The 10 Best Bookstores in Idaho!

Stephen King Said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”We couldn’t agree more, and in the pristine and captivating state of Idaho, what better way is there to relax than spending a day browsing through page after page of written word? From fresh print to your favorite, well-loved editions, this selection of the best bookstores in the Gem State will draw you in and hold you close. Here are our 10 favorites.

1. Bonners Books, Bonners Ferry, ID

If you’re looking for a great little book store that will be a dear friend to your wallet, Bonners Books is the place to seek. With the best selection of used books in North Idaho, you’ll arrive itching for that newest addition to your library and leave with a whole stack of new-to-you reads.

2. Vanderford’s Books and Office Products, Sandpoint, ID

Located in the heart of Sandpoint, Vanderford’s is sure to have what you’re looking for, and if they don’t, all you have to do is ask. They’ll order it in a jiffy. Packed with the newest best sellers and just about any office product you could need, this is Sandpoint’s premier stop for reading material. For those creative writers, check out their hand-made leather bound journals. They make the perfect companions!

3. The Well-Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Wine, coffee and books. Need we say more? This cozy favorite is home to a wide selection of reads as well as a charming café. The passion for reading runs deep here as does the love for the local North Idaho community. Check out their list of events. There’s always something going on in this nook!

4. The Bookworm, Coeur d’Alene, ID

This supply of written word does not disappoint, and neither does the friendly atmosphere. This is a must for locating those hard-to-find editions you’ve been searching for, and with fabulous prices too! Come in a stranger and leave as a friend!

5. The Paperhouse, St. Maries, ID

Hidden away in beautiful St. Maries is this little gem, which houses plenty of books and gifts for any reader. You’ll have to pop in and check this one out for yourself, as they have a bit of everything, making them one of the more fun stops on your search for that perfect read or oddity! Check out their lovely yarn selection during your visit.

6. Bookpeople of Moscow, Moscow, ID

This little spot fits snugly into the bustle of downtown Moscow. Packed wall-to-wall with fresh reads and knick-knacks, this is the perfect book store to kick off a day of shopping or exploring the local college. This one is highly recommended after a hearty breakfast, as you won’t want to leave for some time!

7. Read It Again, Moscow, ID

A huge selection of quality used volumes awaits any literary soul seeking the perfect written companion at Read It Again. Accepting used volumes for in-store credit, this is another satisfying location for book worms on a budget. Curl up and read here, or pack your new hoard home, it’s up to you!

8. Palouse Books, Moscow, ID

Looking for that perfect, rare find? Palouse books may very well have what you’re seeking, but it’s likely you won’t leave with just one read, or even remember what you came in for! The selection here is varied and grand, and there is no shortage of charm and wit with this one. This is truly a wealth of knowledge!

9. Rainbow Books, Boise, ID

This little homey bookstore is the perfect trading post for bibliophiles. Housing new and used books, arrive ready to browse around or bring in a stack for trade. The atmosphere here is nothing short of helpful and friendly at this quaint stop. Come on by and get sucked into this lovely location!

10. Trip Taylor Bookseller, Boise, ID

Books, books and more books! There’s books everywhere here in this adventure-filled store, making it the perfect setting to spend your hours. All used volumes have been carefully selected and gently loved, making this one a favorite! With countless shelves and stacks, you won’t leave empty handed, and you very well may not want to leave at all.

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