Best App for Finding Indie Bookstores



IndieBound Screenshot

Latest reads: IndieBound’s book lists offer picks from the month’s crop of new releases, as well as a review of bestsellers and a revolving selection of reading groups. Tap a book to see details, plus reviews from booksellers around the US. Tap the Buy Online button to list local stores whose websites sell the book; IndieBound takes you to the book’s page on the site you select, an easy way to support your local bookshop.


IndieBound Screenshot

Local Literature: Tap the Store Finder icon to see a rundown of the closest indie bookstores. Tap a shop to see its address, phone number, and website. The app also helps you find other independently owned businesses, like coffee shops or movie theaters.

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Version: 1.5
Website: American Booksellers Association

Unchain yourself, and think outside the box store: IndieBound shows you the way to your local independent bookshop. The app’s store finder lists the indie stores closest to your current location (or any US address you provide). The app also provides a variety of book lists to find your next read, like chatting with a local bookseller for a recommendation. When you’ve found a book to buy, the app directs you to the website of a local shop.

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