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BookPeople of Moscow was founded in downtown Moscow in 1973 and has been the Palouse's favorite independent and locally-owned bookstore ever since.

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57th Street Books is a neighborhood bookstore located at 57th and Kimbark in Chicago's Hyde Park. We carry an impressive selection of literature: mysteries, cookbooks, travel books, children's books, magazines and newspapers, and a broad selection of nonfiction titles.

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  • City Title Chicago
  • Address 1 1301 E. 57th St.
  • Phone (773) 684-1300
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

After-words is one of the few independent bookstores left in downtown Chicago. Our two floors house a huge collection of over 70,000 new and used volumes.

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  • Address 1 23 E. Illinois St.
  • Phone (312) 464-1110
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

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We sell first editions of modern literature, jazz and blues, labor history, African American studies, surrealism, and illustrated books by appointment.

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  • Address 1 1533 W. Oakdale
  • Phone (773) 472-4528
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Art, African American

On May 16, 1978, Joe Angelastri opened up the corner newsstand that would become the largest magazine store in Chicago, and one of the largest news newsstands in the country, City Newsstand. Twenty-five years later it has grown into the two largest newsstands in Chicagoland and it’s still growing!

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  • Address 1 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.
  • Phone (773) 862-4882
  • Type Used books

Powell’s Books Chicago has been recycling ideas to the world for over 40 years. Our independent retail store in Hyde Park has well over a quarter million quality used, rare, and discounted books. We primarily specialize in academic and scholarly books, but also have extensive general interest sections.

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June 24, 2014

Chicago - Quimby's

Purveyor of independently-published and small press zines, comics, books, and other bizarre periodicals.

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Sandmeyer's Bookstore: Independent and family-owned in the South Loop since 1982. Stop in today; you're always going to find something good at Sandmeyer's!

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Bringing books and wine together in what can only be described as a beautiful marriage. Hosting signings, storytimes, and more.

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  • Address 1 4736 N. Lincoln Ave.
  • Phone (773) 293-2665
  • Type New books
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Magazines/Newspapers

We are a fiercely independent bookstore in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, regularly hosting literary events.

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We are one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, with children's books for all ages, and hosting events.

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Jane Addams Book Shop in downtown Champaign, Illinois is a locally owned, independent bookstore that has been in business since 1984. Carrying over 70,000 titles, we have a number of very well-stocked sections that span fifteen separate rooms on three floors.

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Located 100 miles west of Chicago off US I-88 and 40 miles shy of the Mississippi River in downtown Dixon, IL—Ronald Reagan's boyhood hometown—we are an Indiebound bookseller with books for readers of all ages and interests, specializing in local history, prairie, and children's learning. We also have Melissa & Doug toys, locally made soaps & candles, greeting cards, and more! Special orders welcome. We offer coffee, espresso drinks, other hot & cold beverages, and sweet treats for sale, plus conversation no money can buy. We hope you come visit us soon!

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  • City Title Dixon
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  • Address 1 202 W. 1st St.
  • Phone (815) 285-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

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Bookends & Beginnings is located in the heart of downtown Evanston, right of Sherman Avenue. We offer an eclectic mix of new, used, and remaindered books, additionally an attractive (and affordable) line of jewelry from Germany, blank notebooks (also from Germany), book boxes, handmade pens and writing paraphernalia, and other gift items. Customer orders for books not in stock are fulfilled within 2-5 days.

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  • Address 1 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley 1
  • Phone (224) 999-7722
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Warm, comfortable setting with very knowledgeable staff to help you. Independent bookstore—specializing in history, mystery, biography and related subjects, for adults & children—which hosts three discussion groups (history, mystery, & G.K. Chesterton), as well as regular Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America meetings, and author events. Free gift wrapping, on street parking, access from two commuter train lines & three bus lines. Accessible.

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  • City Title Forest Park
  • Address 1 7419 W. Madison St.
  • Phone (708) 771-7243
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Mystery

Inner Wisdom is a book and gift store offering massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki, psychic readings, and workshops to promote health and well being.

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  • City Title Galesburg
  • Address 1 44 N. Seminary St.
  • Phone (309) 343-8806
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts

Your proudly independent bookstore, located in historic Downtown Glen Ellyn. In addition to providing books to the community, we also host regular events, including author signings, storytimes, and more.

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  • City Title Glen Ellyn
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  • Address 1 475 N Main St
  • Phone (630) 469-2891
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Lake Forest Book Store was opened in 1949 by a group of local women. Now located directly across from the Lake Forest train station, the store is right in the middle of historic Market Square.

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New Copperfield’s Book Service is a general interest, independent, retail bookstore with current bestsellers, new titles, local authors, and regional interest books. We carry a selection of recent children's books. Special orders are welcome.

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Northbrook's Community Bookstore

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  • City Title Northbrook
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  • Address 1 1151 Church St.
  • Phone (847) 498-4999
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

We're an independent discount new and used bookstore in Downtown Oak Park.

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  • City Title Oak Park
  • Address 1 1045 Lake St.
  • Phone (708) 386-9800
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

I Know You Like A Book is an independent bookstore in Peoria Heights, IL. The store features new books, used books, first editions, and a variety of gift items.

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  • City Title Peoria Heights
  • Address 1 4707 N. Prospect Rd.
  • Phone (309) 685-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

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  • City Title Quincy
  • Address 1 3800 Broadway St.
  • Phone (217) 224-9762
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

We are an independent bookstore for all ages with a friendly knowledgeable staff located in historic Century Corners in downtown St. Charles, Illinois.

