We believe the success of independent bookstores is crucial to the survival of independent books.
Because of this fact, we've teamed up with some wonderful brick-and-mortar shops. Our partnership is simple and straightforward: in exchange for additional exposure, our partners earn a portion of the profits they help create.
These bookstores hail from three distant locales. All have successfully carved out their niche, and exemplify what we love about indie bookstores. If you're in their area, be sure to stop by.
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
A life-long reader, Valerie Koehler opened Blue Willow Bookshop in October 1996. The bookstore offers an eclectic selection of books (fiction and nonfiction) for both adults and children – something for everyone, with lots of personal favorite books that customers and staff have recommended. Blue Willow Bookshop has also become known as a step back in time to the old neighborhood shop, where neighbors gather to talk books and share news.
Books & Books
South Florida, Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach, and MIA International
Books & Books is an independent, locally owned bookstore with three locations in South Florida – plus stores in Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach, and the Miami International Airport. Not only does Books & Books offer an amazing selection, they're also a community of writers and readers, hosting 60 author events a month and featuring a carefully curated selection.
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington D.C.
Since its start in 1984, Politics & Prose has developed into Washington's leading independent bookstore, offering not only a broad assortment of books, CDs, DVDs, and gift items, but also daily author talks, an array of literary classics, popular trips, and an in-store book-printing machine. The store has built a deep base of loyal customers, who value P&P as a welcoming community gathering spot and a prominent forum for the discussion of literature and ideas.