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The best independent bookstores in Cleveland, Ohio

  1. Loganberry Books. 13015 Larchmere Blvd. Cleveland, OH. 44120. Phone # 216-795-9800. A friendly store specializing in women's issues and the arts which also offers local author's symposiums every month.
  2. Macs Backs Paperbacks. 1820 Coventry Rd. Cleveland Hts, OH. 44118. Phone # 216-321-BOOK. A local icon which was self publishing books before the birth of the internet. Macs also host bi-weekly readings of local writers.
  3. The Learned Owl Book Shop. 204 North Main St. Hudson, OH. 44236. Phone # The 330-653-2252. A perfect small town bookstore with a long haired dog named Maggie. Features three levels of books for young and old alike.
  4. Zubal Books. In business since 1961, Zubal Books was featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. The shelves cannot be browsed, but the website is easy to navigate.
  5. Fireside Book Shop. 29 North Franklin St. Chagrin Falls, OH. 44022. Phone # 440-247-4050. For 42 years this store has carried books written by local authors and also hosts poetry readings.
  6. Appletree Books. 12419 Cedar Rd. Cleveland, OH. 44106. Phone # 216-791-2665. New selections of hard and soft cover books in a wide array of subjects.
  7. Visible Voice Books. 1023 Kenilworth Ave. (Tremont) Cleveland, OH. 44120. Phone # 216-961-0084. Opened in 2007, carries new, used and rare books, and also has a wine bar.