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  • City Title St. Charles
  • Address 1 105 N. 2nd Ave.
  • Phone (630) 584-8600
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

An independent bookstore and an institution on Chicago's North Shore.

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Read Between is a unique community oriented general bookstore located on the historic Woodstock Square. We offer a curated collection of new books for readers of all ages.

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  • City Title Woodstock
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  • Address 1 111 E. Van Buren St
  • Phone (815) 206-5967
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Founded in 1973, Viewpoint Books is one of the oldest general bookstores in the state of Indiana. Viewpoint is located in downtown Columbus, Indiana world renowned for its modern architecture. Visit our Events page for upcoming and ongoing events. 

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  • City Title Columbus
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  • Address 1 548 Washington St.
  • Phone (812) 376-0778
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

We carry a variety of new and used books, along with a great selection of gift items.

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Used bookstore and nanobrewery.

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We're an independent bookstore (making us part of an endangered species), and we're the only bookstore operating in the downtown Indianapolis area. We sell mostly used and some new books for adults and children. We think all of these things make us special, but what really makes us extraordinary is our reason for being. Our bookstore is a source of revenue for the not-for-profit organization Indy Reads whose mission is to improve the literacy skills of adults in central Indiana who currently read at or below the sixth grade level. The profits from Indy Reads Books go directly toward improving literacy in our community through Indy Reads.

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  • Address 1 1066 Virginia Ave.
  • Phone (317) 384-1496
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional

Founded in 1986 Kids Ink provides quality books and toys for children from birth through the teen years. In addition, select books about parenting and education are available. Books are categorized to provide easy access to books dealing with special needs such as divorce, new babies, and sexuality. Join us for book signings, storytimes, and other exciting events.

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Real books, real people. Special orders, gift certificates, comfy chairs, courtesy coffee, bookbinding and restoration, art gallery, author events, poetry readings, live music performances, a Steinway grand piano, and: Oscar Wilde, Grrrrtrude Stein, Alistair B. Toklas, the bookstore cats.

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Three Sisters Books & Gifts is a general bookstore located in the heart of downtown Shelbyville. We also have a cafe and many unique gift items.

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  • City Title Shelbyville
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  • Address 1 7 Public Square
  • Phone (317) 392-2270
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Pretty good book store. Established in 1968 Von's has grown into the area's oldest and most respected book shop. We also feature a wide selection of affordable jewelry, greeting cards, comic books and graphic novels, music, and unique gifts from around the world.

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  • City Title West Lafayette
  • Address 1 315 W. State St.
  • Phone (765) 743-1915
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Toys and Tales that grow imaginations!

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  • City Title Zionsville
  • Address 1 4450 Weston Pointe Dr.
  • Phone (317) 733-8710
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games
June 24, 2014

Bellevue - BookWorm

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We have 40,000+ books in stock between our new and used sections, most are available for browsing in a clean and well-organized setting. We offer much more than just our books in stock, including book accessories, journals, calendars & planners (seasonally), Leanin' Tree and 99¢ greeting cards, gift certificates and a book search service for those hard to find titles. Looking for something not in stock? We will be happy to order it for you, whether it is books, movies or music! The Book Shoppe also hosts events for fellow book lovers with local Iowan authors and writers.

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  • City Title Boone
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  • Address 1 817 Story St.
  • Phone (515) 432-2556
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Open daily at 9am, we carry books, magazines, and gifts. Yes, we can special order!

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  • City Title Burlington
  • Address 1 301 Jefferson
  • Phone (319) 753-9981
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

Next Page Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore in the historic New Bohemia district of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The store offers a healthy selection of new fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children's books in a warm and friendly environment where we also host signings, readings, and other events. Customers can order books and have them in hand between two and five business days of placing their order. There are no additional charges for special orders.

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  • City Title Cedar Rapids
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  • Address 1 1105 Third St. SE
  • Phone (319) 247-2665
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Stop in and see us on Main Street in Cherokee. We carry a wide array of product. Books, Wine, Home Decor. There is really something here for everyone! Come visit us!

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  • City Title Cherokee
  • Address 1 204 W. Main St.
  • Phone (712) 225-2445
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

We are the oldest and largest used bookstore in Iowa. Family owned since 1939. Besides hardback and paperback books on all subjects, we have thousands of old magazines, record albums, DVDs, and CDs. Our hours are 9:30 to 5:30 Monday thru Friday, and 9:30 to 5 on Saturdays.

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  • Address 1 232 W. 3rd St.
  • Phone (563) 324-8941
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Dragonfly Books is an independent bookstore nestled in the heart of scenic northeast Iowa. Dragonfly Books is your one-stop shopping place for books of all kinds. Whether you enjoy mysteries, history, fiction, or looking for cookbooks and children's books, you will find it at Dragonfly Books. We special order books in for you at a nominal fee if out-of-print, or at no additional costs if in-print. Check our website for current information about our Author Events.

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  • City Title Decorah
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  • Address 1 112 W. Water St.
  • Phone (563) 382-4275
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional

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  • City Title Des Moines
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  • Address 1 2629 Beaver Ave. Ste. 1
  • Phone (515) 279-5400
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Locally owned, independent bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa.

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  • City Title Grinnell
  • Address 1 933 Main St.
  • Phone (641) 269-3424
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Regional
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