Borders may be long gone, but Atlanta's best book stores are those of the independent variety. Take a break from Amazon and give an indie a try
Little 5 Points is the proud home of Charis Books which holds the claim of being the country's oldest independent bookstore. Charis also holds an in depth selection of titles for the lesbian, gay, and transgendered population
This fiercely independent bookstore has moved to its own digs in Inman Park and hosts book signings off site for touring national authors.
The Decatur branch of this trio of local book stores carries a great selection of comic books
Located in Greenbriar Mall in Southwest Atlanta, this indie book store specializes in books from across the African diaspora
This Chamblee book store specializes in out of print, rare and vintage books. The children's section in particular is a real treat
Phoenix & Dragon carries one of the largest selections of holistic and spiritual literature in Atlanta
Conveniently located across the street from Decatur High School, Books Again carries a wide array of used and rare books - just be sure to close the door behind you so that the resident cat stays indoors!
Bound to be Read serves as a cornerstone to the East Atlanta Village community that it serves. They'll be happy to order a book for readers if the title isn't currently in stock
Children reign supreme at this bookstore for kids in Decatur. Events are held year-round with summer camps & storytime held throughout the week