Memphis’ Best Bookstores:
The top rated Bookstores in Memphis, TN are:
- Burke’s Book Store – is one of the oldest independent book stores in the country
- Barnes & Noble – is the world’s largest retail bookseller and educational products
- Book Traders – has proudly been in business since 1993
- Second Editions Bookstore – is the place to find gently used books for sale
- Comics & Collectibles – is Memphis’ oldest and largest comic shop
Burke’s Book Store
Burke’s Book Store is one of the country’s oldest independent bookstores, located in the heart of midtown Memphis’ Cooper-Young district. Burke’s has been offering the best assortment of new, used, and rare books in Memphis since 1875. Burke’s Book Store, which has withstood the Great Depression and two World Wars, began as a family business in 1875 and has been run by the same family for three generations.
Burke’s Book Store was founded by Walter Burke Sr. at 180 N. Books, newspapers, slates, and tin toys were sold on Main Street early after the Civil War. In 1911, Walter Burke Jr. purchased the business, and in 1946, he added public and parochial textbooks to the inventory. In 1958, William Burke took over the business from his father and began selling used and ancient books.
“One of America’s finest independent bookstores. You can’t go wrong dealing with this store. I have been a customer for decades.” – Jack B.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble is a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products, as well as the world’s largest retail bookseller. The company owns and runs over 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as BN.com, one of the most popular e-commerce sites on the Internet.
Elliott Advisors Limited owns Barnes & Noble, which is led by CEO and bookseller James Daunt, who is also the Managing Director of Waterstones bookstores in the United Kingdom and the founder and owner of Daunt Books. When bookseller Leonard Riggio bought the Barnes & Noble trade name and bookstore on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1971, he formed Barnes & Noble.
Retail Bookseller, Digital Media Retailer
“Fantastic place to go for any book, writing, or manga needs. Chill atmosphere for reading and there’s a Starbucks inside for drinks. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun afternoon.” – Jackson D.
Book Traders has been in business since 1993 and offers a carefully chosen collection of books in excellent condition. They are proud to offer a diverse selection of books to all of their consumers. Whether you prefer horror, science fiction, or romance, they are convinced that you will find a fantastic book to read at their store.
“Love this place. So many great finds for low prices. Really helpful staff. I love to stop by here when I’m in Memphis and wander around.” – Lauren G.
Second Editions Bookstore
Second Editions Bookstore is a place to look for gently used books at amazing prices. It’s just next to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library’s main lobby at 3030 Poplar Avenue. Hardback and paperback fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasies, romance, and other genres are among the books available, with hardback and paperback fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasies, romance, and more. Their children’s books range from first readers to young adults. There’s even a section dedicated to graphic novels.
Used Book For Sale
“I love going into the store. There is always a great selection of books. the gentleman at the counter is always very helpful with finding what I’m looking for. And he plays the best music.” – Dionne G.
Comics & Collectibles
Comics & Collectibles has been the oldest and largest comic shop in Memphis. Comic books, old toys, and other collectibles are among the items they buy, sell, and trade since 1986. New and back issue Comic Books from major and independent publishers, Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks, Manga, Authorized Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys retailer, Gentle Giant and Iron Studios Statues and Busts, New and used Action Figures, Toys from Mezco, MacFarlane, DC Collectibles, Marvel Legends, NECA, and more.
Buy, Sell, and Trade Comic Books
“Great help and great selection. I found two comics that I haven’t been able to find for four years. If you are looking for a specific comic, whether new or old, they most likely have it. I would definitely recommend.” – Red K.
Mark has lived in Detroit, MI his whole life. He has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and True Dakotan. As a journalist for Kev’s Best, Mark covers national and local businesses.