Here are the book stores I’ve visited in Louisville, Kentucky!

Carmichael’s Bookstore
1295 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Open Sunday-Monday 8am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 8am-10pm
2720 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-5pm


What I love about them: The locally owned shop has a great selection of new books and gifts. They also host frequent book signing and author events.

994 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
Open Monday- Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm
757 E Lewis and Clark Pkwy #228, Clarksville, IN 47129
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 12-6pm

What I love about them: If Barnes & Noble has a love child with Half Price Books, it would be Books-a-Million. It’s a chain of stores that has a wide selection of new books and gifts, but they also buy used books and resell them in store. Their coffee shop, Joe Muggs, is also a nice touch!

Nanny Goat Books
218 S Clay St, Louisville, KY 40202
Open Wednesday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

What I love about them: Though they are new face on the NuLu scene, this downtown Louisville shop is already making great waves! The first time in the shop, I met the owner’s (Sarah) mother (@thebookstoremom) and not only was she a total sweetheart, but she told me about her daughter’s future plans for the converted church- which include supporting local authors and publishers, building up an LGBTQ selection, and hosting bookish events in their upstairs event space.

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