huge selection of DVDs, CDs, and software!
Family owned since 1988, the team at Fundamentals has enriched central Ohio with expert knowledge of children’s and young adult books and educational products ranging from games to art materials to hands-on learning kits. Fundamentals is a specialty book and educational toy store located in Delaware, Ohio. Whether you are in need of a specific book for your child's school, the perfect gift for a grandchild, or tools that make learning fun, we can help.
Used and new books in a charming old fashioned store in Garrettsville, Ohio. Hours vary, so please call ahead if driving a long distance.
Readers' Garden is an independent bookstore in the heart of Granville, OH. Beside a wide assortment of current titles, we offer used books, unique greeting cards, and cool gifts.
The Learned Owl is an independent community bookstore offering three floors of books for all ages and interests. If we don't have a certain book in stock, we can usually order it; we also offer an out-of-print search service. We have partnered with Kobo to provide our customers with access to over three million downloadable eBooks. Stop by to browse and enjoy our old-fashioned atmosphere, up-to-the-minute book selection, and unparalleled service!
We are an independent bookstore and coffeehouse in Kent, OH. We buy and sell used books, records, CDs, and DVDs, and host a monthly poetry open mic.
- City Title Mansfield
- Title Link Main Street Books
- Address 1 104 N. Main St.
- Phone (419) 522-2665
- Type Primarily new with some used books
- Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
- Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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Main Street Books has been an independent, locally-owned bookstore in Mansfield for over 16 years. We are known for our strong collection of local authors and local interest books as well as for the active role we play in the community with readings, author events, open mics, book club, writing group, and more. We proudly carry books that our big box bookstore overlooks, like those of new authors and small presses.
Books On Center, a used book store in the center of Downtown Marion, Ohio, opened in July 2006. It is located on the corner of W Center & N Prospect at 150 W Center St. in the space formerly occupied by Moloney's Books (closed April 30, 2006). From SR 23, exit on SR 309 and go west 2 miles, 1 block past the Old County Courthouse. Park in front or turn right on the access road next to the Prospect overpass for rear parking.
The Book Store is on a mission to inspire people to read! What we gain from reading a book is invaluable. We are going to make reading fun, inspirational and accessible to everyone. In addition, we are supporting local gifted artisans through The Handmade Marketplace. While you are enjoying a good book you can browse and shop over 100 local original handmade products!
Crab Apple Books is located in downtown Middletown, Ohio. Your source for new and used books, gifts, gourmet coffe, and locally created art.
We've been specializing in used paperback fiction since we opened in 1978. We have over 20,000 books in stock. We accept good condition books for store credit. As of 2015, we have a new owner who added her own special flare to our already unique shop. We offer writing classes, workshops, write-ins, and host a monthly writer's group meeting. Whether you're a reader or a writer, you have a place here.
- City Title Oberlin
- Title Link MindFair Books
- Address 1 13 W. College St.
- Phone (440) 774-5711
- Type Primarily used with some new books
- Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary
- Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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MindFair Books, with an amazingly broad mix of new and used books, serves academic and general interest readers and collectors alike, with a full range of services and a knowledgeable staff. Have a question about a specific book or can't find what you are looking for? We would be happy to help you locate the books, whether in stock or to be ordered.
Welcome to Gathering Volumes! We are the new independent, community bookstore and gathering place in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Loganberry Books was established in 1994 as an independent new, used, and rare bookshop, now with over 100,000 volumes and weekly events—and a grey cat named Otis to greet you.
Raven Books is a new, used, and rare book store right outside Springfield, Ohio! Featuring everything delightfully macabre to the dramatically tragic, Raven Books offers a Cabinet of Curiosities for everything you need and didn't know you wanted. We specialize in Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Metaphysical, with a penchant for History and the Classics.
We are a local bookstore that specializes in used, rare and out of print books. Our store is around 4,000 square feet and houses more than 150,000 books on two floors, and 50,000 online. We have a variety of subjects which include: fiction, mystery, cookbooks, history, classics, religion, science fiction/fantasy, and many more.
We specialize in history, inspiration, and children's books. Our experienced staff can help assist in the perfect book for yourself or as a gift for others.
With three locations in Medina County, Ohio, our used bookstores are filled with donated books. Sales support our adult literacy and tutoring operations (we are a registered 501(c)(3) charity). We have books for all ages and interest levels, and the stores are carefully organized and staffed by volunteers to make shopping with us a pleasure. Our prices are extremely low, as another way of helping support literacy in our county.
We specialize in used books (40,000 of them!) in all genres, but we also have new books, graphic novels, back issue comics, and fun stuff, like greeting cards and bumper stickers. Located in "downtown" Yellow Springs, Ohio.