These Vegas shops will turn you into a bookworm!
Vegas is famous for many things, like our glamorous shows, world-class celebrity chef restaurants, casinos, and more! However, you wouldn’t automatically think of independent bookshops, right? Well, there are many extraordinary literary havens right here in Sin City.
1. Writer’s Block
The Writer’s Block is one of the newer shops on this list but has quickly become one of our favorites. The independent bookstore and coffee shop is located near Downtown Container Park and regularly hosts terrific events. You’ll find a great selection, including contemporary fiction, non-fiction, classics, and children’s books. This spot is a real literary hub. It is a great space to hang out with friends or come and work. They offer writing classes and cool events like book signings, poetry readings, and gigs.
Location: 519 S 6th St #100, Las Vegas, NV
2. Cat’s Curiosities
This eclectic shop has a fantastic collection of used and vintage books. You’ll find modern first editions, books about Las Vegas and the Southwest, and books on religion and the occult. They also have vintage vinyl albums! They’re located in the Charleston Antique Mall, just north of the Las Vegas Strip. This is an ideal spot for adventurous shoppers who want to discover hidden gems.
Location: 560 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
3. Dragon Castle Books
Dragon Castle Books is a lovely family-owned and operated shop with a wide selection of genres. They specialize in Science Fiction and comic books, so it’s an excellent spot for fellow nerds. You can swap and sell your books, which is a great sustainable practice.
Location: 3142 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
4. Alternate Reality Comics
Next time you’re looking for a graphic novel or comic book, check out Alternate Reality Comics. The shop has been open for over 20 years and has a fantastic selection of comics, toys, and other collectible goodies. The store is in a shopping center next to the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Location: 5300 S. Eastern Ave. #130, Las Vegas
5. Bauman Rare Books
We bet you wouldn’t think there was a bookshop on the Strip, right? Stepping into this beautiful space is quite an experience. The wood paneling and vintage decor make it a peaceful literary haven. Bauman Rare Books mainly focuses on hard-to-come-by titles and first editions. You’ll find the shop and its treasures inside The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes.
Location: 3327 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 2856, Las Vegas, NV
6. Great Wall Bookstore
This Chinatown bookstore is the perfect spot to find Chinese language books and products. They also sell adorable Hello Kitty merch as well as a wide variety of stationery goods. The shop is located in the heart of Chinatown. They opened in 1995 and have since been Chinese and English language books, DVDs, and more.
Location: 4255 W Spring Mountain Rd C105-6, Las Vegas
7. Psychic Eye
Are you interested in the occult? Well, this is a great step up from tarot card readers on your FYP. Psychic Eye sells many books on herbology, witchcraft, and more. You’ll also find supplies, such as tarot decks and candles, and you can get a reading or past-life regressions! They have a few shops around Vegas, so you’re never too far from a spiritual check-up.
Locations: Charleston, Mccarran, Silverado
8. Amber Unicorn Books
Amber Unicorn Books was a magical spot with a lovely collection ranging from cookbooks and Y/A to beautiful antiques. Though the impressive bookstore is now closed, they are still available to help you find the books that bring you joy.
Call them: 702-648-9303
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