5 locally owned bookshops in San Antonio

We’re here to help our fellow bookworms shop local


A local bookstore featuring local authors at a local cultural hub — are we in heaven?

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We’ve all been there. You’re reading a gripping novel at a local reading nook and before you know it, you finished your book. Now where to pick up a new one is the question. The team at SATXtoday is here to help you shop local and find your next literary obsession.

Pink Zeppelin Books & Records, 8373 Culebra Rd. #107

Book and record store by day, alternative rock concert venue by night. This is your one-stop shop for all things vintage music and used books so make sure you stop by and learn about the local underground music scene.

Nine Lives Bookstore, 7959 Fredericksburg Rd. Ste 119

Looking for more than just books? This book nook offers vintage vinyl, audio books, DVD’s, and more. Plus, if you’re looking to sell old books that you mysteriously inherited, the store will offer to buy them for in-store credit towards a future purchase.

The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy. Unit 106

This bookshop is nestled next to Bakery Lorraine in the Pearl and what better pairing with your new book than an espresso? It often hosts author events like Sit & Signings, so make sure to stay up to date with its upcoming events.

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Indie bookstore at the Pearl offering books for kids + adults.

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Nowhere Bookshop, 5154 Broadway

This cozy book shop offers a full service cafe with drinks ranging from lattes to wine. Be sure to catch monthly events like its No Pressure Book Club and Crafty Hour.

Crazy Lady Used Books & Emporium, FM 10660 Rd. 78

This cozy repository is filled to the brim with books, used and new. This shop calls for intense browsing, so stay awhile and find your next favorite novel. Maybe you’ll see the store’s house cat Max.

Happy reading, San Antonio.

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