Despite the demise of some major chains and the rise of online retailers, local independent bookstores are still alive and well here. Head to these greater Phoenix independent bookstores next time you’re looking for a new read:

Phoenix

All About Books and Comics: 24 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix 85012
602-277-0757

All About Books and Comics has been serving Phoenix for more than 30 years.

All About Books and Comics has been serving Phoenix for more than 30 years.

Alpha Book Center: 4532 N 7th St, Phoenix 85014
602-253-1223

Book Gallery: 3643 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix 85018
602-508-0280

Book Krazy: 1609 E Bell Rd, Phoenix 85022
602-867-1018

Bookmans: 8034 N 19th Ave, Phoenix 85021
602-433-0255

By The Book: Books for the Bibliophile: 1045 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix 85014
602-222-8806

Changing Hands Bookstore: 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix 85013
602-274-0067

Grab a pint with your new read at Changing Hands on Camelback's First Draft Book Bar.

Grab a pint with your new read at Changing Hands on Camelback’s First Draft Book Bar.

Dog-Eared Pages Used Books: 16428 N 32nd St, Phoenix 85032
602-283-5423

Lawn Gnome Publishing: 905 N 5th St, Phoenix 85004
602-682-5825

Lawn Gnome Publishing

Lawn Gnome Publishing

The Bookshop: 6018 N 16th St, Phoenix 85016
602-274-7530

The Bookshop was awarded the Best Used Bookstore in 2014 by New Times.

The Bookshop was awarded the Best Used Bookstore in 2014 by New Times.

Scottsdale and East Metro Phoenix

A Peace of the Universe: 7000 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale 85254
480-596-3755

Alcuin Books: 4242 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale 85251
480-946-1969

Avalon War Books and Hobbies: 1510 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe 85281
480-994-2263

Ash Avenue Comics and Books: 806 S Ash Ave, Tempe 85281
480-858-9447

Bookmans: 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa 85210
480-835-0505

Changing Hands Bookstore: 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe 85283
480-730-0205

Dragonstar Books and Gifts: 3458 E Southern Ave, Mesa 85204
480-985-1308

EcoBooks: 227 E Baseline Rd, Tempe 85283
480-213 7325

Guidon Books: 7109 E 2nd St, Scottsdale 85251
480-945-8811

Old Town Books: 518 S Mill Ave, Tempe 85281
480-968-9881

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore: 4014 N Goldwater, Scottsdale
480-947-2974

West Metro Phoenix

Captain Book Used Books: 7071 N 138th Ave, Bldg 1540, Glendale 85307
602-478-0453

Coury House Shoppes: 5802 W Palmaire Ave, Glendale 85301
623-435-1522

The Book Trader: 14806 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City 85351
623-977-6404

Thrifty Joe’s Books & Music: 6020 W Bell Rd, Glendale 85308
602-547-2540

Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments below!