Chat Between Chapters: Indie Bookstores

May 15, 2016 Chat Between Chapters, Featured Posts 6


We recently had Indie Bookstore Day so let’s chat about our favorite Indie Bookstores!

Julie Review Avatar Julie:

We are lucky in that Houston is rich in Indie bookstores. I have visited (and wanted to hug) a few of them, and yet I know there are still more I haven’t been to. What I love about these Indie bookstores are all the author events they host!

Murder by the Book does events ALL. THE. TIME! I have met so many wonderful authors there!

Katy Budget Books was a favorite of mine when I lived closer to it. It, too, has great author events and has a sale twice a year where books are like pennies and you can come home with way too many used books to add to your shelves.

I’ve also been to a few events at Blue Willow Bookshop. Blue Willow is also the main bookseller at the Houston Teen Book Con!

I have to edit this because I can’t believe I forgot to talk about Powell’s! It is a HUGE indie bookstore in Portland, that Rose and I got to visit a couple of years back. It spans a city block and is several stories tall. It was beautiful.


What Julie says. Seriously.

I love all three of the book stores mentioned above. Author events. Super-mega used book sales. Helpful, pleasant, staff. If I’m buying physical copies of books, it’s at one of these stores.


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6 Responses to “Chat Between Chapters: Indie Bookstores”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I love indie bookstores as well, Julie, and I’m very lucky to have one in my town…which is amazing considering there’s only about 10000 people here. But, living close to Denver, I also make sure to visit Tattered Cover Bookstore which has been around for 45 years. It’s great and has 3 locations. They have great author events as well. I got to meet Kim Harrison and Maggie Stiefvater there! *squee* I love Powell’s as well and am excited that my daughter is going to college in Portland. I’ll get to visit Powell’s on a more regular basis. LOL
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  2. Terri M.

    I know of at least two indie bookstores near me and they do host lots of events. 🙂

    My favorite indie bookstore is Bakka Phoenix Books in Toronto. It only sells science fiction and fantasy novels. It was amazing and I could have spent hours there combing the shelves!
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