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Atlanta for Bookworms

Hunkering down with a riveting book is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But with the joy of a book du jour comes the inevitable sorrow of turning its last page and leaving behind the world it so fervently brought to life. Luckily for us literary fiends, a seemingly endless sea of bookshelves beckon us to read on. These bookstores are some of Atlanta’s most popular, whether it’s due to their selection of hard-to-find literary treasures (like at A Cappella Books and Oxford Comics), or the boldness of their books (enter Charis Books), or the vibrancy and comfort of their confines (look no further than Little Shop of Stories and Posman Books). Happy reading!­

A Cappella Books

Known for its collection of out-of-print and rare books, along with used copies of current books and hard-to-find authors. Local paper Creative Loafing called this “the smartest bookstore in town.” Open daily.

Charis Books and More

The oldest feminist bookstore in the Southeast offers LGBTQ literature, and biography, recovery, cooking, women’s studies, psychology and children’s sections, plus music, jewelry, t-shirts and other gift items. Open daily.

Eagle Eye Bookshop

This locally owned bookstore offers "over a mile of new and used books," and near daily book readings, signings and author events. The book consignment program allows the store to collect a wide array of books beyond just the mainstream options. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm.

Little Shop of Stories

This adorable independent bookstore offers a great selection of children's and young adult literature, poetry and non-fiction. M-W 10 am-8 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. Check website for upcoming events. Open daily.

Oxford Comics

Fans of manga, anime, Simpsons and Monty Python action figures, graphic novels and comic books will find everything they’re looking for. New titles arrive weekly. Open daily.

Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore

Explore an ample selection of books about spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, personal growth, and more, alongside aromatherapy oils, candles, incense, crystals, and jewelry. Psychic readings and classes are also offered. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm.

Posman Books

Fittingly, this beloved family-owned bookstore opened its first locale outside of the Big Apple in the Big Peach. The Ponce City Market shop offers 2,300 square feet of books, toys, games and greeting cards.

Tall Tales Book Shop

For over three decades, this full-service independent bookstore has been a go-to for Atlanta's literary lovers. Tall Tales orders books twice weekly, in addition to conducting regular out-of-print book searches. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 12:30-6:30 pm.