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Indie Bookstores in Texas

The best list of independent Texas bookstores

 

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  • City Title Archer City
  • Address 1 216 S Center
  • Phone (940) 574-211
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
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  • Address 1 603 N. Lamar St.
  • Phone (512) 472-5050
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
BookPeople has been Texas’ leading independent bookstore since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 20 years. The rest of the country has caught on too; BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 43 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, BookPeople is the destination bookstore in Texas.
  • City Title Austin
  • Address 1 5501 N Lamar Blvd. #A-105
  • Phone (512) 472-2785
  • Type New books
Austin's fine purveyor of the proverbial flip side of the coin. All the information the schools forgot to tell you and the media refuses to give you can be found here! We also carry a growing line of health and wellness products, DVDs, and much more!
Farewell Books, founded in February 2013 and run by Travis Kent & Mikaylah Bowman, is a progressive new and used bookshop and art gallery in the city of Austin, Texas.
Malvern Books is a bookstore and community space for literary enthusiasts in Austin, Texas.
Monkeywrench Books is an all-volunteer, collectively run bookstore and social space in Austin, TX that's pushing toward something radically different.
Resistencia Bookstore, Casa de Red Salmon Arts, is a neighborhood center for aspiring writers, providing quality literature to Austin communities since 1983. Specializing in Native, Chicana/o-Mexicana/o, Latina/o, African-American, feminist, queer and children’s bilingual literature, the bookstore also provides a meeting space for community organizations and hosts a variety of cultural and literary events.
A place for meeting friends, taking a break, and a having latte or fruit smoothie. You may also find the book you've been lookin' for!
  • City Title Canyon
  • Address 1 419 16th St.
  • Phone (806) 452-8002
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Burrowing Owl Books is an independent, family owned bookstore located on the square in Canyon, TX specializing in new and used books!

  • City Title Clarksville
  • Address 1 100 N. Walnut St.
  • Phone (903) 427-2000
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Gifts
Bookstore serving Red River County and surrounding areas.

Deep Vellum Books is Dallas' independent bookstore, cafe, & cultural center with literary events, plus live music, film, art & more, seven days a week.

Best toy store in Dallas! If you have never been here then you will be amazed. If you have been here there is always something new coming in. Fun place to shop and look around for all ages.
  • Address 1 633 West Davis Dr.
  • Phone (214) 941-2665
  • Type Used books
A general used bookstore with movies and music. Buy, sell & trade hardbacks, paperbacks, comics, magazines, audio books, CD's, DVD's, LP's, VHS, sheet music, cassettes, 45's, 78's, 8-tracks, posters, laserdisk, beta tapes, etc. Books in all languages wanted. Books mailed anywhere. Items transferred between stores.
Books, beer, coffee, wine, records, readings . . . This is not fiction, it's just another kind of satisfaction.
We buy and sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs. Open every day 9am to 9pm! 17,000 sq ft across 3 floors. Half a million books. Tens of thousands of CDs, DVDs, and LPs. All inside a 100 year old Opera House.
  • City Title Fort Worth
  • Address 1 6637 Meadowbrook Dr.
  • Phone (817) 457-5700
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Welcome The Dock, where we bring you everything literary and edutaining.

A new independent bookstore in the Near Southside of Fort Worth.

Monkey and Dog serves as a place for children to find, read, and talk about their favorite books. Doing our part to encourage the next generation of readers, we have carefully chosen books from national and state reading awards lists, from teachers' and counselors' recommendations, and from a life-long voracious reader's favorites. We prescribe NOT to the pedagogic view of making learning fun, but rather that learning IS fun, challenging, and joyful.

The Last Bookstore and Coffee Shop is the place to relax with a nice book and a big cup of coffee or use our free Wi-Fi.

