Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter

By Jason Boog Comment

twitterlogo2323.jpgIndie bookstore fans around the world have joined Colleen Lindsay’s bkstoreluv hashtag today, sharing support for their local bookstore.

To celebrate, we’ve built a Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter directory below, collecting Twitter handles from bookstores around the world.  This list is not comprehensive, yet. Add your favorite bookstore in the comments section and we will update the directory–help somebody else find the indie bookstore in their neighborhood.

If you are looking for more people to follow, check out our Best Literary Agents on Twitter directory, our Best Book Editors on Twitter list, our Best Book Publicity and Marketing Twitter Feeds directory, our Best eBook News on Twitter list, our Best Library People on Twitter directory, and our Women in Publishing Twitter List.

Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter Directory

Aaron’s Books: A family owned and operated independent bookstore, with handselected books for the So. Central PA community.

A Cappella Books: The smartest bookstore in town –Creative Loafing/ Hall of Fame –Atlanta Magazine Atlanta, GA

American Book Center: the largest independent source of English language books in Europe. Store locations: Amsterdam and Den Haag

An Open Book: Independent bookstore and internet cafe, located at 169 Spring Street in Newton, NJ

Avid Bookshop: a locally-owned indie bookstore at 493 Prince Ave in in-town Athens, Ga.

Atlantis Books: Located in the basement of a Santorini cave house, Atlantis Books opened January of 2004. We carry several languages and host film festivals and readings.

Atomic Books: Literary Finds For Mutated Minds Baltimore

Attic Books: One of Canada’s largest used and antiquarian bookstore. Rare, used and antiquarian books, maps, prints and ephemera. 240 Dundas St, London, Ontario

Auburn University Bookstore: The Official Bookstore of Auburn University Auburn University, AL

Barnhill’s: We are a Book-Wine-Art-Gift store in the West End of Downtown Winston-Salem.

Bay Shore Books: Independent Bookstore Oconto, Wisconsin

Between the Covers: Telluride tradition since ’74! Books-maps-cards-zines-journals-wifi-deck-creaky floor-High Alpine Coffee: locally roasted organic joe-pastries-couch. Go local! Telluride CO

Bibliocracy: Ottawa’s newest bookstore. 640 Somerset St. West. We offer an selection of academic material, recent fiction, and and classic literature.

Big Green Books: Musings, opinions and flagrant advertising from Simon co-owner of Wood Green’s Award-Winning Bookshop. Wood Green, North London

Boneshaker Books: radical & progressive bookstore you always dreamed of – now open in South Mpls! Minneapolis, MN

The Bookcase: the Twin Cities’ oldest independent book store. Wayzata, Minnesota

BookCourt: serving books to brooklyn since 1981

Book Culture: Independent Bookstore with two locations in Morningside Heights Upper West Side, NYC

BookHampton: Named one of America’s Greatest Independent Bookstores by The Daily Beast/Newsweek, BookHampton is located in The Hamptons, Long Island, NY.

Bookmans: good for your pocket, good for the planet. Updates & more from your favorite media store Arizona

Book People: The largest (and coolest) independent bookstore in Texas. Austin, TX

Books Actually: an independent bookshop specialising in Literature. We are located at No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore.

Books & Books: We’re your independent bookstore with 4 locations in SoFla, including MIA & our newest location at the MOAFL, and stores in Grand Cayman & Westhampton Beach! Coral Gables, FL

Books & Company: Home of the mighty warthog! Prince George, BC

Bookshop Santa Cruz: Bookshop Santa Cruz has been your independent Bookseller since 1966!

Booksellers at Laurelwood: Located just north of Poplar & Perkins (formerly Davis-Kidd Booksellers!), We are proud to serve as Memphis’s Premier Independent Bookseller!

Booksmith: San Francisco’s leading independent bookstore

Book Soup: West Hollywood’s premiere independent bookseller to the great and infamous!

Books of Wonder: We are an independent children’s book store in NYC selling new, old, and rare books and art.

Book Tavern: a locally owned and operated Used, New and Rare bookstore located at 1026 Broad Street Downtown Augusta. Augusta, Georgia

Borderlands Books: Science Fiction specialty bookstore.

