America’s Greatest Independent Bookstores (Photos)

America’s Greatest Independent Bookstores (Photos)

Courtesy of Fountain Books

Courtesy of Fountain Books

From Powells in Portland to Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi to the Strand in New York, a gallery of America's greatest independent bookstores.

Courtesy of Anderson's Books

Anderson’s Books—Naperville, IL


Book Hampton—East Hampton, NY


Courtesy of Book Passage

Book Passage—Corte Madera, CA


Deborah Cannon / AP

Book People—Austin, TX


Robert Mora / Getty Images (left); Courtesy of Book Soup

Book Soup—West Hollywood, CA


Michele Sandberg / ZUMA Press

Books and Books—Miama, FL


Courtesy of Chapter One

Chapter One—Ketchum, ID


Manny Crisostomo / Sacramento Bee-Landov

City Lights Bookstore—San Francisco, CA


Courtesy of The Corner Bookstore

Corner Bookstore—New York, NY

Ted S. Warren / AP

Elliott Bay Book Co.—Seattle, WA


Courtesy of Explore Booksellers

Explore Booksellers—Aspen, CO



Greg Ward / Rough Guides-Newscom

Faulkner House Books—New Orleans, LA


Courtesy of Fountain Books

Fountain Books—Richmond, VA


JB Reed / Landov

Harvard Bookstore—Cambridge, MA


Courtesy of Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books—St. Louis, MO


Melina Mara / The Washington Post-Getty Images

Politics & Prose—Washington, DC


Don Ryan / AP

Powell's Bookstore—Portland, OR


Courtesy of Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights Books—Iowa City, IA


Courtesy of Quail Ridge Books

Quail Ridge Books—Raleigh, NC



Courtesy of Square Books

Square Books—Oxford, MS



Ed Andrieski / AP

Tattered Cover Book Store—Denver, CO


Seth Wenig / AP

The Strand—New York, NY


Courtesy of Three Lives Books

Three Lives Books—New York, NY