Is there any cooler place for an author or reader than a book store? We think not. Today’s savvy independent booksellers have so much to offer both authors and readers, from special events and book signings, to local affiliated book clubs, to reading lists and more.
The trouble is, unless they’re in your own neighborhood, they can be tough to find and even tougher to contact.
Our map below will let you pick a state and see the indie book stores we have listed there. In addition, here are a few links you may find useful, for both chain book stores and independents.
Barnes & Noble: Visit this link to find a store near you – You can select a state to be shown all the B&N stores in that state. To date the chain operates 689 retail stores, though expects to close nearly a third of those in the next ten years (Source: Wall Street Journal article)
Books-A-Million: Visit this link to find a BAM near you – You can search by state, city or zip (we suggest “state” to find the maximum number of entries in each state. BAM operates over 200 stores.
Family Christian Stores: This chain boasts 281 stores; if you write to this market, you’ll want to find every Family Christian bookstore you can visit!
Check back often as we’ll be adding to our list map regularly!