Below is a list of the top and leading Bookstores in Tulsa. To help you find the best Bookstores located near you in Tulsa, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Tulsa’s Best Bookstores:
The top rated Bookstores in Tulsa, OK are:
- Whitty Books – started in July 2018
- Eleanor’s Bookshop – is more than a children’s bookstore
- Mocha Books – serves its community through a mobile bookstore and resource
- Fulton Street Books & Coffee – is a space to call home
- Gardner’s Used Books & Comics – is well-known for its comprehensive selection
Whitty Books started in July 2018, and they are so proud and joyful to have brought an indie bookstore to the historic Kendall Whittier District of Tulsa, OK. Victoria curates their collection, with a focus on small publishing houses, diverse titles, own voices authors, under-the-radar releases, and anything else that captures her eye. Julian can be found doing some writing of his own and is their jack-of-all-trades when it comes to living music and shows. Whitty Books love to schedule all kinds of events, from workshops and readings to live music and book clubs, they’re pretty much ready for anything.
Books, Gift Cards, Audiobooks
“So many unique, small press, interesting, weird, and cerebral titles/authors for adults and kids alike here as well as candles, art, gifts, etc. Very personal and inviting can’t wait to make this a regular stop to explore more.” – Amanda P.
Eleanor’s Bookshop is more than a children’s bookstore. It is a symbol of the significance of literacy in their community. Children will come for a book, stay for storytime, and leave with a passion for reading. Young adults can explore the shelves of books that were curated just for them. Parents, caretakers, grandparents, teachers, family members, and friends can pick out a book for their loved ones with the help of their knowledgeable staff. At Eleanor’s Bookshop, you will be able to find books with characters that look like you.
Books about celebration, but also books about sadness and how to manage it. Books are written in the languages that you speak. Books you read as a kid and books you have never seen before. Eleanor’s was designed with everyone in mind.
Children’s Book, Online Bookstore, Memberships
“Eleanor’s Bookshop is such a treasure! A book store started by two dedicated Tulsa teachers – of course, it’s incredible! They have an excellent selection of children’s and teen books. I especially love that they have a wide variety of Spanish and bilingual books, a dedicated storytime and that they regularly feature and carry local authors.” – Samantha E.
Mocha Books started in the summer of 2017 as an online and pop-up bookshop to feature everyday Black stories, imagination, and joy in literature. Its mission is to change the narrative and amplify Black characters, stories, and voices in literature. The supreme goal of Mocha Books is to serve its community through a mobile bookstore and resource.
“Great and responsive service through the mail from this bookseller. She stocks excellent books with beautiful illustrations that represent the array of skin tones in the world. She is dedicated to increasing literacy in her town and access to education for all.” – Stacey Y.
Fulton Street Books & Coffee
Fulton Street Books & Coffee is a space to call home. It is a place to build community and change the city through civic discourse. It is a space on a mission to grow literacy, with individuals at the center of all the work that they do. It is a space for books, coffee, and a good time. It is a space for you, you who have been longing for a space made with you in mind. At Fulton Street, they center the stories, narratives, and lived experiences of individuals of color and marginalized communities.
Books, Audiobooks, Coffee & Drink Menu, Merchandise
“I must admit that I wasn’t aware that Tulsa had a book store with books exclusively written by people of color. It was a very pleasant surprise when I stumbled upon this beautiful store near downtown Tulsa. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and there is a lovely coffee shop attached. The only complaint I have is that the coffee shop was out of everything I wanted, but there may have been a good reason. Nevertheless, my daughter and I left very happy with our purchases and plan to spread the word and return in the future. Thanks, Fulton Street Books & Coffee.” – Sarah J.
Gardner’s Used Books & Comics
Gardner’s Used Books & Comics is well-known for its comprehensive selection and is also referred to as the largest used bookstore in Oklahoma and the nearby region alike. In their years of business, they have become famous both domestically and internationally as a store that can satisfy your needs. Richard Gardner dreamed of owning a bookstore. Richard started in 1991 by selling books out of boxes on the floor. Almost two decades later, they’ve expanded to approximately 23,000 square feet of books, DVDs, comics, CDs/records, video games, and collectibles.
They sell, buy, and trade almost every form of media imaginable. Their staff is helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. They can help you in finding the perfect book for your taste.
Books, Trade & Buy, Online Store
“Awesome place to shop! This was my third visit and I’m still blown away by how great the selection and prices are! I love all of the nerdy decor – especially the Capaldi cut-out they had poking out over the comic bins. Everyone has been super nice and helpful all of the times we’ve made the trip from OKC. Definitely worth the drive! If you enjoy used books, comics, and media – you’ll love this place!” – Amanda W.