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Indie Bookstores in Ohio

The best list of independent Ohio bookstores

 

  • City Title Barberton
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  • Address 1 564 W. Tuscarawas Ave. #102
  • Phone (330) 745-9292
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
A charming 3,000+ square foot used bookstore in a historic building in beautiful Downtown Barberton, OH. A general bookstore with over 80,000 volumes of very good condition use hardcover and paperback books (great selection of romance and mystery) in all categories. Store hours are M, Tu, Wed 10-6, Th & Fri 10-7, Sat 10.
  • City Title Bexley
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  • Address 1 2424 E Main St.
  • Phone (614) 867-5515
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

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 (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.
  • City Title Chagrin Falls
  • Address 1 29 N. Franklin St.
  • Phone (440) 247-4050
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Our three floors are packed with the newest best sellers 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.

  • City Title Chillicothe
  • Address 1 41 S. Paint St.
  • Phone (740) 771-3369
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

An independent bookstore for independent thinkers. Located in historic downtown Chillicothe. New and used books for all ages.

Tens of thousands of truly excellent books, for expectant mothers, babies, teenagers, and everyone in between. We even have books for grownups!

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  • Address 1 7754 Camargo Rd.
  • Phone (513) 271-9140
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings
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.

Better quality used books and fine old books. 40,000 volumes of literature, poetry, philosophy, history, art, music and more. In Cincinnati since 1976.

  • Address 1 50 E. Freedom Way
  • Phone (513) 641-2700
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty African American

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.

  • City Title Cleveland
  • Address 1 5222 Lorain Ave
  • Phone (216) 647-8012
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, LGBT, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

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.

  • Address 1 2258 Professor Ave
  • Phone (216) 961-0084
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title Cleveland Heights
  • Address 1 12419 Cedar Rd.
  • Phone (216) 791-2665
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Local Cleveland Heights independent bookstore with a wide selection of adult and children's books, greeting cards, and other gift items.

  • Address 1 1820 Coventry Rd.
  • Phone (216) 321-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title Columbus
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  • Address 1 1464 W. 5th Ave.
  • Phone (614) 486-1860
  • Type Used books
The Acorn Bookshop opened in 1992, and is a 23-year-old bricks and mortar, busting- at-the-seams general used-books and antiquarian book-store. We specialize in History, Literature/Fiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction and Horror, Railroadiana, Chess, and Ohioana. The staff is George, Christine, Norman, Jack, Yvonne, and Darrylreaders and booklovers all. We're in the charming Grandview neighborhood of Columbus, with many shops and restaurants close-by. We'll be glad to make recommendations.
  • Address 1 631 S. Third St.
  • Phone (614) 464-1774
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

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  • Address 1 3527 N. High St.
  • Phone (614) 263-2903
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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. Regular open HOURS are 11:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday. 614-263-2903. Other times are by chance. We have been in the book business for over 35 years and are located at 3527 N. HIGH ST. 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.
  • Address 1 1124 Parsons Ave
  • Phone (614) 725-1505
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Independent Bookstore // Bar // Café in wonderful Columbus, Ohio.

  • Address 1 2424 W Dublin Granville Rd
  • Phone (614) 889-2674
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Dayton
  • Address 1 1723 Webster St
  • Phone (937) 369-0491
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

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!

  • City Title Delaware
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  • Address 1 25 W. Winter Street
  • Phone (740) 363-0290
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Family owned since 1988, the team at Fundamentals has enriched central Ohio with expert knowledge of children’s and young adult books, educational products ranging from games to art materials to hands-on learning kits. Fundamentals is a specialty book & 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.

We are a family bookstore. We carry books for all ages and a wide variety. Bring books in for trade towards your purchase.

We specialize in history, art, and poetry, but also carry a nice selection of books in all categories.

  • City Title Granville
  • Address 1 143 E. Broadway
  • Phone (740) 587-7744
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

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.

  • City Title Hudson
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  • Address 1 204 N. Main St.
  • Phone (330) 653-2252 or (800) 968-2685
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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!
  • City Title Mansfield
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  • 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
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

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.

  • City Title Marion
  • Address 1 150 W Center St
  • Phone (740) 387-4630
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy

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.

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.
  • City Title Middletown
  • Address 1 1385 Central Ave.
  • Phone (937) 683-6492
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts

Crab Apple Books is located in downtown Middletown, Ohio. Your source for new and used books, gifts, gourmet coffe, and locally created art.

We have been serving readers since 1996. Let us share our love of books with you.

  • City Title Oberlin
  • 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
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

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.

  • City Title Perrysburg
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  • Address 1 196 E. South Boundary
  • Phone (567) 336-6188
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Welcome to Gathering Volumes! We are the new independent, community bookstore and gathering place in Perrysburg, Ohio.

  • City Title Shaker Heights
  • Address 1 13015 Larchmere Rd.
  • Phone (216) 795-9800
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

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.

  • City Title Springfield
  • Address 1 1475 Upper Valley Pike
  • Phone (937) 561-0841
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Raven Books is a new, used, and rare book store in the Upper Valley Mall. 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.

  • City Title Tipp City
  • Address 1 118 E Main St.
  • Phone (937) 667-7200
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title Toledo
  • Address 1 6060 Renaissance Pl., Ste. F
  • Phone (419) 469-8983
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Feminist
  • Sidelines Artwork

Feminist bookstore (the last in Ohio!) featuring books, music, t-shirts, local artists, special events, meetings, book groups and more! Visit our website for event updates.

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.
  • City Title Xenia
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  • Address 1 30 S. Detroit St.
  • Phone (937) 376-3522
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Café/Food
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Blue Jacket Books offers a carefully selected inventory of used and out-of-print books in many fields, including the arts and sciences, poetry and prose, social sciences and humanities. We carry rare, antiquarian, and collectible items, as well as books for pleasure reading and research. Most of our inventory is used, but we have a selection of new titles of local and special interest, as well as a line of inexpensive editions of classic literature and Dover children's activity and coloring books. We regularly purchase libraries, estates, and personal book collections, as well as individual books of value.
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