8 Mind-Blowing Local Bookstores To Support In Atlanta

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8 Mind-Blowing Local Bookstores To Support In Atlanta

Head to some of these ATL bookstores to stock up on reading material

Coming to the end of a good book? Need to find a last minute gift? There’s no need to worry, Atlanta. The ATL is home to some incredible book shops, and there’s never been a more important time to support local businesses & independent bookstores. From historic bookshops, to unique concepts, Atlanta’s got it all.

1. Read Shop by The Merchant

Where: Vinings Jubilee

This enchanting bookshop is also an awesome coffeehouse. Grab a coffee to-go when you’re picking up a copy of your favorite author’s new book. Specializing in the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, you’re guaranteed to find something for everybody at Read Shop!

2. Charis Books & More

Where: Decatur

Celebrate radical and independent voices at the South’s oldest feminist bookstore. It’s a safe space for so many people, as their ongoing events like Trans and Friends, as well as Black Feminist Book Club, encourage important conversations and exchange of experience.

3. Little Shop of Stories

Where: Decatur

For the young, and young at heart, make sure you check out Little Shop of Stories. With an unbeatable selection of young adult & children’s literature, the sky is the limit for this adorable Decatur bookstore. Although they specialize in literature with a younger demographic, don’t be discouraged, as there’s plenty of titles on offer!

4. Atlanta Vintage Books

Where: Chamblee

Perfect for book collectors or those craving something unique, Atlanta Vintage Books is a safe haven for old-school literature. There’s even a couple of cats that call this ATL gem their home. It’s also happens to be home to 80,000 used, new, collectable, and vintage books, so you could be browsing for a while.

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5. Medu Bookstore


Where: Greenbriar Mall

Medu Bookstore is one of the largest African-American owned businesses in Atlanta. With an excellent selection of books on offer, it’s created a legacy of importance and has become a great resource for all scholars, easy readers, and children.

6. Lucian Books & Wine

Where: Buckhead

If you’re a lover of books and wine then we’ve found the perfect spot for you. Lucian Books & Wine serves up their thoughtful selection of tasty bites and dishes surrounded by beautiful books. And of course, the extensive wine list combined with the knowledgeable staff makes this new Buckhead beauty perfect for all ATL wine-lovers.

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7. A Capella Books

Where: Inman Park

For more than three decades, A Cappella Books has been providing the Atlanta community with a wide-range of literature and books. From their humble beginnings in Little Five Points to their cozy current shop in Inman Park, A Capella specialize the business of buying, selling, and trading used books.

8. Tall Tales Books

Where: Toco Hills

Another cat-riffic bookstore in Atlanta. This independent bookstore offers a wide range of new, and indie books that’ll interest anyone and everyone. They even have a book of the month subscription if you like surprises.

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