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 Amazon.com, 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® (5.5 miles)
At I Love A Mystery®, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Mystery. Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock’s Home. Tea Room.
All About Books (20.2 miles)
The Book Barn (26.8 miles)
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)
Warrensburg Books & Toys (52.6 miles)
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)
A full service book & toy store in Sedalia, Missouri.
Cavener’s Library & Office (87.6 miles)
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)
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!