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6 locally-owned bookshops in San Antonio

Grab a seat, this one’s a page turner.


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.

Guadalupe Latino Bookstore & Gift Shop, 1300 Guadalupe St.

Its selection of books ranges from best sellers and icons to self-published authors from the west side community. It often hosts literary events like author talks and book signings.

Nine Lives Bookstore, 7959 Fredericksburg Rd. Ste 119

Looking for more than just books? This spot 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 in exchange for in-store credit towards a future purchase.

The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy. Unit 106

What’s better pairing with your new book than an espresso? Nestled next to Bakery Lorraine in the Pearl, the book shop 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 corner 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 repository is filled to the brim with books —used and new. Stay awhile to dive into some intense browsing and find your next favorite novel. Maybe you’ll see the store’s house cat Max.

Happy reading, San Antonio.

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