If you’re a book lover and care about your area, you should consider purchasing your books locally instead of online. Below we’ve featured 10 top independent bookstores in Georgia for your review.
1. The Book Tavern (Augusta)
The Book Tavern initially began as a flea market stall in 2004 selling used books across Augusta, GA. They have since grown into Augusta’s premier independent bookstore and stock books covering just about every topic imaginable. Their books are both new and used, and they also carry many rare and hard-to-find titles.
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As well as a spectacular and diverse catalog, The Book Tavern occasionally hosts events, including signings, readings, and even sometimes art shows. They have children’s books, literature, cookbooks, memoirs, sci-fi, and just about anything else you can imagine. Contact The Book Tavern for more details.
2. A Cappella Books (Atlanta)
If you’re looking for an independent bookstore in Atlanta, GA, visit the book-loving team at A Cappella Books. A Capella Books first started trading in 1989 and specializes in new releases, bestsellers, and general crowd-pleasers. You can also find fun books and lots of informative non-fiction titles on their shelves.
As well as their selection of new books, A Cappella Books has a great range of used titles and also some signed books. They support local authors (and host many in-store events) and are always more than happy to order books for you if they aren’t currently in stock. Contact A Capella Books to learn more.
3. Avid Bookshop (Athens)
Avid Bookshop is based in Athens, GA, and is an independent bookseller that ships titles all across the country. Their store is highly regarded throughout Athens, and they have a strong reputation as being a local leader in promoting diversity, inclusion, and human rights. Within the community, Avid Bookshop is involved in school programs, charity initiatives, book fairs, readings, and much more.
Avid Bookshop has both hardcover and softcover books, including a large selection of new releases and bestselling titles. Whether you’re looking for non-fiction releases or fiction classics, they won’t disappoint. They also have a great selection of kid’s books to keep the young ones happy. Contact Avid Bookshop with any questions.
4. Charis Books & More (Decatur)
Charis Books & More is an independent, feminist bookstore in Decatur, GA, that prides itself on stocking only books of the highest quality. The store is open seven days a week, from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Charis Books & More is dedicated to providing a platform and voice for marginalized or minority groups.
Charis Books & More has a great selection of memoirs and other non-fiction titles, including self-help books and stories of empowerment. You can also browse their store for indie bestsellers, e-books, audiobooks, gifts, and more. Contact Charis Books & More to learn more.
5. E. Shaver, Bookseller (Savannah)
E. Shaver, Bookseller first opened their doors in 1975, in a beautiful building in Savannah, GA, that was built in 1842. Though now under different management, E. Shaver, Bookseller is still the same highly regarded company that’s been helping customers find new (and old) books for many years.
With children’s books, autobiographies, new release fiction, and so much more to choose from, E. Shaver, Bookseller has something for every reader. Their store is also a venue for book clubs, author readings, and other events. Contact E. Shaver, Bookseller for more details.
6. Eagle Eye Book Shop (Decatur)
Located in Decatur, GA, Eagle Eye Book Shop is open daily from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm (12:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sundays). Their primary goal is to inspire their customers to read and help every visitor to their store find a book they will love. They also have a selection of toys, games, and gifts.
Eagle Eye Book Shop first opened their doors in 2003 and stocks both new and used books, including new releases. They specialize in fiction (including sci-fi), Southern fiction, and history. They also have a great selection of collectible and signed books and frequently host author events. Contact Eagle Eye Book Shop to learn more.
7. Tall Tales Book Shop (Atlanta)
Another great independent bookstore in Atlanta, GA, is Tall Tales Book Shop. Open daily from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm (12:30 pm until 5:30 pm Sundays), they have been operating since way back in 1979. Tall Tales Book Shop carries all types of new books and can place an order for anything they don’t currently have in stock.
Tall Tales Book Shop also hosts a selection of author events, book clubs, readings, and more. They offer store credit for returns and honor military discounts of 10%. Contact Tall Tales Book Shop or visit their Atlanta, GA store for more details.
8. The Book Lady Bookstore (Savannah)
The Book Lady Bookstore is the only independent, full-service bookstore in Savannah, GA, featuring both new and used books. They have a great selection of rare, out-of-print, and hard-to-find titles, as well as new releases and your favorite fiction classics.
The Book Lady Bookstore has books spanning a wide range of genres (over 40, in total) and offers both fiction and non-fiction reads. Hardbacks, paperbacks, poetry books, biographies, cookbooks – whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it (and probably something else) on their shelves. Contact The Book Lady Bookstore to learn more about their store.
9. FoxTale Book Shoppe (Woodstock)
Atlanta Magazine twice named FoxTale Book Shoppe the best bookstore in Atlanta, and it’s easy to see why when you start browsing their amazing shelves. Located in historic Woodstock, GA, they stock a great range of new books, including new releases, paperbacks, hardcovers, and even some old/rare/signed first edition books.
FoxTale Book Shoppe is open six days a week (closed Sundays) and hosts author events, book clubs, kids’ events, writing classes, and support sessions for new authors. If you aren’t able to make it to their store, you can also browse their catalog online – books can be shipped throughout the US. Contact FoxTale Book Shoppe for more information.
10. Bookish Atlanta (Atlanta)
Located on Glenwood Avenue, Bookish Atlanta has a great selection of new and used titles to please every reader. Spend hours browsing their shelves or ask their helpful team to assist you – they’re all obsessed with books!
If you’re looking for a book that isn’t on the shelves, Bookish Atlanta can happily place a special order for you. Open six days a week (closed Mondays), they stock children’s books, fiction, and non-fiction titles. For more details, contact the team at Bookish Atlanta.