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Indie Bookstores in Wisconsin

The best list of independent Wisconsin bookstores

 

  • City Title Appleton
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  • Address 1 310 W College Ave.
  • Phone (920) 738-6636
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Readings

Unique items and gifts for the body, mind and spirit. Everything from Angels to Zen! Featuring the state's largest selection of sterling silver jewelry and gemstones from around the world. A rare find awaits with angels, crystals, books, music, tarot, candles, incense, aromatherapy, statues, mystical creatures, and Native American and Eastern artifacts. Private psychic readings. Open 7 days a week.

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  • Address 1 293 W. Northland Ave
  • Phone (920) 734-8908
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Educational, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts

The Book Store features thousands of used and new books. We offer discounted prices on all of our books. Our in-store used book trading system keeps our inventory changing daily. Family owned and operated since 1977, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff we are happy to help you find your next favorite book or author. We keep a computerized inventory of all our books making it easy to help you find what you're looking for.

  • City Title Ashland
  • Address 1 301 Main St W
  • Phone (715) 685-9998
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Baraboo
  • Address 1 135 3rd St.
  • Phone (608) 356-5155
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Book World offers a huge selection of books, magazines, trading cards, toys, games, & more in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

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  • Address 1 526 Oak St.
  • Phone (608) 355-1001
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

The Village Booksmith is south-central Wisconsin's premier shop for used, collectible, and hard-to-find books, along with popular fiction, kids' books, and new volumes of local interest. We offer live music, poetry readings, and other free cultural events weekly (usually on Wednesday and Friday evenings). We also stock a wide variety of quirky journals, calendars, and greeting cards. Come visit!

Apostle Islands Booksellers is a full-service, locally-owned, independent bookstore located in Bayfield, Wisconsin on the south shore of Lake Superior.

While continuing to provide incomparable in-store selection, Redbery Books has gone electronic! Redbery Books also hosts author events, special events, a variety of book clubs and story times, and is also a proud co-sponsor of the annual Northwoods Children's Books Conference, a conference specifically designed for librarians, media specialists, educators and writers, held every fall.

  • City Title Eagle River
  • Address 1 114 E. Wall St.
  • Phone (715) 479-7094
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

We offer a large selection of books, magazines, games, toys, trading cards, and lots more.

  • City Title Fish Creek
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  • Address 1 4083 Main St.
  • Phone (920) 868-1467
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

A carefully selected collection of 20,000 used and rare titles, focused on regional history, militaria, Americana, as well as a general inventory of literary fiction, mystery, suspense, art, nature, hunting, fishing, exploration and adventure titles. We also stock a broad selection of new books, journals and blank books, antique and reproduction maps, puzzles, and postcards. We take particular pride in presenting a well-organized stock of clean used books in excellent condition.

  • City Title Fond du Lac
  • Address 1 85 S. Main St.
  • Phone (920) 922-2980
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

A huge selection of books, magazines, toys, games, and much more, all in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The premier independent bookstore in Green Bay, WI, The Reader's Loft features titles for all ages and interests, and offers both new and used books.

  • City Title Hayward
  • Address 1 10553 Main
  • Phone (715) 634-6007
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Hudson
  • Address 1 226 Locust St
  • Phone (715) 220-8818
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Selling new and used books; journals, educational toys, greeting cards etc. FREE delivery in Hudson area and curbside service.

  • City Title Madison
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  • Address 1 1421 S. Park St. #200
  • Phone (608) 441-1957
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Popular Culture bookstore since 1979, specializing in mystery and science fiction/fantasy titles and comic books.

Avol's Books are sold on a consignment basis through A Room of One's Own Bookstore, on Gorham St., and on line at Amazon, ABE, Alibris and Barnes & Noble. Book buying hours are Noon to 6pm, Mon-Sat, and by chance or appointment.

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  • Address 1 315 W. Gorham St.
  • Phone (608) 257-7888
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Feminist, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Room offers a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, greeting cards, and t-shirts. We also have strong children's and young adult, women's studies and LGBT fiction and nonfiction sections.

  • City Title Manitowoc
  • Address 1 907 S 8th St
  • Phone (920) 682-9202
  • Type New books

Stop by Book World for a huge selection of books, fine tobacco products, magazinese, toys, games, and much more, all in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Happily outfitting readers and writers for 17 years. Proudly offering a curated selection of traditional, battery-free books.
  • City Title Marinette
  • Address 1 1723 Main St
  • Phone (715) 735-5188
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Marshfield
  • Address 1 414 S. Central Ave
  • Phone (715) 387-6667
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Mequon
  • Address 1 10920 N Port Washington Rd
  • Phone (262) 240-9839
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Book World's warm, welcoming stores offer a huge selection of books, magazines, toys, games, and more.

In April 2009, Boswell Book Company opened in the former location of the Downer Avenue Schwartz branch. New books, second hand books, bargain books, autographed books, greeting cards, journals, toys and gifts. And lots and lots of events.

Used books, DVDs, videos, and CDs! Well-organized and friendly. Want to sell your books? We make house calls!

