Best Bookstores in Philadelphia

Locals’ favorite places

1. Bindlestiff Books
4530 Baltimore Ave
11local recommendations
Aziz says “Volunteer run, local bookstore. Great fun selection of books.” ·
2. Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Ln
8local recommendations
Jean says “Do you love locally owned book stores? Check out Big Blue Marble. Good selection including children...” ·
3. Baldwin's Book Barn
865 Lenape Rd
4local recommendations
Kim & Ryan
Kim & Ryan says “A book lover's dream. Historic barn, endless rooms and levels of books, books, books! Very "Hogwarts...” ·
4. Joseph Fox Bookshop
1724 Sansom St
4local recommendations
Andy says “Independent bookstore on a small out of the way street.” ·
5. University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
3601 Walnut St
4local recommendations
Melissa J.
Melissa J. says “Large bookstore with armchairs, etc. No pressure, just sit and read. Cafe within.”
6. Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut St
7local recommendations
Maria says “Great bookstore if there sold out/don't have the book you want at Joseph Fox.”
7. Last Word Bookshop
220 S 40th St
4local recommendations
Jon says “Great used book shop. There is a nice shoe store next door, and a radio shack and restaurants on th...”
8. The Book Trader
7 N 2nd St
2local recommendations
Jennifer says “Jam packed with great books, many out of print. You can lost in here for hours. If you have been l...”
9. House of Our Own
3920 Spruce Street
2local recommendations
10. Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St
2local recommendations
Esther says “The Doylestown Bookshop is a locally owned and operated bookstore dedicated to preserving the herita...”
11. Book Corner
311 N 20th St
3local recommendations
Derian says “Nooks and Kindles are cool, but this awesome little book store has used books from $2-$4, if you enj...” ·
12. Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room
345 S 12th St
2local recommendations
Aaron says “The long running first LGBT book store in the country.” ·