Indie bookstores are hard to find these days, but Oklahoma still has plenty of great places to find great books. From stores offering reading programs to get children excited about their books, to shops offering live music events, these 8 bookstores in Oklahoma go beyond just a classic book-hunting experience.
Full Circle carries more than 60,000 titles in stock, but what makes this bookstore so awesome is its dedication to hosting local and national authors. On Sundays, there might be a poetry reading or live music. It’s one of the nicest places to find great reads.
Boarding House Books features mostly used books, but has a nice selection of new books by Oklahoma authors and many of the best-sellers currently on the market. This spot is truly charming and unique.
Gardner’s has more than 23,000 square-feet of space for books, comics and other media. It can be overwhelming the first few times you go in, but don’t worry. The staff is helpful and the store is well-organized.
As a small bookstore with a great children’s section, Chapters is a very nice place to browse through a selection of books and grab a cup of coffee. You’ll also find a nice assortment of gifts and accessories for writing.
As this bookstore features used books, it’s a fantastic place to find that perfect worn and weathered gem. There’s something about opening up a book that’s been previously read and loved that’s really special.
The Book Exchange hosts a lot of local author signings. If they don’t have the book in stock, they’ll order it for you. The owners are great people!
Best of Books is located near the UCO campus and offers many special events for readers and authors. It has a great children’s sections for book and games.
For being a smaller town bookstore, Brace Books offers a lot of great programs for kids to get them excited about reading. They’re a fantastic store that aims to please.