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The introduction of our bookstore search engine.

Updated July 2020: has expanded and grown over the years! We now have many options for shopping our network of indie booksellers:

Our original post from 2009:

Find an independent used bookstore near you.

(and shop their books online – or off)

We’ve long meant to provide a way that customers can search the combined inventory of their local independent used bookstores online. We’re pretty pleased to have that pet project off the ground over at – even if only for U.S. bookstores at present. So, head on over to, find local used bookstores near you, and search their combined inventory online.  I promise its very geeky-cool for book people.

Whether you buy books online using, or head down the road and visit their shops, we want you to join us in supporting independent bookstores ! Don’t forget to bookmark the page for future use, or share with your friends!

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Looking for 3 copies of Love and Friendship by Whit Stillman published 2016.

Goodness I’m in Ireland and don’t know name of book or author – it is based on a terraced street in the UK and tells the wonderful stories of the families from 1900 to 1930 Please helpppp

“The dream woke me, I’d dreamed of it several times and the river house but never before at the street” Those were the first words and I’m sure it was named The guunea in the window. A girl time travels and helps some girls escape from the evil mr and mrs fox. It was a lone green hardback book from maybe the 60s or 70s. I would love to read it again as an adult.

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Al's Old & New Book Store LLC 1700 W Douglass Wichita , KS 67203 ph: 316-264-8763 als_Book s @mac .com

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Come in and see us! We have about 40,000 new and used hardcover and paperback books. If we don’t have it, it's likely that we can get it for you.  

Check out our news section for recent and upcoming events at our store and in the Downtown & Delano areas.  

Our policies page has information on how we handle things like trade and ordering books.  

  Good News:  

New copies of Arcdia and History Press titles are always discounted 10% at Al's. Some titles currently in the store are:

Mayday Over Wichita Wichita Haunts  Wichita Postcards A History of Riverside Park   Legacy of Flight   African Americans of Wichita  Wichita 1860-1930  Wichita 1930-2000  A History of McConnell AFB  Kansas Oddities  and many other Kansas titles! 

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Al's Old & New Books was voted a Favorite Local Bookstore in the Wichita Eagle's Best of Wichita contest 2017. 

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Independent Bookstores in Kansas guide to the best kansas indie bookstores.

Independent bookstores in Kansas are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

Rivendell Bookstore located in Abilene, Kansas, is a new and used bookstore. We carry new and used fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, young adult, western books and more.

The Nook

Locally owned bookstore with a full bar and coffee shop. The Nook is a gathering place for our community to relax, socialize, shop and read.

A general interest bookstore only 20 minutes from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Flint Hills Books is located on the Santa Fe Trail in a beautifully restored 1887 bank building.

Kansas City’s Community Independent Bookseller Since 1975.

A new bookstore in downtown Fort Scott, specializing in gently used, limited new, books and local Bourbon County products.

Located in downtown Hutchinson, Crow & Co. sells books, local products of all kinds, and art and writing supplies. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available in the cafe.

Flagship seeks to represent the diversity of their Strawberry Hill neighborhood by including books in Spanish and Burmese.

Browse the shelves for your next great recycled read at our downtown Lawrence location on Massachusetts Street, or in our Manhattan shop in the heart of Aggievi lle.

We are an independent book store specializing in literary fiction, mysteries, and regional books. We sell greeting cards and gifts.

Signs of Life is a bookstore, art gallery, and espresso bar all rolled into a big wonderful place whose purpose is to be a blessing to the community. We opened our doors in March of 2003 with the intent to be a place where people could find good books, not just any old book, but books worth owning, thoughtful books, books that tackle big ideas. And not just books, but fine art too!

Claflin Books and Copies is an independently owned bookstore in lovely Manhattan, Kansas. Come by and say hello!

After a devastating fire during renovations in 2017, the Dusty Bookshelf at the Co-op is back open at the corner of Manhattan and Moro. Stop by to shop both new and used books, and grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee at our front counter.

We are a used bookstore in McPherson Kansas, focusing on making reading fun and affordable and creating a greater sense of community.

Book ReViews

Book ReViews is a very quaint used bookstore in downtown Newton, Ks. The store is staffed by volunteers, and proceeds are donated to local charities. We offer over fifty categories with subtitles in most sections. Our prices are very reasonable. We are open Mon-Fri from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. Saturday hours are 9:30 am until 5 pm. We are closed on Sunday. The store is much bigger than it appears from the street. Stop in when you can. You’ll really be glad you did!

New and used books for all ages, thoughtful gifts and general store items. At The Green Door Book Store & Gift Shoppe, there’s a little something for everyone!

A small, independent and Indigenous-owned bookstore and specialty shop!

Kids books and toys curated to encourage and nurture creativity through reading, writing, art, and play.

Turn the page on your next adventure. Welcome to Round Table Bookstore located in the NOTO Arts District.

At Al’s Old Books, we carry paperback and hardcover books of most fiction genres and many nonfiction subjects. Please see our website for more information on kinds of books we carry.

Book-A-Holic is a used and new bookstore in Wichita, Kansas. We have been serving the local area for 20 years! Whether you’re looking for the hottest title or a hard to find favorite, we are your one stop shop. Books, Movies, Music and more!

Eighth Day Books celebrates 30 years of providing the Wichita community with classics in religion, literature, history, philosophy, and art. Our brick-and-mortar store in College Hill, a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike, has grown to serve online customers worldwide.

Watermark Books & Cafe is a homegrown, literary, independent bookstore and restaurant located in the College Hill neighborhood of Wichita, Kansas. We’re in the Lincoln Heights shopping center on the southwest corner of Douglas & Oliver.

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1. Watermark Books & Cafe

Watermark has an amazing variety of events every month--music in the cafe, author visits and book signings, the Literary Feast dinner and book…

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I LOVE this place! They have TONS of great books on just about everything you can imagine. This is by far my favorite location (on S. Oliver) it…

3. Al's Old & New Book Store

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From Business: Andre Davis-Jacobs is the author of three poetry books. To Live and To Love in September of 2005. The Sky Is Waiting, in December of 2006 and republished March…

28. F.C. Ziegler Co. - Catholic Art & Gifts

29. christian science reading room, 30. sacred heart gifts.

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