Locations β†’ Austin

20 Bookstores In Austin πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Austin. The best bookstore is Bookpeople. Here is the list of Austin bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Bookpeople

"I am so excited to have discovered this book store today. We decided to visit it as we love local book shops. I think I am in love with this book shop. It’s so huge and has a great selection of books. I love the vibe and everything about it. If you haven’t yet visited book place please do visit them. I love supporting local stores and I think this will be our family favorite and a frequent stop. They also have a quaint little coffee shop and also lots of seating where you can be immersed in a book. I just love this place and can’t contain my excitement."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 3,377 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, United States

2. Half Price Books

"Have been going to this bookstore for 25 years and love it. They have a huge selection of used books and records. Service has been constant and staff are always friendly and helpful. Great place to browsing for all kinds of books."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 3,049 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 5555 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States

3. Half Price Books

"Very organized. Very clean. Super helpful staff. Sign up for discounts. Books, records, cds, more."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,942 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2929 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, United States

4. Barnes & Noble

"Ms. Saffy and Ms. Begum who are employees who help manage the coffee shop are so sweet and classy. As well as professional employees. I have worked in Austin, Texas for over four decades now. My experience at another given diner was extremely off putting. Yet these two extremely beautiful, classy, empowered and professional young ladies always have a warm smile and always make everyone whom visits feel at home. Thank you MUCH for being the reason why people continue to visit our city of Austin. And for making our city one of the best places to live. Cheers Stephen"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,876 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759, United States

5. Kinokuniya Austin

"I love this place because it’s so much more than a bookstore. They have so many cute little trinkets and books to choose from. The past few times I have came to Austin I got gifts from here to take back home. Would recommend for the people who like anime, PokΓ©mon, and crafts."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,657 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 6929 Airport Blvd #121, Austin, TX 78752, United States

6. Barnes & Noble

"I have not been to a Barnes & Noble in years. Can't remember how long. I pretty much thought they were out of business and I didn't know what to expect. Well, it was great! Great selection of books, ones I've never seen at other local book stores. Like university press books about the local area. Plus they have great toys, a good music selection and other odds and ends. Lots of people there too, so hopefully business is good for them"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,576 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Village, Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Ln #300, Austin, TX 78745, United States

7. Austin Books & Comics

"Only my 3rd time visiting this establishment since 2013 (I don't get uo to Austin as often as I'd like to). But from then to now this is a GREAT spot to visit and shop or just look around at great comics, compilations, figures, statues, and all kinds of other trinkets, stickers and curios. Definite recommend...Actually, the entire centre this store is in has interesting galleries and gaming shops in it as well."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,464 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 5002 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States

8. Half Price Books

"It is a very cozy and spacious bookstore with plenty of books of all kinds, lots of tabletop games you can purchase, toys for kids, some stationery, and there's also some games for consoles too!Plenty of good finds here, we didn't think we'd stay there for hours and buy more than we had planned.The staff personnel were nice and helpful, making the experience more wonderful."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,268 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 13492 US-183 Hwy, Austin, TX 78750, United States

9. Half Price Books

"Love this store! They're fair with the prices the offer when you sell them your books, magazines, and other collectibles. They have a fantastic selection in store, and if you can't find it their, you can get it on their website. A great place to get great books for less. Stop in and find your next treasure!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,247 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 9900 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748, United States

10. Half Price Books

"A really cute place to find older manga that you usually can’t find at big retailers. AND they’re usually half off!"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,085 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2506 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727, United States

11. Barnes & Noble

"Amazing service. The cafe was delightful as well. Victoria took care of us and made delicious drinks and was so kind and has excellent customer service. She was talking to all the customers and so engaging with them and her coworkers. What a great visit. Plus I was able to pick up my book and cute new note cards. Was a great Visit. Great coffee and books. It’s my life!!"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,043 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 14010 US-183 Hwy, Austin, TX 78717, United States

12. Austin Public Library

"This is my current favorite bookstore in the world, because even though the selection isn’t massive, it usually always has absolutely incredible finds. For example, pictured here is 1st edition, 1962 copy of the famous Carlos Fuentes novel, the death of Artemio Cruz. I also found one of the classics of Brazilian modernism that I was almost certain I would never find here in the United States. These are just two examples of the types of incredible gems You’ll find almost every single time you go"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 270 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 5335 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, United States

13. Bookwoman

"I love BookWoman and make sure to come here every time I visit Austin!They make good on their promise that they will have books by POC women as well as LGBTQ folks which is always a plus. Even though I frequent my local bookstores out of state, I always find something unique here. They also have stickers, cards, and clothes with feminist sayings on them.Staff is overall pretty hands off unless you know them so expect a quiet, peaceful browse unless you approach them first. Personally, I prefer to browse at my leisure so I’m ok with that."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 260 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 5501 N Lamar Blvd #A-105, Austin, TX 78751, United States

14. South Congress Books

"Interesting little book store often frequented by window shoppers. Many books are tagged as signed, which makes a book an even more unique gift. Note: prices are written by hand somewhere inside the front area, look around. I didn't interact with the staff, but they did greet us in a friendlyanner when we entered. If you have a favorite author or type of book, this may be just the spot to find a unique and rare copy of something special. Enjoy!"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 231 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 3703 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78731, United States

15. Black Pearl Books

"Found this amazing little bookstore yesterday and I can’t wait to go back! The owner is so kind and pointed us to where everything was located throughout the store. There is a great selection of all genres of books and you will definitely find something you’re interested in!"

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 125 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 7112 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, United States

16. Fondren Hall Campus Bookstore

"Beautiful store so organized and easy to shop.Very helpful staff with experience."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 112 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 3001 South Congress Avenue Building FOND, Austin, TX 78704, United States

17. Monkeywrench Books

"Highly recommended if you want some subversive suggestions! Love the vibe. More places like this are needed."

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 103 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 110 N Loop Blvd E, Austin, TX 78751, United States

18. Reverie Books

"It is a compact bookstore right between Austin Java and Quack's Bakery (great places to take your new read[s]). The limited selection might mean quality of choice. They proudly display 'banned' and LGBT+ books too. Go check them out and support a local bookstore!"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 83 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 5330 Menchaca Rd Ste D, Austin, TX 78745, United States

19. Belzel Books

"I bought a lettering book for my nephew for his 13th birthday. They took the liberty to reached out to me and threw in some extra goodies for him. Two days later I received my order in Houston Tx. The people over at Belzel Books are nothing less than Awesome!! Books, Customer Service, and Very Considerate. I found my plug for lettering books😎 Go check them out!!! Thanks again!!"

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 31 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 12609 Mystic Dr, Manchaca, TX 78652, United States

20. Bookpeople

"What a fun little airport store! Wonderful selection of kids' Christmas books and gifts. Wish I had a little person to buy for! Great selection of NYT best sellers and also Classics. I may have to buy a Texas cookbook before I leave!"

  • ⭐️ 4.3 Rating
  • πŸ“° 15 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719, United States