Specialty Retailers Who Sell Books (2017)
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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.


Art Stores

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.


Children’s Stores

Dancing Bear Toys and GiftsDancing Bear Toys & Gifts, Tom England, Owner, 15 E Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701; 301-631-9300. Email: info@dbeartoys.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: info@larktoys.com. 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: moniquesbooksboutique@hotmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MONIQUESBOOKSBOUTIQUE. A used children’s bookstore with some new books and author signings.

Oh My DarlingsCarla 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: info@orpheumkids.com. 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: turtletown@nisswa.net. 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: countrystitches@tds.net. 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: rb4@comcast.net. 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: sales@freetimehobbies.com. 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: susan@hyderhangout.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.


Gourmet Shops

Jenny & Company, 10 NW 3rd Street, Grand Rapids MN 55744; 218-326-1821. Email: info@jennyandcompany.com. 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: cgsha@aol.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: elva@mountainlifewellness.com. 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: sales@navalaviationmuseum.org. 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: gift.shop@brscenic.com. 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.


Pet Stores

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: rickismart@tds.net. 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: pets@petsonmain.com. 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

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. — .


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