Specialty Retailers Who Sell Books (2017)

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 & 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.

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

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 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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