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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Tennessee

The best list of independent Tennessee bookstores


  • City Title Blountville
  • Address 1 1714 Blountville Blvd.
  • Phone (423) 416-8129
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

We are a bookstore carrying mostly used titles, collector’s editions, autographed editions, and titles from local authors. We also provide lots of beautiful gifts, greeting cards, vinyl records, and educational kits that are great for weekend projects, summer activities, or homeschool learning.

  • City Title Chattanooga
  • Address 1 4767 Hwy 58 #131
  • Phone (423) 206-2888
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Big Elephant Books a “double” bookstore with both brick and mortar store and website. Finding the right book is an adventure!

We've been buying, selling, and trading in Chattanooga since 1990. Come browse our extensive selection of movies, books, videogames, music, and more!

A folk art, new and used bookstore, and vinyl shop on the NorthShore.

  • City Title Columbia
  • Address 1 12 Public Sq.
  • Phone (931) 548-2665
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

A uniquely charming secondhand bookstore located on the square in beautiful, historic Downtown Columbia Tennessee. With thousands of titles in our inventory, we have carefully selected only the best books in a wide range of categories.

  • City Title Dickson
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  • Address 1 122 N. Main St.
  • Phone (615) 326-0401
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Reading Rock Books is an independently owned bookstore in the heart of Historic Downtown Dickson, Tennessee where people gather, embrace old ideas, discover new ideas, and build community. Everyone is welcome at Reading Rock Books because we believe that BOOKS ARE FOR EVERYONE.

  • City Title Franklin
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  • Address 1 ​158 Front St, Ste 106
  • Phone (615) 656-5345
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Bound Booksellers is an independent bookseller in Franklin, TN, in Westhaven's Town Center.

  • Address 1 114 E. Main St.
  • Phone (615) 791-6400
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Landmark Booksellers is located in circa 1808 building, in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. We offer new, old, and rare books.

A bookstore serving babies through teens, and beyond! Our desire is to cultivate curiosity, value representation, encourage creativity, and defend imagination through the sharing of quality children’s literature. Feed your curiosity!

  • City Title Jackson
  • Address 1 202 W. Lafayette St.
  • Phone (731) 410-7128
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
We trade used books, CDs, DVDs, Books on CD, and Video Games for store funny money. There are items for which we pay cash.
  • City Title Kingsport
  • Address 1 331 E. Sullivan St.
  • Phone (423) 245-2847
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Your community bookstore. We always offer trade credits on books, with cash offers made on select books. Bring books to the store for free evaluation. We're always looking to network with local and regional authors, and teachers always get a discount.

  • Address 1 Fort Henry Mall
  • Phone (423) 378-5859
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts

Find us on the upper level of the Fort Henry Mall where we provide readers with new and used books, cards, gifts, and 250 kinds of tea, including loose leaf and organic teas.

  • City Title Knoxville
  • Address 1 230 Papermill Pl Way
  • Phone (865) 588-0331
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

McKay's is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! People bring us their books, movies, videogames, music, etc, and we offer them cash or store credit.

Union Ave Books is a comfortable place for downtown Knoxville dwellers and shoppers to browse, sip their coffee, and soak up the ambiance that only a bookstore can deliver. We offer hand-selected new and used books as well as decorative arts and gifts for all occasions. Special orders welcome and are usually on hand within three business days.

  • City Title Lebanon
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  • Address 1 107 S. Cumberland St.
  • Phone (615) 549-5089
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Books, books, and more books. We will take your old books and music in trade.

The biggest and best used bookstore in Maryville, Tennessee. Featuring locally roasted coffee and gluten free items in our cafe!

  • City Title Memphis
  • Address 1 6112 Quince at Ridgeway
  • Phone (901) 683-2367
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Thousands of used hardback and paperback books in excellent condition. Serving the Memphis community since 1993.

Located in the heart of the Cooper-Young neighborhood, in midtown Memphis, Burke's Book Store is one of the oldest independent book stores in the country. Since 1875, Burke's has provided Memphis with the finest selection of new, used, and rare books.

  • Address 1 739 White Station Rd.
  • Phone (901) 464-0395
  • Type Primarily new with some used books, Black-owned
  • Specialty General Interest

DeMoir Books & Things is a millennial-owned independent bookstore that provides new & used books, comics, vintage books, DVDs, apparel, collectibles, toys, and much more!

  • Address 1 387 Perkins Ext.
  • Phone (901) 922-5526
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

In January 2017, Memphis rallied to keep The Booksellers from closing. Through their support, our story continues. We hope you enjoy our new novel.

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  • Address 1 548 S. Main
  • Phone (901) 249-5370
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

South Main Book Juggler provides new and used books, gifts, and greeting cards to Downtown Memphis. Somewhere between serious and silly.

  • City Title Nashville
  • Address 1 2721 Jefferson St.
  • Phone (615) 321-4111
  • Type New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty African American
  • Sidelines Gifts

Nashville's Center for African-American books, educational materials, gifts and positive Afri-centric apparel.

  • Address 1 1043 W. Eastland Ave. #104
  • Phone (615) 485-5420
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Bookshop is a cozy, inviting nook offering a specially curated selection of unique, highly designed books on a wide range of topics that include: art & photography, design, cooking, classics, nature, humor & pop culture, coloring, children's books, books about books & writers, and more. Also, we can order just about any book for you, and you'll be able to pick it up at shop in a couple of days. Just ask!

We're always buying books, and we pay top dollar for those we can use.

  • Address 1 101 White Bridge Rd.
  • Phone (615) 352-1562
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Welcome to Elder's Bookstore, the oldest and finest bookstore in Tennessee!

Providing heirloom quality toys, enriching literature, high quality art supplies, and educational games.

Used books, CDs, movies, and more.

Mt. Parnassus in Greek mythology is the home of literature, learning and music. We will be Nashville’s Parnassus by providing a refuge for Nashvillians of all ages who share in the love of the written word.

Rhino Booksellers is a neighborhood bookstore, locally owned and operated, specializing in gently used books, collectible firsts, fine instruments, and vintage vinyl records. We love readers, musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, and photographers. Rhino is deeply committed to Nashville’s community of creative talent.

We want to remind you of a time and place where life was a little slower and maybe a bit more enjoyable, and to suggest that much of our product selection will bring back those memories . . . memories you might want to pass on to your kids and grandkids. Some enjoy visiting a place where the customer is appreciated and served. Where they can sit on a church pew and drink their Nehi, play a game of checkers, work on a puzzle, swap stories, read a book, meet new friends, or just relax. That’s what our place is all about.


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