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
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. Brush up on your gardening knowledge or hunt for a stylish coffee-inspired book for your coffee table at home. Specializing in the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, you’re guaranteed to find something for everybody at Read Shop!
📚 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE #125, Atlanta
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.
📚 184 S Candler St, Decatur
3. Little Shop of Stories
For the young, and young at heart, make sure you check out Little Shop of Stories. With an unbeatable selection of young adult and 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!
📚 133 E Court Square # A, Decatur
4. Atlanta Vintage Books
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.
📚 3660 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta
5. Medu Bookstore
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.
📚 Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW n426, Atlanta
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.
📚 3005 Peachtree Rd Suite 300, Atlanta
Perfect collision: Wine And Dine At This Unique Bookstore Concept In Buckhead
7. A Capella Books
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.
📚 208 Haralson Ave NE, Atlanta
8. Tall Tales Book Shop
Another cat-riffic bookstore in Atlanta. Founded in August 1979, Tall Tales Book Shop is an independent bookstore offering 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.
📚 T0c0 Hills Shopping Center, 2105 Lavista Rd, Atlanta