Independent Bookstores that Are Shipping Books during Coronavirus

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Because so many bookstores have been shut down in an effort to protect people from COVID-19, many small independent non-chain stores are in danger of going out of business completely.

If you don't want any books yourself right now, many offer gift cards that you can use later, or send to a friend who's having a rough time.

You can check IndieBound.org for a local shop that's shipping books, but it's a little awkward.

Bookshop.org is a sort of independent bookstore clearing house; you can order from a number of stores via the site.

I could use some help creating a list of bookstores willing to ship books. What I'd like is the bookstore's name, a brief description (is it a general bookstore, a genre-specializing store? Is there a special deal currently? and where it's located.

One bookstore per post please. And please help by adding your local stores that are shipping books, all over the world.

I'll index them in this post. Thank you!

H/T Jennifer Laughran: Kate Linnea Welsh has a list of indie bookstores


Australian Independent Bookstores Shipping Books

Avid Reader
Brisbane, Queensland
General

Readings
Melbourne, Victoria
General


United Kingdom Independent Bookstores Shipping Books

The Second Shelf
14 Smiths Court, London, UK, W1D 7DW
Specializes in rare books written by women.

United States Independent Bookstores Shipping Books

The Ripped Bodice
Los Angeles, CA
Romance


The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles CA
New and used vinyl records, new and used books


Love's Sweet Arrow
Tinley, IL
Romance

Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
SF & F, Horror, Mystery, YA

Hello Hello Books
Rockland, ME
General

Bear Pond Books
Montpelier, VT
General

Literati Bookstore
Ann Arbor, Michigan
General

Snowbound Bookstore
Marquette, MI
General, but with a good selection of local and regional authors (or taking place in the area), and regional non-fic

Elliot Bay Bookstore
Seattle, WA
General

Couth Buzzard Books
Seattle, WA
New books shipped anywhere in the U.S.


Honest Dogs Books
Bayfield, Wisconsin
General

Schuler Books and Music
Okemos & Grand Rapids, Michigan

Capitol Hill Books
Washington, DC
VERY well stocked used bookstore, with a selection of rare books, antique books, out-of-print, and signed.
General

Second Story Books
Washington, DC
Wide selection of rare, antique, historic and signed. Also with maps, artwork, etc

Politics and Prose
Washington, DC
Great outlet for non-fic specialty titles, also fiction

Loyalty Bookstores
Washington DC Area
"Specializing in diverse books for all ages"


Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe
Washington, DC
Great all-around bookstore

Boulder Bookstore
Boulder, CO
General

The Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale AZ.
Mysteries and thrillers; but will order anything.

King's Books
Tacoma, WA, USA
Used books


The Tattered Cover
Denver, CO
General; will order

Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN
online orders only right now

Oblong Books
Millerton and Rhinebeck NY
Books, puzzles, music
 
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Snowbound Bookstore
Marquette, MI
General, but with a good selection of local and regional authors (or taking place in the area), and regional non-fic. Lots of backwoodsy stuff! Click the U.P. Books link at the bottom of the homepage
https://www.snowboundbooks.com/
 

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Schuler Books and Music
Okemos & Grand Rapids, Michigan
A general bookstore, and quite a good one IMO. Nice variety of stock, nice people, supportive of local authors.
Website: https://www.schulerbooks.com/
Right now they're doing free media-mail shipping within the US.
 

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Capitol Hill Books
Washington, DC
VERY well stocked used bookstore, with a selection of rare books, antique books, out-of-print, and signed.
Some selections are browsable online, can enquire via email for other titles.
https://www.capitolhillbooks-dc.com/

Second Story Books
Washington, DC
Wide selection of rare, antique, historic and signed. Also with maps, artwork, etc.
https://www.secondstorybooks.com/


Politics and Prose
Washington, DC
Great outlet for non-fic specialty titles, particularly current events and social issues. But fiction too.
https://www.politics-prose.com/


Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe
Washington, DC
Great all-around bookstore for fiction and non-fiction. Sorry, I doubt the cafe will deliver any cheesecake, but the books will surely ship well.
https://kramers.com/


Bridge Street Books
Washington, DC
General. No online catalog, and search function appears to be down right now. Check back later.
https://www.bridgestreetbooks.com/
 
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The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale AZ.

Specialize in mysteries and thrillers, but also AZ and Southwest centric books. They will order anything that is available to order. They are closed for in-store activities, but will ship free (orders over $25, in the US, until 4/15)

https://poisonedpen.com

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King's Books
Tacoma, WA, USA
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New, used, a bit of everything (they had a Swedish Lutheran catechism awhile back!). They work really hard in community outreach and representation, particularly LGBTQ+. Not sure if they will still be shipping now that the governor of Washington proclaimed an official "Stay Home" order; I will update if I hear they're not.

UPDATE: They are figuring things out but are indeed planning to ship!
 
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