Two words we absolutely hate! Those words mean the hunt for a new literary adventure must begin. While we’re HUGE supporters of the Wichita Public Library, sometimes you want to build your own collection or buy a gift for a friend. Here are our favorite book stores in Wichita!
Best Book Stores in Wichita KS
1700 W Douglas
Al’s has been a Wichita literary staple since 1957! Located in downtown Wichita in the Delano District, they have a small children’s section – it’s better for those searching for adult books and classics.
1920 N. Rock Rd.
This chain, while not locally owned, is a great spot to pick up new releases, sweet treats, and gifts for bibliophiles. They have a huge children’s section!
Parklane Shopping Center | 924 S. Oliver | 316.684.2600
Plaza West Shopping Center | 601 N. West St. Suite 216 | 316.946.1078
Tyler Crossing Shopping Center | 8760 W. 21st N. Suite 108 | 316.721.5575
Even with various locations throughout Wichita, it is hard to find new best sellers, but we never walk out of here empty-handed. I usually call ahead or else we will spend hours searching aimlessly for a book that I never knew I always wanted. West-siders: there is a whole other world in the backroom! Follow them on Facebook to learn about store specials–they never let you down!
2838 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 683-9446
This hidden gem in the College Hill area boasts a collection of books centered on “Religion, Philosophy, History, Literature, the Arts & Children’s Literature”. Follow them on Facebook to get the latest on sales and in-store events.
1740 S Colorado Wichita, KS 67209
Phone: (316) 500-3485
Wichita’s largest discount bookstore with over 50,000 Books, CDs, and DVDs all for just $1 each! It’s a fun place to browse & perfect for small budgets.
4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218
Phone: (316) 682-1181re in
A Wichita favorite! Not only do they host book events and clubs, but they have a delicious cafe perfect for lunch with a friend or your newest read.
BONUS BOOKS STORE
114 N Vine St., El Dorado, KS
This used book store in El Dorado is such a gem! They “save” and sell used books and recycle books that are unable to be sold – and they sell new boos as well. Plus they’ve got coffee & tea to enjoy while you browse!