independent bookstores, kansas city

If you’ll look at the bottom of the sidebar on the right, gentle reader, you’ll notice a little banner ad for Booksense, “a family of independent-bookseller websites.” I am now a Booksense affiliate because, as I discussed earlier, I’d like to be able to encourage sales at places other than, even while recognizing that the Amazon site provides some very useful features. The publishing ecosystem needs diversity. Hmmm, maybe I should provide links to both. Becoming an affiliate allows me to link directly to a listing for a book on Booksense rather than on Amazon. Kathleen’s done it, and you should consider getting on board, too.

Below the fold are the Booksense search results for independent booksellers in close proximity to my zip code.

Your search for Postal Code = 64105 returned 13 results.

I Love A Mystery&reg (5.5 miles)

5460 Martway, Mission, KS 66205

At I Love A Mystery&reg, the decor is “Victorian library” with a twist. Visitors are greeted at the door by a gargoyle, while the sales desk is guarded by a life-size skeleton. Daggers, skulls and poison bottles may be tucked into nooks and crannies, but the atmosphere is cozy. The store, which is located in Mission, Kansas (just across the state line from Kansas City, Missouri), is home to about 20,000 used and 3,000 new mystery books.

Rainy Day Books (5.5 miles)

2706 West 53rd Street, Fairway, KS 66205

Independent Bookseller since 1975. Full line, full service, with experienced, knowledgeable staff to give customers the best service. “Gold Standard” Author Events Series. Technologies used with insight are available in store online.

Reading Reptile: Books & Tapes For Young Mammals (6.2 miles)

328 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64113

Home of A. Bitterman, the children’s book industry’s most reviled and incendiary book reviewer and spokesperson for the Grote Reber Society. Also, check out our current listings of in-store author events, story times, book clubs and 16mm films.

Books Plus (6.9 miles)

6104 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202

Books Plus 913-398-2787 – Audio Book rental- over 3000 titles – Fiction, business, self help- All the N.Y. Times Bestsellers! Rent by week, month. Credit for used books 1/4 price. Call collect.

The Last Chapter (13.8 miles)

11128 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66210

Full service, new & used books, specializing in children’s, mystery, & romance. Free gift wrap, most special orders in 3-5 days. Personalized service to help you select the best books to suit YOUR taste.

Sherlock’s Home (14.3 miles)

11 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068

Mystery. Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock’s Home. Tea Room.

All About Books (20.2 miles)

14461 N. 169 Highway, Smithville, MO 64089

The Book Barn (26.8 miles)

410 Delaware Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048

Specializing in children’s books, new and used, and special ordering of all titles, the Book Barn is in historic Leavenworth, the first community in KS. The store is located in the first funeral parlor in KS. We have many excellent regional titles.

The Raven Bookstore (34.5 miles)

6 East 7th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Warrensburg Books & Toys (52.6 miles)

501 J North Maguire Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093

Everyday Savings in this quaint location. Books 30% to 75% Off daily, most books 1/2 off cover price, Magazines 10% off. Educational games & toys round out our selection. We sell books the old-fashioned way: we read them.

Sedalia Book & Toy (77.4 miles)

3127 West Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301

A full service book & toy store in Sedalia, Missouri.

Cavener’s Library & Office (87.6 miles)

108 North Cedar Street, Nevada, MO 64772

Full-line general bookstore & office supply store. Special orders placed weekly. Book club membership offering special savings is available. Free gift wrapping and local delivery. We also offer a full line of office supplies and office furniture.

Town Crier Emporia, LLC (93.2 miles)

716 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS 66801

We carry over 2000 magazine titles! Large selection of science fiction and psychology books as well as general fiction and non-fiction. We will ship anywhere in the US for $2.50 per book and $1 each additional. Special orders are easy with us!

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