Big Blue Marble Book: A neighborhood bookstore for Mt. Airy and beyond!

Blue Manatee Books: Books for babies, kids, teenagers, parents, teachers: non-fiction, foreign language, graphic novels, ecologically-themed books, & folktales. Cincinnati, Ohio

Brattle Bookshop: One of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. Boston, MA

Broken In Books: Bookstore In Rowley MA. We specialize in Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biography, Kids, and History. We buy recent used books and also offer store credit/trade.

Brookline Booksmith: Brookline’s premier independent bookstore and more since 1961. Brookline, MA

Browseabout Books: Your local independent bookseller since 1975! Rehoboth Beach, DE

Bunch of Grapes: Indie bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Canio’s Books: A real book store. Independent, idiosyncratic, eclectic.

Capitol Book: Independent bookstore in Montgomery, Alabama since 1950!

Cavalier House Books: is an independently owned general interest bookstore in Denham Springs, LA.

Changing Hands Bookstore: Independent books for independent minds since 1974 | Your host: Our book-besotted marketing and PR guy Brandon Stout

Charis Circle exists to foster sustainable feminist communities, to work for social justice and to encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. Atlanta, GA

Chat Noir Books: We’re an independent bookstore in Northern Ontario. New Liskeard, ON

Chester County Book & Music Company: a family-owned and operated independent bookstore. We offer books, music, movies and a full service restaurant. West Chester PA

Church Street Coffee & Books: open now in the former Starbucks in Crestline Village. We sell books, coffee, pastries and tea. Birmingham, Alabama

City Lights Bookshop: a used bookshop that is a living collage crossed with a circus that was frightened by a Dadaist. London, Ontario Canada

City Lights Books: a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, & progressive politics. San Francisco, CA

Community Bookstore: An independent bookstore serving the Park Slope neighborhood for almost 40 years. Follow our master at @TinytheUsurper.

Concord Books: We are a full service, independent bookstore featuring great author events! Concord, MA

Copperfield’s Books: Independent Bookstore beloved by readers and authors alike! Sonoma and Napa counties

DIESEL is a cutting-edge independent neighborhood bookstore. Oakland / Malibu / Brentwood, CA

Dog-Eared Pages: indie used book store entire inventory is also available online $20 order = free delivery Phoenix, AZ

Eagle Eye Books: Locally-owned and operated Atlanta bookstore. New and Used Books! We Buy Books!

Elliott Bay Book Co: Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Elliott Bay Book Company is home to over 150,000 titles, in an inviting, unique atmosphere.

Falmouth Bookseller:  awarded a British Book Award for Independent Bookshop of the Year 2002

Fountain Bookstore: Read all about us at! Richmond, VA

FoxTale Book Shoppe: in historic downtown Woodstock, GA; a precious independent bookstore known for great service, fun author events and BOOKS! Y’all come visit!

Foyles Bookshop: London’s iconic bookshop at Charing Cross Rd, Royal Festival Hall, St Pancras International, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City & Cabot Circus, Bristol

Friendly Neighborhood Comics: 191 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA

Grassroots Books: We sell used and new books, CDs and DVDs. We offer Wallet-Friendly prices from $.99 to $2.99.

Greenlight Bookstore: A general independent bookstore in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Gutter Bookshop: independent bookshop in Dublin, Ireland selling books, gifts and stationery. Owner Bob Johnston tweets on behalf of the shop.

Harvard Bookstore: Harvard Square’s landmark indie bookstore, since 1932.

Hub City Bookshop: Spartanburg, SC

Inklings Bookshop: Indie bookstore in Yakima, WA: a place set aside for books and their friends

Island Books: independent bookstore serving the Mercer Island community and the greater Seattle area. Mercer Island, WA

Joseph Beth Books: Your Cincinnati independent bookseller @ Rookwood Pavilion!!

