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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Tennessee

The best list of independent Tennessee bookstores


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  • Address 1 1467 Market St, Ste 106
  • Phone (423) 777-5629
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Star Line Books is Chattanooga's bookstore. An indie shop devoted to it's customers and all their reading needs. Hosting author events. Hand Selected & Hand Delivered.

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

New and used books and gifts.

  • 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.

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.

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

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  • Address 1 517 Union Ave.
  • Phone (865) 951-2180
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts

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 Madison
  • Address 1 2209 Gallatin Pike North
  • Phone (615) 859-7219
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's

Over 70,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, and books on CD, including all genres of fiction, history, religion, art, children's books, and more.

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 1 387 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 providing new and used books, gifts and greeting cards to Downtown Memphis. Somewhere between serious and silly.
  • Address 1 2172 Young Ave.
  • Phone (901) 630-8088
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts
Two Rivers is Midtown's only dedicated Sci-Fi/Fantasy book store, located in the heart of Cooper-Young in Memphis, TN. We sell new releases as well as used books and vintage pulp novels. Two Rivers Bookstore also has a gift shop featuring natural incense, skin care, perfumes, and more from other small businesses.
  • City Title Nashville
  • Address 1 2721 Jefferson St.
  • Phone (615) 321-4111
  • Type New books
  • Specialty African American
  • Sidelines Gifts

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

East Side Story encourages, supports, cultivates, and provides a platform for local Nashville writers to tell their best stories.
  • Address 1 101 White Bridge Rd.
  • Phone (615) 352-1562
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Providing heirloom quality toys, enriching literature, high quality art supplies and educational games. Check out our website for our free Saturday story times. 

Her 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 have book on 8th Ave, with Grimey's Too and Frothy Monkey! The trifecta—books, records and coffee—next door to Grimey's Records and the Basement!

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.
Mr. K's is a used bookstore that also carries CDs, DVDs, Books-on-CD, vinyl records and video games! All of these items are available for either cash or trade. We also have a limited selection of discounted new books and recent best-sellers (but trade cannot be applied to new books).

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