Meet Your Local Bookstores!

Walking around a bookstore is truly the best way to relax. The quiet and cozy atmosphere is unlike anything else! We have missed in-store shopping so much and we figured you have too! Therefore, we have created a Local Bookstore Crawl! Follow us around as we introduce you to your new favorite spots 😉! And while you parose, why not pre-order the book that inspired this!


The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery

When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.

Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband’s ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley’s brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He’s the first man to see past Bree’s barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she’s stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she’s ever wanted?

At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.

Available on May 31, 2022:

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Local Bookstore Crawl

Third Place Books

Third Place Books

Third Place Books is the deliberate and intentional creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them. Founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park, they opened a store in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle in 2002, and another in the Seward Park neighborhood in 2016. Third Place Books is a general interest bookstore with over 200,000 new, used, and bargain books in Lake Forest Park and over 40,000 books in Ravenna. It is a fun, comfortable, and safe place to browse, linger, lounge, relax, read, eat, laugh, play, talk, listen, and just watch the world go by.

The Seward Park location is our Exclusive Store Host for our virtual The Boardwalk Bookshop event! Register here!

5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

Bethany Beach Books

Bethany Beach Books is an independently owned bookstore, located only a few steps off the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, Delaware. The store was established in 1991 and has been independently owned since the day it opened.

99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930

Turn the Page Bookstore

Turn the Page Bookstore opened its doors in July of 1995 in a pre-Civil War townhouse located just off The Square in Boonsboro, Maryland. This independent bookstore is owned and operated by Bruce Wilder, the husband of New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts.

18 North Main St, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713

Doylestone Bookshop

The Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops are locally owned and operated bookstores dedicated to preserving the heritage and traditions of independent bookstore ideals.

Since opening their doors in 1998 in downtown Doylestown they have been able to offer their customers an alternative to the ordinary. They carry an extensive inventory of new and nearly new books from classic literature to current bestsellers. And their staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and looking forward to helping you choose the perfect book for you or your family.

They opened their second store, the Lahaska Bookshop, in September 2017. The Lahaska Bookshop is located in Peddler’s Village and is dedicated to providing the same customer service and wide selection of books that the Doylestown Bookshop provides.

16 S Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901

The Ripped Bodice

The Ripped Bodice is the only exclusively romance bookstore on the West Coast. The store is proudly Woman and Queer Owned. 

Sisters and owners Leah and Bea Koch opened TRB on March 4, 2016 following a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring their dream of a romance-only bookstore to life.

The Ripped Bodice features a vast and diverse selection of romance fiction. In addition to books, the store has a wide selection of gift items with a focus on supporting independent, woman owned businesses.

3806 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232


Along with a wide assortment of literature to choose from for the young and old alike, BookTowne also has events and happenings throughout the year that involve and nurture the reader in all of us. They keep you in touch with the most current popular novels as well as the classics. Search out the favorite classic you have been wanting to read again or for the beginning readers, delight and learn with a book from their wonderful collection of young adult novels and illustrated childrens books. Whatever your taste, a passage through their door will surely bring a smile to your face. So come and meet the book that is waiting for you here at BookTowne where “Good Friends Meet Good Books”.

171 Main St, Manasquan, NJ 08736

FoxTale Book Shoppe

FoxTale Book Shoppe’s mission is to be your favorite independent bookstore; a welcoming, warm, and beautiful community gathering place for all ages, where they match books to the individual reader and encourage expression of ideas in a safe atmosphere.

105 E Main St. STE 138, Woodstock, GA 30188-0007

Katy Budget Books

Katy Budget Books is a haven for readers and the curious, for lifelong learners and those ready to explore new worlds. A team of booklovers equipped to match all members of the family with stories they’ll love. A community-oriented business that believes a Katy that reads is a stronger Katy.

870 Mason Rd #101, Katy, TX 77450

Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books opened in 1969 by a group of graduate students at Washington University who wanted to create a place where one could find all kinds of literature. They are the oldest and largest independently-owned full-line bookstore in St. Louis, and they offer a full-line of new and used books, gifts, cards, magazines, toys and services. They’ve grown and changed throughout their 50 years, but their mission still remains the same – to spark public conversation by curating an intelligent, relevant, culturally diverse selection of books.  

399 North Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Writer’s Block Bookstore

Serving the Orlando area since 2014, Writer’s Block Bookstore is Central Florida’s full-service independent bookstore with locations in Winter Park and in Winter Garden. Their commitment to literacy, reading, and community engagement for life-long learning is showcased through their events, book clubs, virtual book fairs, online Sunshine State and children book lists, and community partnerships. Specializing in new releases, New York Times best-sellers, Indie Next picks, and unique gifts and puzzles, they host virtual and in-store author events with nationally recognized authors and offer discounts for educators, book clubs, and other groups.

316 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Thank you to all of the wonderful independent bookstores! You all truly keep the books alive and we all appreciate everything you do. Share your favorite local bookstore below!

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