Kepler’s Books: Follow me to Kepler’s. It’s our bookstore. Menlo Park, CA

Kids’ Ink: Children’s Bookstore connecting children and teens to quality literature 5619 N. Illinois, Indy

King’s English: Salt Lake City’s literary resource for independent minds since 1977

Kramer Books: Bookstore, cafe, bar. Local, independent, unique. A DC favorite since 1976. Washington, DC

Learned Owl Book Store: downtown Hudson OH

Left Bank Books: Read Globally. Buy Locally. St. Louis, MO

Lemuria Bookstore: Book love, one tweet at a time. Jackson, MS

Liberty Bay Books: Independent Community Bookstore specializing in Scandinavian, Nautical, Native American, Children’s books, new, used.. coffee, couch ,tables, chairs … Poulsbo, Washington,USA

Librairie D+Q: Indie bookstore in the Mile-End. Owned and operated by Drawn & Quarterly publishing. Montreal, Quebec

Linden Tree: We are a children’s bookstore dedicated to helping young ones discover the magic of books. Los Altos, CA

Little Professor: Indie bookstore since 1973 Homewood, AL

Little Shop of Stories: the best independent bookstore for kids & the grownups they become in the observable universe! Decatur, GA

Logan Berry Books: A discerning collection of new, used and rare books in an independently owned and beautiful store. The cat is called Otis. Cleveland, Ohio

Lucky’s Books & Comics: Books, comics, gallery, zines, games…small shop full of unusual things. Books for folks aged 0-102. Sorry nobody over 102 please. Vancouver Canada

Magers & Quinn: The Twin Cities’ largest independent book store. A new-and-used indie behemoth–City Pages, 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Magic Tree Bookstore: 141 N. Oak Park Ave.

Maple Street Books: This is the twitter account for the Bayou St. John location of Maple Street Book Shop. The shop itself should be open soon.

Maria’s Bookshop: Historic downtown Durango’s locally-owned, independent bookstore since 1984. Durango, CO

McNally Jackson: Bookstore dispatches from McNJ booksellers Dustin Kurtz and Sam MacLaughlin New York, NY

Mosaic Books: is the Okanagan Valley’s largest independent bookstore, Downtown Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Mrs. Nelson’s: The best place in the inland valley to find books for kids or teens, to find toys for all ages, and to meet authors in person. You’ll love our store! La Verne, CA

Murder By the Book: One of America’s oldest and largest mystery bookstores. Houston, TX

Mysterious Bookshop: One of America’s oldest specialty bookstores. We specialize in mystery, suspense, espionage and crime fiction. New York, NY

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore: has been selling books of Martians, Murder, Magic & Mayhem for 18 years. San Diego, California

Mystery Lovers Books: We’re an independent bookshop for mystery lovers everywhere. Oakmont, PA

New Albany Books: Independent general bookstore serving Southern Indiana since 2004

New England Mobile Book Fair: For 54 years, providing New England’s best book selection and prices.

Novel Books: Single, book loving, bookstore owner. Montgomery County, MD

Oblong Books & Music: Independent booksellers in the Hudson Valley since 1975. Millerton & Rhinebeck, NY

Octavia Books: an independent, locally-owned New Orleans bookstore serving book lovers everywhere.

One More Page Books: indie bookseller in North Arlington, VA. Love books, wine and chocolate which is why we sell those at One More Page

Outwrite Atlanta: An independent bookstore and coffeehouse opened in 1993 to serve Atlanta’s gay & lesbian community.

Page & Palette: Fairhope, Alabama bookstore

Politics & Prose: Superior service, unusual selections, a gathering place for people who love reading and discussing books.

Poppies Bookstore: Thousands of quality, hand-picked children’s books at 60-80% off retail prices. 3614 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA

Porter Square Books: Fiercely independent bookstore, selling new books, magazines, and other cool stuff.

Powell’s Books: The legendary independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.

Powerhouse Books: Dumbo’s creative laboratory mixes up an eclectic assortment of the finest books for adults and kids, stationary and gifts – shop indie! Brooklyn, NY

Pudd’nhead Books: Tweets from St. Louis’s newest full-service indie bookstore. Shop locally!

Pulp Fiction: Edinburgh’s used/new Genre Fiction bookstore, and geek nexus. Buy SF, Fantasy, Thrillers while sipping tea and gulping bandwidth.

