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20 Bookstores In Atlanta πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Atlanta. The best bookstore is Barnes & Noble. Here is the list of Atlanta bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Barnes & Noble

"Been coming to this Barnes & Nobles since I was a kid! All the workers are very friendly and helpful, and overall great atmosphere. They have a lot of cute stationary in as well, so there’s a lot to look at other than just books. Also has a music section located in the back. Love this place!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,459 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2952 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, United States

2. My Parents' Basement

"The ambiance of this bar is certainly unique!This place is like the lovechild of a pinball arcade, comic book shop, and bar/eatery. The food and drinks were very satisfying and in my opinion, reasonably priced.The staff AND patrons were all super pleasant and friendly!I really enjoyed my visit here and would highly recommend coming in if my description piques your curiosity!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,750 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, United States

3. Barnes & Noble At Georgia Tech

"Huge selection of Georgia Tech merch, including bee plushes and dog toys. Surprised to find dorm room furniture and essentials as well, such as hangers, hampers, cubbies, tables, etc."

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,615 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 48 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, United States

4. Barnes & Noble

"Dropped by to pick up a book for vacation, left with four and one for my wife. Was looking for specific title and Anna came to the rescue. I only knew two words of the title, and Anna took me to the section that it might be in, but returned within moments and found the title for me. She even made a great suggestion for a book from my wife.Anna was so helpful and brought back old school book store service.Store is well laid out, perfectly lit, great service.Stop buying books from that place named after a big river and shop here at this Barnes & Noble, where you will get personalized service and friendly help.Highly recommend"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,058 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2900 Peachtree Rd #310, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

5. Oxford Comics & Games

"This is a top-notch comic store!!! I can't believe I've been to Atlanta so many times and this is the first time I've been here.This place had everything you need if you're a comics fan. If you're looking for variant or ratio covers, you can probably find it here. Plenty of back issues to search through as well. And if you're into collecting statues, they've got a ton here. As an additional bonus, it appears you can also order comics through their website.This will be my on my must-visit list every time I go to Atlanta in the future."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 878 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2855 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

6. Posman Books

"Such a wonderful bookstore! I was in love with it! There is so much to see and if you’re looking to spend some time browsing then this is the place for you! Take a look for yourself! There’s something for everyone here."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 610 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE C-197, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

7. Atlanta Vintage Books

"If you are a dreamer, come in!My husband and daughter visited this magical place today and were almost overwhelmed by the selection and categories of books. The owners and staff were so lovely and it felt like we were old friends. We will now regularly visit this place and do everything we can do to spread the word!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 450 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 3660 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341, United States

8. Little Shop Of Stories

"Adorable, well designed, wonderful bookstore. Great gift options for kids and adults. Plus, the kids play area was so creative and kept them entertained. We could have easily stayed there for hours. I don’t even like books but being in there made me want to become a reader.Will definitely return with my sister who reads enough books for both of us!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 438 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 133 E Court Square # A, Decatur, GA 30030, United States

9. Georgia State University Bookstore

"I think very highly of this place. The best way to have a good experience is to be very patient. Yes, the lines are usually quite long, but you have to expect that from such a big school. With several ways to get to the actual bookstore, it’s very accessible. Just stay calm and be patient with the bookstore employees, they are human as well! The only downside I would say about this place is their prices."

  • ⭐️ 3.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 430 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 66 Courtland St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States

10. Read Shop By The Merchant

"Well, this was lovely!They have delicious pastries, and some of the best coffee I’ve had. I thought it would be more of a bookstore, but it has a good selection of cookbooks and the top few NYT Bestsellers. I’d classify it as a coffee shop with a selection of books and gifts.I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the area was and the ease of parking! Not a lot of indoor seating, but there are several tables on the patio."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 394 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE #125, Atlanta, GA 30339, United States

11. Eagle Eye Book Shop

"While visiting Atlanta, my friend took me to Eagle Eye. I'm a big fan of small, independent bookstores. Eagle Eye manages to sell both used and new books, have an inviting and friendly feel, all while looking modern and not overwhelming. While I didn't see the events in person, they had a schedule of events for the store that looked fun. Lastly, I really appreciated the local authors section near the front."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 337 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 2076 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033, United States

12. Emory Bookstore

"Huge selection from dorm necessities to your favorite booktok recs. Cozy chairs made this the perfect place to get in out of the heat and do some shopping. Staff was super nice and helpful 😊"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 334 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 1390 Oxford Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, United States

13. Charis Books & More

"Our daughter took us to this quaint beautiful book store during our stay in Atlanta... this store generates positive vibes, with a friendly atmosphere, and of course with its wonderful unique range and variety of books. Both me and my wife loved it. Even our 3 years old granddaughter enjoyed reading a short book in children's corner, and thereafter chose three books for buying.Would love to visit again."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 269 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 184 S Candler St, Decatur, GA 30030, United States

14. A Cappella Books

"Atlanta treasure! New layout separates new and used books. Great selection of atlanta-related titles and lots of signed first editions from frequent book signings. Easy, free street parking."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 255 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 208 Haralson Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, United States

15. Virginia Highland Books

"Love this book store! Can usually find parking in the neighborhood and enjoy a nice short walk over. Fabulous vibe and beautifully displayed, I love this bookstore. Great selection and lots of recommendations. Fun to explore!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 127 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 1034 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, United States

16. Bookish Atlanta

"Fabulous and friendly! Love this bookstore! They have a great selection of both new and used books.They also collect books written by black female authors to donate to the community if you want to bring some along to donate.Small parking lot behind the store, or park on the street just past the store."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 88 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 1188 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, United States

17. Medu Bookstore

"Awesome variety of Black book titles & other gifts. Always stocked with inspiring Blue Mountain Arts cards for every occasion."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 83 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW n426, Atlanta, GA 30331, United States

18. Tall Tales Book Shop

"This is a nice ma and pa book shop located in the Toco Hills Shopping Center. The woman at the front was friendly. As soon as I walked in she asked if I needed help finding anything. They have a nice little selection of books from all ages. Since they are a small store their book prices are a little higher than a chain store, but I am all for supporting small businesses. They also have a friendly cat that roams around the store which gives the shop an even friendlier vibe. If you are in the area I definitely recommend checking out what they have to offer."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 77 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 2105 Lavista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, United States

19. For Keeps Bookstore

"Absolutely love this place. The owner Rosa is incredible! She’s super passionate and knowledgeable and has created an incredible place of learning. You can go here to buy some historical texts, or just to sit and read them. Can’t recommend this place enough!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 38 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 171 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States

20. The Cathedral Bookstore

"Very nice Christian bookstore. ✝️ ❀️ I needed a cross to hang in my car, and I found a very nice one.πŸ€— Friendly and helpful salespeople!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 28 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2744 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States