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Omaha Bookstore Bliss: A Guide To Indie Shops

Searching for your next favorite book? Find it at one of the city’s unique bookstores. Omaha has several bookstores selling new and used books. From cozy nooks in indie bookstores to shelves lined with literary treasures, each shop has something that sets itself apart from the others. Read on to find out what makes each Omaha bookstore special, and discover why indie bookstores offer more than just a space to purchase books.

Omaha Bookstores

Hold up two books purchased at The Next Chapter, one of several  independent Omaha bookstores

Omaha bookstores FAQs

When are the library book sales in Omaha?

Used book sales are my jam. Omaha Public Library’s Swanson branch at 90th and Dodge streets hosts the Friends of Omaha Public Library used book sale every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bellevue Public Library has an on-going book sale usually during regular library hours (though not guaranteed, as it’s dependent on volunteers). Friends of the Bellevue Public Library occasionally hold a fill-a-bag sale, too.

Are there major bookstore retailers in Omaha?

Over the years, major bookstore retailers have come and gone in Omaha. The remaining national chains include Barnes & Noble at 3333 Oak View Drive and Half Price Bookstore at 12355 West Center Road.

Are there any bookstores in Omaha that offer author signings?

Yes. The Bookworm has the most active event calendar, bringing in local, regional and national authors for book signings and readings. Visit their online calendar for updates. Barnes & Noble will occasionally have a book signing, as well.

A guide to bookstores in Omaha, Nebraska -- The best independent bookstores in the city selling new and used books

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