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  • Address 1 2710 N. Murray Ave.
  • Phone (414) 963-9089
  • Type New books
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Outwords Books Gifts & Coffee is conveniently located in Milwaukee's East Side, a short drive or bus ride. Coming from Wisconsin Ave., Outwords is two blocks from both the "GreenLine" & "30-Maryland" Bus. Please phone for directions. Outwords Books offers a wide selection of LGBT-related books, videos, music cds, magazines, cards, gifts, personalized customer service plus a cozy Coffee Bar offering lights snacks plus a damned good cup of coffee!
  • Address 1 5704 W. Vliet St.
  • Phone (414) 774-7205
  • Specialty Children's
Our goals are to promote a lifetime practice of reading and writing, to provide a forum and resource center for writers/artists in our region, and to increase and diversify the audience for contemporary literature through innovative approaches to multi-arts programming. Woodland Pattern is the only Milwaukee, Wisconsin arts organization presenting contemporary literature to the general public on a continuous basis.
  • City Title Minocqua
  • Address 1 522 Oneida St.
  • Phone (715) 356-7071
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Montello
  • Address 1 147 E. Montello St.
  • Phone (608) 297-2200
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
Located in a grand historic church built in 1875, there is plenty of space to leisurely browse through the wide array of books for all ages and interests. Open in summer from 10-5 and Sundays from 10-4 with free on-street parking, it is an ideal destination for book lovers. Readers’ Realm is a full-service bookstore offering special orders, gift certificates, and a volume discount program. There is a unique selection of gift items and the store offers free gift wrapping with your purchase.

A Neighborhood Independent Bookstore. Featuring new titles in fiction, nonfiction,young adult, and children’s. We also carry a variety of titles for the collector.

An independently-owned community-based bookstore serving the Oconomowoc, Lake Country, and Waukesha area since 1983.
  • City Title Oconto
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  • Address 1 302 Collins Ave.
  • Phone (920) 834-3220
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Toys/Games
BayShore Books LLC is Oconto County's Independent Bookstore. Whether you are looking for new or used, we offer a wide variety of adult and children's titles, along with puzzles, toys, gifts, and journals. Can't find what you are looking for? Let us special order that new or out of print book for you.
  • City Title Oshkosh
  • Address 1 408 North Main St
  • Phone (920) 231-0800
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Paper Tiger offers a large selection of books, magazines, toys, games, and more in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

  • City Title Plymouth
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  • Address 1 214 E. Mill St.
  • Phone 920) 892-6657
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Book Heads is a family owned and operated bookstore with books for all ages and interests, greeting cards, gifts, activity books, and puzzles! Special orders are welcome with no additional shipping charges in most cases. Come read the quotes on our walls! Unplug, yet recharge, with real books!

  • City Title Port Washington
  • Address 1 317 Franklin St
  • Phone (262) 643-5601
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea
  • Events Readings

Ozaukee county's locally owned independent bookstore.

  • City Title Rhinelander
  • Address 1 58 N. Brown St.
  • Phone (715 )369-2627
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Rice Lake
  • Address 1 105 N. Main St.
  • Phone (715) 234-8038
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Shawano
  • Address 1 134 S. Main St.
  • Phone (715) 524-3837
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games
  • City Title Sheboygan
  • Address 1 539 S. Taylor Dr
  • Phone (920) 459-8254
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • City Title Sister Bay
  • Address 1 10580 Country Walk Dr
  • Phone (920) 854-4248
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Book World provides a huge selection of books, magazines, trading cards, games, toys, and more.

General independent bookshore, fine yarn shop, gallery of local art & jewelry, and provider of games, puzzles, educational toys, and magazines.
  • City Title Spring Green
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  • Address 1 102 E. Jefferson St.
  • Phone (608) 588-7638
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards
The independent bookstore you'll wish was in every town, and the independent-minded cafe you'll be glad to find inside.
  • City Title Stevens Point
  • Address 1 1136 Main St
  • Phone (715) 344-5311
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Book World offers a huge selection of books, magazines, toys, games, & more in a welcoming atmosphere.

  • City Title Sturgeon Bay
  • Address 1 30 N 3rd Ave.
  • Phone (920) 743-3159
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

A huge selection of books, magazines, toys, games, and more in a friendly atmosphere.

New and used books for readers of all ages.

New, used, rare, & antiquarian books. We buy, sell, and trade. Custom book searches.
  • City Title Washburn
  • Address 1 2 E. Bayfield St.
  • Phone (715) 373-2899
  • Type Used books
Open Seasonally Memorial Day - Columbus Day, Fair Isle Books is an independent book and fair trade gift shop with handpicked new books & global gifts. The shop features island and Door Co. authors as well as bestsellers in fiction & nonfiction, adult, & children's literature.
Memories of the Manhattan neighborhood brought to little Watertown, Wisconsin in the form of a book store and coffee house. Espresso, tea, smoothies, Italian sodas, wine/beer, salads, wraps, books, jewelry, gifts, and locally owned and operated. Internet available.
This children’s bookstore, located in The Book Cellar next to Little Fat Gretchen's, has games, puzzles, toys, and great books!
Since 1919, Janke Book Store has been in the heartbeat of Downtown Wausau. Janke continues to be the place for books, magazines, stationery, greeting cards, art supplies, great children's department, and the lower level of bargain books!
  • City Title Wauwatosa
  • Address 1 7603 W. State St.
  • Phone (414) 774-2665
  • Type New books
  • City Title West Bend
  • Address 1 1602 S. Main St.
  • Phone (262) 429-1199
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Book World stores offer a huge selection if books, magazines, toys, games, and more.

  • City Title Wisconsin Rapids
  • Address 1 253 W Grand Ave.
  • Phone (715) 421-2570
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Book World's friendly, welcoming atmosphere offers books, magazines, games, toys, and much more.

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