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The best bookstores in Atlanta

Paige Minds The Gap

A good bookstore is a must for any city. Thankfully, Atlanta has plenty of amazing bookstores all across the city. Book-lovers can find their next great read at any of these top bookstores in the Atlanta area.

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A Cappella Books

Located in Little Five Points, A Cappella Books has been serving the bookish Atlanta community since 1989. This top bookstore stocks new books by contemporary authors, classic reads, common and uncommon used books, and rare collectables across all genres. So whether you are looking for a signed first edition or a used copy of your old favorites, A Capella has you covered. A Cappella Books also regularly holds book signings and author events at their store.

Charis Books & More

Charis Books & More, a cozy bookstore located in a purple house in Little Five Points, opened its doors in 1974. That makes this shop the South’s oldest independent feminist bookstore. As such, this bookstore specializes in feminist and cultural studies titles, diverse and unique children’s books, books on anti-racism, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer fiction and non-fiction. Charis Books offer an array of inclusive events ranging from book clubs to conversations with authors to support groups.

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Little Shop of Stories

Little Shop of Stories is a children’s bookstore that has called the Decatur Square home since 2005. This children’s literary haven has multiple reading areas, regular kids’ story hours, and a carefully curated collection of titles. They stock titles from picture books to young readers to graphic novels to young adult to new adult. They also host several events and signings from your favorite children’s authors.

Brave + Kind Books

Brave + Kind Books is another Decatur children’s bookstore. This thoughtfully curated little neighborhood shop features a selection of inclusive, classic, and artful stories for kids of all ages that you may not have seen at other bookstores. Brave + Kind Books also hosts creative workshops, story clubs, and stocks special gifts for your little readers.

Bookish Atlanta

Located in East Atlanta Village, Bookish Atlanta is an indie bookstore that stocks both new and used books. You will primarily find used books here, though, with an eye toward diverse fiction. The store has a chill and community-oriented vibe, and their employees are always focused on helping you find your next great read. You can ask the staff for book suggestions, browse the shelves yourself, of special order exactly what you are looking for.

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