Top 5 Independent Bookstores in OKC to Celebrate Book Lovers Day

August 07, 2017

Bookstores in Oklahoma CityWant to enhance the enjoyment of relaxing poolside at your Springs at May Lakes or Springs at Memorial apartment? Why not immerse yourself in a good book?

In honor of National Book Lovers Day on August 9, check out one of these unique bookstores in Oklahoma City:

1. Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway

If you're looking for a quaint book shop that mirrors something you would find in the movies, Full Circle Bookstore is your place. Visiting this independent bookstore is truly an experience, so plan to spend a few hours wandering through its rambling layout and perusing through the selection of books by the hottest authors and local talent. The comfortable seating throughout the store welcomes guests to linger with a book, and the coffee stations in the different areas of the shop contribute to the overall ambiance.

2. 30 Penn Books
3012 N Pennsylvania Ave

This second-hand independent bookstore is known for its exceptional customer service from the owner that is extremely knowledgeable about books and writing in general. The store's inventory includes hard-to-find releases that are no longer in print, and the prices are hard to beat. Please note that the store only accepts cash or checks.

3. New World Comics and Games
6219 N Meridian Ave

Channel your inner child and pay this classic comic bookstore a visit. You won't be disappointed! This store carries everything from mainstream to indie titles, and its knowledgeable staff can help point you in the right direction and offer recommendations. New World Comics and Games is a great experience for the whole family, and they frequently host events with visits from Superman, Batman and the like.

4. Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave, #138

This unique bookstore is pleasing to the eye and offers a great ambiance that makes you want to stick around and browse the bookshelves for a while. The store offers a great selection of art and photography books, but you can also find just about every other genre here. Need a recommendation for your next “can’t-put-it-down” read? The friendly staff is always willing to offer suggestions.

5. Michael's Old Books
923 NW 23rd St

If you're a collector of old books, you will most certainly find treasures at Michael's Old Books. There's no order to how the books are shelved, so you could literally spend hours thumbing through book titles; however, that is part of the appeal of this unique bookstore. Please note that this store only accepts cash payment.

Yes, Oklahoma City has its fair share of big box bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books; however, visiting one of the independent bookstores mentioned above is sure to provide a riveting afternoon for any book lover.

Have you read a good book lately that you want to recommend to our readers? If so, please leave your suggestions in our comments section below.New Call-to-action

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