NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Texas
The best list of independent Texas bookstores
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.
Owned/managed by local Austinite, Albert McGee. We cater to collectors and everyday readers with a huge inventory of obscure HBs/first editions and plenty of cheap paperbacks.
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.
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.
Recycled Reads is the Austin Public Library's used bookstore. Our mission is to maximize the useful life of items removed from Library circulation through resale and recycling.
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.
Brenham's premier (okay, only) used bookstore located in historic Downtown Brenham. Our newest location is our best yet, with six rooms chock full of books! (It’s not really a “nook” anymore.) We also carry a small selection of new titles, as well as really fun gifts for book lovers. Come and see us!
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!
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 is an independent bookstore with a hand-picked selection of books and gifts for adults and kids. We feature story times for kids at 10:00 Wednesdays and Saturdays, and author events three or four evenings a week.
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, innovative entrepreneurs, and progressive community members. It's a place to find your next unexpected read, burst through your professional dreams, savor java from one of Drip's renown coffee roasters, and engage with your community.
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.
Lark & Owl is an independent bookstore, bistro, and retail experience founded by women in historic Downtown Georgetown, Texas. Our mission is to meet the needs of our customers by creating an inviting space for community, conversation, and books.
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 third decade as Houston's leading source for metaphysical information and services.
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.
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.
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.
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).
We are a small but growing bookstore with great used bookstore prices. We have a steady flow of books coming in and we buy out a lot of very old collections. We carry everything from current books to antiquarian and Bible pages etc. We also have a large number of vintage items, antique items, and collectables.
Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences is a locally owned, independent bookstore in Old Town Leander, Texas.
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.
New books and DVD movies every week. Open 9:30-5:00 Mon-Sat and Sun 1:00-4:00. Hardbacks, paperbacks, Westerns, science fiction, thrillers, VHS movies, cassettes, vinyl record albums, and more!
Old Town books provides an oasis in West Texas where individuals can share and celebrate the written word.
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.
Located in the heart of downtown Waco, Texas, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe is Waco’s independent bookshop.
An indie children's bookshop in the RGV! Books, gifts, and toys for growing minds. We have a wonderful selection of children's books, gifts, & toys plus, a small, but unique, offering of baby and toddler's clothing and accessories. We also personalize a variety of items including bibs, burps, blankets, tops, and more! Weekly storytime, events, classes, parties, and more! Est. 2001