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Bookstore Lists on the Web

Top 25 Bookstores — A list of the 25 best bookstores in the U.S., maintained by John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.


Top 700 Independent Bookstores Data Files — This list started out as 500, then 600, and now almost 700 top general bookstores. It includes names of the book buyers and event coordinators, address, phone, fax, email, website, and other information about each bookstore. You will be able to download three different formats (your choice of one or all) as well as an info sheet to let you know what is contained in the various data files (Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and rich text format). Only $40.


Alternative Bookstores — This listing from New Pages features lots of independent booksellers sorted by state. A special focus on sellers of used and alternative books.

Australian Booksellers — A searchable database of Australian booksellers and publishers.

Bendos's List of Children's Stores — A list of children's toy stores that sell Bendos nonviolent action figures. The stores are searchable by state, zip code, area code, or city. Most of these stores also carry books.

Boku Books — Independent bookstores, art supply stores, and gift shops that carry kenaf journals and notebooks.

Book Dealers Listing — Includes many specialty stores as well as bookstores, but a hit-and-miss list. Sorted by counties. An odd way to sort bookstores.

Booksense Bookstores — Searchable membership list of bookstores that belong to BookSense. Searchable by store name, city, state, zip code, and description. Includes, for example, 28 stores with “children” in their name. No zip codes in resulting listings.

Boston / Cambridge Bookstores — A list of bookstores maintained by a member of the rec.arts.books discussion group.

California Bookstores — A listing of California bookstores from the Adventure Pages.

Canadian Bookstores — Features contact names, addresses, email addresses, and web site URLs for members of the Canadian Booksellers Association.

Comic Shop Locator Service — Search for shops near you by entering your zip code. Or call 888-266-4226.

Distributed Art Publishers Store List — About 100 art and museum stores.

Dream Machine Bookstore List — A list of hundreds of bookstores, especially those interested in poetry. The list is old.

Ebony's List of Black Bookstores — Ebony features a great list of black bookstores and other retailers.

European Bookstores — A blog featuring European bookstores, including some that feature English-language books.

Fearless Independents — Provides links to about 75 independent bookstores, general and specialized. No addresses.

Follett College Bookstores — Their web site allows you to search for college stores they operate by state.

GAMA Store Directory — A list of gaming stores maintained by Game Table Online.

Gay/Lesbian Bookstores — A list of bookstores.

Great Lakes Booksellers — A membership list of the Great Lakes Booksellers Association. Not active at this time. This site is being updated.

Green Pages — Escape Media, Kelly Huddleston. Email: info@escapemediapublishers.com. A list for sale ($49.95) of 600 Barnes & Noble addresses (also available from any B&N store), 250 Borders stores, and 1,180 independent booksellers. Includes name, phone, fax, CRC or store manager. Available on diskette with a sales worksheet.

Evelyn C. Leeper's Bookstore Lists — Bookstore lists, many of which are maintained by Evelyn Leeper (with comments from members of various book discussion groups). Primarily designed for use by readers. May be outdated.

Local Bead Stores — Features independent local retailers for those interested in beading.

Medical Bookstores — A list of medical bookstores maintained by McGraw-Hill.

Mid-South Booksellers — Provides links to web sites of members of the Mid-South Booksellers Association.

Midwest Bookstores — A list of members by state. Features store name, address, phone, fax, email, web site, and specialties.

Minnesota Bookstores — A listing of Minnesota bookstores from the Minnesota Humanities organization.

Missouri Bookstores — A listing of Missouri bookstores from the Missouri Center for the Book.

Mormon Bookstores — LDS Booksellers Association.

Montana Bookstores — A listing of Montana bookstores.

Mountains & Plains Booksellers — A membership list of the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. Listed by state, those with web sites, BookSense members, or all members.

Mystery Readers International — List of mystery bookstores.

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers — The NAIBA web site, but no membership list yet.

New England Booksellers — A membership list of the New England Booksellers Association. Searchable by state, web site links, or specialty.

New England Bookstores — A regional list of bookstores maintained by a member of the rec.arts.books discussion group.

Northern California Bookstores — A membership list of the Northern California Booksellers Association.

Pacific Northwest Booksellers — A membership list of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Features store links by store name or city/state.

Parable Christian Stores — An association of over 330 independent Christian retailers throughout North America.

Short Fiction Independent Bookstores — Literary bookstores from Short Fiction.

Southern California Booksellers — A membership list of the Southern California Booksellers Association.

Teacher Supply Stores

Travel Bookstores — A list of travel bookstores.

Independent Travel Stores — A list of ITSA association members.

Uncle Milton's List of Children's and Nature Stores — Hundreds of children's, nature, and toy stores that sell ant farms and other children's nature items, searchable by state. Most also carry books.

United Kingdom Bookstores — A list developed by the Manchester Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom.


Top 700 Independent Bookstores Data Files — This list started out as 500, then 600, and now almost 700 top general bookstores. It includes names of the book buyers and event coordinators, address, phone, fax, email, website, and other information about each bookstore. You will be able to download three different formats (your choice of one or all) as well as an info sheet to let you know what is contained in the various data files (Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and rich text format). Only $40.


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