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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Texas

The best list of independent Texas bookstores


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  • City Title Archer City
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  • Address 1 216 S Center
  • Phone (940) 574-211
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Booked Up began in 1971 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and is now located in Archer City, Texas, carrying between 150,000 and 200,000 fine and scholarly titles.

  • City Title Austin
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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
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.
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  • Address 1 5501 N Lamar Blvd. #A-105
  • Phone (512) 472-2785
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Feminist
  • Sidelines Gifts

BookWoman began 43 years ago in an upstairs shop on Guadalupe. From there we moved into Susan Post's house at the time, and then we became BookWoman and moved to 6th Street. Then we moved to 12th and Lamar, and since 2008 we're located at 5501 North Lamar, where we host regular events.

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.
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  • Address 1 4926 E Cesar Chavez St, Unit C1
  • Phone (512) 389-9881
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Feminist, LGBT, African American
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) 282-9888
  • Type Primarily used with some new 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 Cleburne
  • Address 1 10 E Chamber St.
  • Phone (817) 349-6366
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Opening November 2017 in a historic 130 year old building on the courthouse square in Cleburne, Texas. More than 100,000 titles and adding thousands weekly. Texas best used, out-of-print, rare bookshop? We're working on it!

  • City Title Dallas
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  • Address 1 3000 Commerce St
  • Phone (972) 638-7741
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Deep Vellum Books is Dallas' independent bookstore, cafe, and 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.

Interabang Books, a new full-service, independent bookstore, will open in July 2017. The 5,000 square foot store, at the southeast corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane, will carry 12,000+ titles in a variety of categories, with a focus on fiction, children’s books, and creative nonfiction. The store will feature a flexible event space with seating for up to 100 people for book signings and a children’s stage for weekly story times and other programs. 

General used bookstore with movies and music as well in Casa Linda Plaza. Trade-ins welcome and cash paid selectively. Formerly Paperbacks Plus in Lakewood. Go to our website for links to our other stores in N. Oak Cliff & Downtown Mesquite.

General used bookstore with movies and music as well. Trade-ins welcome and cash paid selectively. Go to our website for links to our other stores in Casa Linda Plaza in East Dallas & Downtown Mesquite.

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.

Sententia Vera Cultural Hub is a community space for cultured bibliophiles, coffee aficionados, and innovative entrepreneurs. It’s a place to find your next unexpected read, burst through your wildest dreams, attend events, and savor java from one of Austin’s renown coffee roasters.

  • City Title El Paso
  • Address 1 5411 N. Mesa - 19B
  • Phone (915) 307-4760
  • Type Primarily used with some new books

New & Used Books; Rare & Unusual Books; Signed First Editions; Out-of-Print Books.

Welcome The Dock, where we bring you everything literary and edutaining.

Community gathering spot where you can pause from the hectic pace of life with a book and a cup of tea in Fort Worth, Texas.

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.

Established in 1991, Galveston Bookshop is located in downtown Galveston’s historic Strand shopping district, and offers the area’s greatest selection of used and out-of-print books.

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 Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food
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!

As Greenville's only bookstore, we delight in bringing you a lovingly curated selection of books for readers of all ages. We carry picture books and chapter books for children; fiction for young adult readers; and classics, fiction, inspirational, and other genres as well.

Welcome to west Houston's friendly neighborhood bookshop! Check our event schedule to see what's coming up and what we're reading!
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
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, has weekly updates with original content by Brazos staff and other contributors.

Kaboom Books is a used bookstore in The Heights.

  • Address 1 2450 Fry Rd.
  • Phone (281) 578-7770
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

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  • 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.

A locally owned independent bookstore with a diverse selection of books in a home-like atmopshere.

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

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.
  • City Title Mesquite
  • Address 1 108 E. Davis St.
  • Phone (972) 285-8661
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

General used bookstore with movies and music as well. Trade-ins welcome & cash paid selectively. See our website for links to our other two stores in Dallas.

  • City Title Navasota
  • Address 1 120 E. Washington Ave.
  • Phone (936) 900-4662
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title New Braunfels
  • Address 1 863 Interstate 35 Ste A
  • Phone (210) 833-8167
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Book Haus is a used bookstore in New Braunfels, Texas.

  • City Title Port Neches
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  • Address 1 1720 Magnolia Ave. Ste 104
  • Phone (409) 344-0876
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Fantastic Books at Fantastic Prices! New, used, collectible, and antiquarian books.

  • City Title San Antonio
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  • Address 1 306 Pearl Pkwy, Ste 106
  • Phone (210) 826-6411
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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
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  • Address 1 5505 Padre Blvd.
  • Phone (956) 433-5057
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
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!

  • City Title Stamford
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  • Address 1 102 S Swenson St.
  • Phone (325) 773-5550
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional

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

Books, coffee, beer, wine, and a unique space to hang out with friends in Sweetwater, Texas.

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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