Used books and ephemera in the antique district of Downtown Gladewater.
  • City Title Glen Rose
  • Address 1 502 NE Barnard St.
  • Phone (254) 897-2665
  • Type New books
Located just two blocks east of the historic downtown square in Glen Rose, Texas, Storiebook Cafe is an independent bookstore and cafe. We offer new and used books, wi-fi access, daily lunch specials, family friendly, and pages more!
Welcome to west Houston's friendly neighborhood bookshop! Check our event schedule to see what's coming up and what we're reading!
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  • Address 1 7951 Katy Freeway, Ste. N
  • Phone (713) 993-0550
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings
We are proud and truly grateful to enter our 3rd decade as Houston's leading source for metaphysical information and services. We have moved from our long-time home in Westheimer Oaks to an new larger space on the Katy Freeway between Antoine and Chimney Rock.
  • Address 1 2421 Bissonnet St.
  • Phone (713) 523-0701
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Art, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Houston's premier independent bookseller since 1974, Brazos Bookstore specializes in literary fiction, poetry, art, architecture, and more. With hundreds of author events each year and regular kids programming, the store is not only a reliable source for high quality books but also a cultural hub for writers and readers alike. Throughout the decades, Brazos Bookstore has partnered with Houston's leading arts organizations, becoming an interdisciplinary bookstore. For readers outside Houston, BrazosBookstore.com has weekly updates with original content by Brazos staff and other contributors.
  • Address 1 2450 Fry Rd.
  • Phone (281) 578-7770
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
A favorite Katy area destination and community gathering spot for 30 years due to our huge selection of books, toys, games, and gifts and our full calendar of activities and fun.
  • Address 1 365 W 19th St.
  • Phone (713) 868-5438
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts

The Lift is your little shop around the corner, both a bookstore and a gift shop. We carry the good reads: the new, talked-about, sought-after books. The Lift also overflows with colorful, whimsical gifts that are a joy to the senses, including home decor items, items of Texas or Houston interest, and fashion accessories. 

The Menil Collection Bookstore is the store for the Menil Collection, a private collection of art. It is a rocking awesome store for serious lovers of art books.
Houston's Mystery Bookstore since 1980! Winner of the 2004 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Nominated for Publishers Weekly's Bookseller of the Year (2007-2010).
A full service bookstore with personal service.

Once an online store, Black World Books now has a physical location in Killeen, Texas. We specialize in the needs of the African American community with books, multimedia, and news on the issues that matter most.

  • City Title Lexington
  • Address 1 521 Third St.
  • Phone (214) 675-5661
  • Type Used books

Family owned bookstore featuring fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.

Marfa Book Company is a bookstore; publisher; film, music, art and performance venue located in Marfa, Texas. From November 2014 through the following summer, we will be located at the Corder Lumber building on South Dean Street, one block south of Ballroom Marfa, while our original building undergoes a significant renovation. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you'll come and see our temporary location.
  • City Title McKinney
  • Address 1 207 N. Tennessee
  • Phone (972) 562-0533
  • Type Used books
The Book Gallery is celebrating its 15th year in business. Located in Historical Downtown McKinney we specialize in rare and antiquarian books.
Dinosaurs, Princesses and Captain Underpants! Oh My! We are children's bookstore located in Gruene Lake Village in New Braunfels, Texas.

Fantastic Books at Fantastic Prices! New, Used, Collectible, and Antiquarian Books.

  • City Title Post
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  • Address 1 127 E. Main St.
  • Phone (806) 495-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines Artwork
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
We consider ourselves the most unique book store between Dallas, TX and Albuquerque, NM. Our inventory always includes regional history and Texana plus a changing variety of new and used fiction and non-fiction. Our children's section is small, but packed with first-rate sections. Area artists are featured in our gallery area.
The Twig Book Shop began its evolution in 1972. Currently located at the former Pearl Brewery on the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk, The Twig provides newly released books for children and adults as well as award-winning classics. The space at Pearl has become a venue for local and national poets and authors. The Twig makes books available for book clubs, schools, and conferences. The Texana collection makes The Twig a destination for history lovers near and far.
  • City Title South Padre Island
  • Address 1 5505 Padre Blvd.
  • Phone (956) 433-5057
  • Type New books
Paragraphs is a full-service independent bookstore owned and operated by Joni Montover and Griff Mangan. We moved to this wonderful, barrier island and opened Paragraphs in 2009. Our comprehensive selection of new and used books, is personally selected by us and we pride ourselves on being able to find something that will satisfy any reader at a price they can afford.
Charming new and used book store in Old Town Spring, Texas!

Noteworthy is a community bookstor in Stamford, Texas. We feature Texas authors and other artisans from the area.

Our first love is books!

An indie children's bookshop in the RGV! Books, gifts, & toys for growing minds. We have a wonderful selection of children's books, gifts, & toys plus, a small, but unique, offering of baby & toddler's clothing & accessories. We also personalize a variety of items including bibs, burps, blankets, tops, and more! Weekly storytime, events, classes, parties, & more! Est. 2001
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