Below are some of the specialty retailers I’ve found this year (2017) that sell books: cookbooks, craft books, pet books, art books, history books, fiction, and more.
Mobile Museum of Art, Museum Store, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile AL 36608-1917; 251-208-5200. Web: http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com. Art gifts, toys, accessories, books, and household items.
Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, Tom England, Owner, 15 E Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701; 301-631-9300. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.dbeartoys.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dbeartoys. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbeartoys. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dbeartoys. Toys, gifts, books, classes, activities, and camps.
Harbor Toy Company, 409 Phoenix Street, South Haven MI 49090; 269-637-9300. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harbor-Toy-Company-Inc-136604556030. Specializing in educational toys, books, dolls, kites, travel games, board games, and puzzles.
Lark Toys, Kathy and Ron Gray, 63604 170th Avenue, Kellogg MN 55945; 507-767-3387. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.larktoys.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LARK.Toys. One of the top 10 best toy stores in the world (USA Today).
Monique’s Book Boutique, 3347 State Route 52, White Sulphur Springs NY 12787; 845-292-2665. Email: email@example.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MONIQUESBOOKSBOUTIQUE. A used children’s bookstore with some new books and author signings.
Oh My Darlings, Carla Ruppert, Owner, 508 Phoenix Street, South Haven MI 49090; 269-637-7900. Web: http://www.ohmydarlings.com. Upscale kid’s store featuring toys, books, games, and baby items.
Second store: Oh My Darlings, 312A State Street, St. Joseph MI 49085; 269-588-3008.
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum Gift Shop, 346 N Neil Street, Champaign IL 61820; 217-352-5895. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.orpheumkids.net. Features science kits, toys, gifts, books, and more.
Turtle Town Books & Gifts, 25481 Main Street, Nisswa MN 56468; 218-963-4891; 800-635-7809. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.turtletownnisswa.com. Features books, ebooks, toys, cards, games, crafts, and puzzles. Half the store is devoted to children’s books.
Crafts and Hobby Stores
Country Stitches, Priscilla Ryan, Owner, 30 W Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513; 706-632-3070. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.countrystitchesinc.net. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/countrystitchesincblueridgega. Quilts, fabrics, patterns, books, kits, gifts, and more.
Earthly Elements, 33 N Market Street, Frederick MD 21701; 301-631-5511. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.earthlyrocks.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Earthly-Elements-More-Than-a-Rock-Shop-368114334101. Rocks, crystals, geodes, gifts, books.
Free Time Hobbies, 47 Dunbarton Farm Road, Blue Ridge GA 30513; 706-946-1120; Fax: 678-550-8889. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.freetimehobbies.com. Model trains, kits, general hobby, books, magazines, and supplies.
Hyderhangout: Quilt Fabric & More, 219 1st Street NE, Cleveland TN; 423-715-2908. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.hyderhangout.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hyderhangout-Quilt-Fabric-More-175349025837467. Quilting fabric, supplies, notions, books, and classes.
Jumping Mouse Beads, 781 E Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513; 706-276-1215. Web: http://www.jumpingmousebeads.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jumping-Mouse-Beads-153495734693996. Beads, crystals, kits, books, classes, and art.
Sea Quilt Shoppe, 22131 Cotton Creek Drive, Gulf Shores AL 36542; 251-968-7327. Quilting fabrics and supplies, patterns, books, and classes.
Strings & Stitches Yarn Shoppe, 449 Industrial Boulevard #165, Ellijay GA 30540; 706-698-5648. Web: http://www.stringsandstitches.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Strings-and-Stitches-Yarn-Shoppe-153143794754570. Yarn, crocheting and knitting supplies, books, patterns, and classes.
Jenny & Company, 10 NW 3rd Street, Grand Rapids MN 55744; 218-326-1821. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: https://www.jennyandcompany.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jenny-and-Company-229854207112591. Features cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, cooking accessories, gourmet foods, and more.
Jenny & Company Walker, P O Box 609, 500 Minnesota Avenue, Walker MN 56484; 218-547-1888.
Whisk: A Cook Shop, Bruce Thompson, 151 N Main Street, Pine Mountain GA 31822; 706-663-4848. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.sweethomeantiques.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Home-AntiquesCountry-GardensChanticleerWhisk-in-Pine-Mountain-GA-378920691385. Cooking tools, spices, gourmet foods, cookbooks, classes, and more.
Health Food Stores
Mountain Life Health Food Store, Elva Stockin, Owner, 978 S Main Street #101, Ellijay GA 30540; 706-273-5433. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.mountainlifewellness.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountainlifehealth. Healthy foods, supplements, personal care products, books, seminars, coaching, and more.
History Stores (including military, etc.)
Flight Deck Museum Store, National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Boulevard #C, Naval Air Station Pensacola FL 32508; 800-247-6289; Fax: 850-456-0099. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org. Military clothing, gifts, books, movies, CDs, toys, home furnishings, and more.
Railway Gift Shop, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 76 Toccoa Avenue McCaysville GA 30555; 706-964-6580. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.brscenic.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blueridgescenicrailway. Railroad gifts, history, apparel, books, and more.
Mind/Body/Spirit Stores (New Age Stores)
Crystal Forests, Irene Richardson, 38 S Market Street #3, Frederick MD 21701; 301-524-9572. Email: Irene@crystalforests.com. Web: http://www.crystalforests.com. Psychic readings, gifts, crystals, books, and more.
Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company, Tom Striker, 611 E Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513; 706-258-2473. Bird feeders, bird food, gifts, books, walks, and seminars.
Love Dogs and Cats Too, 777 E Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513; 706-632-8668. Email: email@example.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Love-Dogs-and-Cats-Too-171014882940981. Pet supplies, pet food, books, and more.
Pets on Main, 108 N Main Street, Ellijay GA 30540; 706-698-0108. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.petsonmain.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/petsonmain.Pet supplies, pet toys, pet accessories, grooming, and more.
See also Christmas Gift Shops
See also State-Focused Gift Shops