The 8 Best Book Stores in Wichita for Kids & Families

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

Al’s Old & New Books

1700 W Douglas
(316) 264-8763

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. 

Al’s Old & New Books in Delano

Barnes & Noble in Bradley Fair

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!

Blush Bookstore in Wichita

Blush Bookstore

2121 E Central, Suite 121
Sun: 12-6pm
Mon-Tues: CLOSED
Thurs-Fri: 11am-7pm
Sat: 10am-7pm

This darling romance bookstore is the newest (and cutest) shop in town! With lots of books and gifts for bookworms, you don’t want to miss it. They also frequently host super fun events!

Can’t make it into the shop? Browse their gift selection online.


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!

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Eighth Day Books

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.

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Eighth Day Books in Wichita KS

ICT Books

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. 

Half Price Books

8145 E Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67207
Phone: (316) 652-2412
Half Price Books not only sells books – they also buy them! If you’re looking to refresh your personal library, head here to unload old books and pick up new ones!
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Half Price Books in Wichita

Watermark Books & Cafe

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.


Reliant Books in El Dorado

114 N Vine St., El Dorado, KS
(316) 452-6111

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!

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