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Thread: Independent Bookstores that Are Shipping Books during Coronavirus

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    Independent Bookstores that Are Shipping Books during Coronavirus

    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 for a local shop that's shipping books, but it's a little awkward. 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

    Melbourne, Victoria

    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

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

    Love's Sweet Arrow
    Tinley, IL

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

    Hello Hello Books
    Rockland, ME

    Bear Pond Books
    Montpelier, VT

    Literati Bookstore
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    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

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

    Honest Dogs Books
    Bayfield, Wisconsin

    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.

    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

    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
    Last edited by AW Admin; 04-05-2020 at 02:22 AM.

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