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The Best Independent Bookstores in Charlotte, North Carolina

Bookmarked | © Daniel Novta / Flickr
Bookmarked | © Daniel Novta / Flickr
The six independent bookstores on this list all have a distinct mission and environment, so no matter what kind of bookstore you prefer—cozy and classic, hop-focussed coffee, bright gift shop, or borderline warehouse—Charlotte has a bookstore for everyone.

Julia’s Cafe & Books

Coffee Shop, American
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Seeking books with a side of goodwill? Visit Julia’s Cafe & Books, which makes up the fundraising arm of Charlotte’s Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from each purchase, whether a rare used book, a cup of locally roasted coffee from Magnolia Coffee Company, or a nibble from their selection of sandwiches, salads, and locally sourced pastries, go directly to the non-profit. The cute lofted café and cheery space are smile-inducing, too!
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Park Road Books

Bookstore
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As the only independent bookstore in the city that stocks only new titles, Park Roads Books has been a beloved community pillar for over 40 years. Winning the number one spot as Charlotte’s best bookstore year after year, the cozy space has wooden rocking chairs, book club nook with couches and armchairs, and an old-school vibe that makes book-browsers feel welcomed.
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Book Buyers

Arguably home to Charlotte’s best selection of used books, Book Buyers sits in a strip mall, but towering shelves of books await inside. Visitors will find unexpected sections, such as paranormal romance. Be sure to stop by the aviation section to see the in-progress rebuild of a 1940s plane model.

Book Buyers, 1306 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 344 8611

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Paper Skyscraper

Bookstore, Shop, Store
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More gift store than a bookstore, Paper Skyscraper nevertheless has plenty of children’s books, trending titles, coffee table books, and cookbooks that will catch your eye. Candles, stationery, glassware, etc.—all kinds of home goods and décor make this store a great place to shop for friends and family and pick up a few things for yourself, too.
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