Looking for a new book is almost as exciting as reading one, and there are many awesome bookstores you and your kids can browse to find your next favorite read. While a big-chain bookstore may have nearly every title, a local bookstore can offer unique titles you might not be able to find elsewhere. In addition, shopping at a local bookstore means you can get more personalized recommendations from staff and build a relationship with the book lovers who work there. Support one of these awesome local bookstores in and around Peachtree Corners.
Owner Jack Mason started Liberty Books (formerly known as BOOKS For Less) in 1996, and it has grown into a book lover’s haven in northern Georgia. Shop here for a wide variety of books, from fiction and nonfiction to children’s books to college textbooks for your soon-to-be college freshman. This bookstore boasts over 50,000 gently used titles in its shop, plenty of discounted prices, a generous trade-in program, and awesome visiting author events. And if you’re looking for Christian titles, Liberty Books is one of the best places in the area to find these books at a fantastic price.
You can browse titles in person at 176 W. Crogan St. in nearby Lawrenceville.
Read It Again Books
With a store name like Read It Again Books, you know this shop values how special it is to find a really good book. The store’s staff of book lovers even have their own list of personalized picks from titles they have in store. If you’re looking for a recommendation for yourself or the little bookworm in your family, trust the staff picks that range from classics to nonfiction to short story collections to children’s literature. In addition to a wide selection of books, this store also hosts in-person and virtual author panels, book clubs, and children’s storytime.
Visit Read It Again Books at 3630 Peachtree Parkway Suite 314 in nearby Suwanee.
Bookish is a local Atlanta book shop that sells both new and used books for all ages and interests. They have an especially great selection of children’s books, including titles by some of the most popular authors right now, classic kids tales, picture books, chapter books, YA fiction, and much more.
Head to their site for amazing monthly picks and book reviews from the staff as well as an annual reading challenge that runs the gambit of genres, themes, and cultures, including literature by African, European, Asian and Asian American authors, science fiction, poetry, essays, historical fiction, and Southern lit. And if you’re looking for a specific title, you can email the store and they’ll work hard to secure it when they order new books every Sunday afternoon.
Bookish is located at 1188 Glenwood Ave. SE in Atlanta.
Little Shop of Stories
If you’re looking for a bookstore that absolutely loves kids’ books and promotes reading at every chance, then you have to visit Little Shop of Stories. Browse their expansive selection of books, which includes manga, graphic novels, kids’ classics, and much more. This shop also has multiple book clubs, including a kids-and-parents club, a graphic novel club for middle school students, and a My First Book Club for kids ages 5 to 7 that features picture books, a short discussion, as well as games and crafts.
You can even join their Book of the Month Club, where the store’s staff will hand-pick a title for you each month. You just pick the book up at the store at the beginning of the month and go home and enjoy until the next one is ready. What’s more is that you can get a subscription of children’s and YA literature for your kids, too. You can also get the kids reading books from authors featuring at the annual nErDcampGA event, which hosts kids’ lit authors from many genres and reading levels.
In addition to book clubs and bespoke book selections, Little Shop of Stories also hosts storytime events and book-themed summer camps (think Magic Treehouse, Dungeons & Dragons, and Harry Potter). You can even book a birthday party at the shop for your little bookworm and their friends.
You can find this kid-friendly shop at 133A E. Court Square in nearby Decatur.
Brave and Kind Books
Brave and Kind Books is another amazing children’s bookstore in the area that sells a variety of great stories for kids and hosts storytime and clubs. This bookstore sells classic kids books in addition to new and old stories featuring characters of color, themes of kindness, acceptance, tolerance, and fantastical worlds with dragons and rockets.
While you can buy one or a few books at a time, you can also sign up for a book subscription for different age groups, from infants to teens. Brave and Kind Books also holds pop-up book fairs where they feature a curated list of children’s literature to help families, schools, and libraries build up their libraries with more inclusive books. You can also sign up for their author talks with the creators of some of the store’s favorite kids’ stories.
This kid-focused bookstore is located at 722 W. College Ave. in Decatur.
The Crazy Book Lady
The Crazy Book Lady bookstore mostly sells used books but also features plenty of brand new titles, oddities, and unique books you won’t find anywhere else. You can also grab some of the titles they sell for free at a local Little Free Library around Acworth. If you’re looking for new books, you can purchase through their website and Indielite profile, which is a great way to get the latest titles while supporting a local bookseller. But if you want to browse for used titles, then you should shop in person because you never know what you could find.
Go visit The Crazy Book Lady at 5058 Cherokee St. in nearby Acworth.There you have it, Crème de la Crème of Peachtree Corners‘ list of some of the best local bookstores. Have we missed any of your favorite local book shops in and around Peachtree Corners? If so, reach out to us, and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!