Quail Ridge Books: independent bookstore Raleigh, NC

Rainy Day Books: Kansas City’s Community Bookseller Since 1975. Independent. Incendiary. Tweets by Guy Montag. Scorching commentary, you might want to run.

Reading Bug: The Bay Area’s premiere children’s bookstore, The Reading Bug has something for everyone- Storytimes, Book Clubs, Special Events- Shop Local! Shop Independent!

Re:Reading Used Books: Award Winning Used Bookstore in Toronto. In less than 3 yrs – NOW Mag Best Bookstore TWICE!. 20K books/DVDs/ CDs/Rare & 1sts Tweets-ChristopherS Star Trek Geek!

Riverbend Books: Australian Independent Bookshop of the Year 2006 & 2007

RiverRun Bookstore: Your friendly neighborhood bookstore located in downtown Portsmouth, NH.

Room of One’s Own: Serving Madison, WI’s feminist bookloving community for 35 years and still going strong!

Schuler Books: We are a locally owned and independent Michigan book store. Grand Rapids and Lansing MI

Seattle Mystery Book: For those who know what they want, and those who haven’t a clue. Seattle, WA

Secret Garden Books: Seattle’s premier independent bookshop specializing in children’s books since 1977. Reading and recommending books for everyone else, too, since 2000.

Seminary Co-Op: Independent & Member-Owned Since 1961 Hyde Park, Chicago

Shakespeare & Co: We love books. NYC

Shakespeare and Company: opened in August 1951 by George Whitman. Since then it has grown from a bookstore into an institution in the heart of Paris.

Skylight Books: Indie Bookstore in Los Angeles. What a neighborhood bookstore should be. Tweets by several staffers.

Spellbound Bookshop: an independent bookstore just for kids, raising lifelong readers who are independent thinkers by sharing the magic found when you open a book. Asheville NC

Spiral Bookcase: Purveyor of the Printed Page, Manayunk’s Neighborhood Bookshop Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Strand Bookstore: 18 Miles of New, Used, Art and Rare Books and much more NYC, USA

Sundog Books: We’re an Independent bookstore in Seaside, Florida.

Tattered Cover: I am the bookstore of your dreams. Denver, Colorado

Taylor Books: Kanawha Valley’s LOCAL, independently owned bookstore, coffee shop and fine art gallery. Charleston, WV

Third Place Books: Large Indie bookstore, just north of Seattle. New & Used Books. Great Events. Espresso Book Machine Lake Forest Park, WA

Type Books: An independent bookstore for serious book lovers and more whimsical readers alike. Share in our passion for books. Toronto, ON

Galiano Books: Welcome to Galiano Island’s independent bookstore! Galiano Island, B.C. Canada

Unabridged Books: We are a bookstore in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. We sell general new books in fiction, non-fiction, children’s, gay, and even remainders.

Unicorn Tree Books: barmy but harmless bookshop boss! Lincoln, UK

University Book Store: University Book Store is Washington’s oldest & largest independent bookstore.

Unoppressive: Non-Imperialist Bargain Books occupys 34 Carmine Street for 20 years now, open until late at night 7 days a week.

Ukazoo Books: A neighborhood bookstore like you have never set foot into before. New, but mostly used. We will change the way you think about used book stores. Towson, MD

Village Books: Building community, one book at a time. Bellingham, WA

Voracious Reader: for young people with an appetite for books Larchmont NY

Vromans: Independent since 1894. Pasadena, CA

Water Street Bookstore: Events coordinator and friendly bookseller at your local, independent bookstore in downtown Exeter, NH.

Wessel & Lieberman: Twitter Life of Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers in Seattle

Whale of a Tale: Award-winning A Whale of a Tale Children’s Bookshoppe. Southern California’s best source for children’s literature and author appearances. Irvine, CA

Wild Rumpus Books: For young readers and the young at heart, we’re the independent children’s bookstore with the little purple door–and a whole lot more!–in Minneapolis.

Women & Children First: Feminist Books & Happenings for more than 30 years. Chicago

Word Bookstore: An independent bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Feel free to tweet questions and orders at us!