If you’re looking to pick up a few good reads, we’ve made a list of the best independent bookstores in Phoenix.
There’s just something magical about independent bookstores and luckily, we have a lot of them in and around Phoenix. Whether you’re looking for the perfect book for you or a romantic vintage gift for someone special, these charming places will enthrall you.
These are 6 charming independent bookstores in Phoenix:
1. Changing Hands
Books are always Changing Hands! This amazing bookstore offers new and used books, fiction and nonfiction, and titles for kids, teens, and adults.
Where: 📍300 W Camelback Road
2. Palabras Bilingual Bookstore
This is your best bet if you’re looking for books in English and Spanish. Palabras has evolved into a local community and cultural hub with books, an art gallery, and a workshop space.
Where: 📍906 W Roosevelt Street, Unit 2
3. First Draft Book Bar
First Draft is not exactly an indie bookstore, but it is a spot you need to visit. Yes, this is a Bar in a bookstore. Drink up, read on, cheers!
Where: 📍Inside Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Road
4. Dog Eared Pages
Dog Eared not only features used and rare books. If you’re looking for a space where you’re free to join a book club, writing group, and discussion groups, this is your cup of tea.
Where: 📍16428 N 32nd Street
5. The Poisoned Pen
The Poisoned Pen has become one of the favorite spots of book worms since 1989. They specialize in fiction, including Autographed First Editions and imports.
Where: 📍4013 N Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale
6. Grassrootz Bookstore
A Black-owned business with great poetry and Jazz events, as well as an astounding book selection. You’ll find an Afri-Soul Marketplace just next door.
Where: 📍1145 E Washington Street #200
Featured image by Daniel Lim.