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Punny Bookstore Names

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Punny Bookstore Names

 

Compiled here and there from all sorts of unreliable sources. Some of them may have gone out of business years ago, I don't know. They're just great names. Keep scrolling down to read punny mystery bookstore names, cute children's bookstore names, literary bookstore names, bizarre bookstore names, and weird publisher names.


 

A Likely Story : Urbana IL

 

A Novel Idea : Sarasota FL

 

All Booked Up : The Villages FL

 

All That's Fit to Print : St. Petersburg FL

 

Bibliowha? : Beverly Hills CA

 

Bookberries : New York NY

 

Bound to Please : Sidney NY

 

Chase the Bookseller : Boulder City NV

 

Deliberate Literate : Memphis TN

 

Eclectibles : Tolland CT

 

forWORDS : Torrance CA

 

Full of the Dickens : Sandusky OH

 

Jots and Titles : Marietta GA

 

Moby Dickens : Taos NM

 

Mount Oread Bookshop : Lawrence KS

 

Nick's Knacks and Books : San Gabriel CA

 

Novel Hovel : Redlands CA

 

Pleasure Bound : Sedona AZ

 

The Prints and the Paper : Eugene OR

 

Run for Cover! : Brooklyn NY

 

Shelf Indulgence Books : San Francisco CA

 

Snooty Literary Society : Hillsborough NC

 

The Cerebral Deli : Dunseith ND

 

The Happy Booker : San Bernardino CA

 

The Little Read Book : Wauwatosa WI

 

The Scholar Ship : Stafford VA

 

Toad's Haul : Merced CA

 

Tome Raiders : Charlotte NC

 

Twice Read Tales : Kennesaw GA

 

Twice Sold Tales : Red Bank NJ

 

Verbatim : Foley AL

 

Westside Stories : Santa Cruz CA

 

What the Book? : Seoul Hannam-dong, Korea

 

Writ & Wisdom : Pittsburgh PA

 


 

Punny Names of Mystery Bookstores

 

Book’em : South Pasadena CA

 

Booked for Murder : Madison WI

 

Deadly Passions : Kalamazoo MI

 

Detecto Mysterioso : Philadelphia PA

 

Foul Play : Columbus OH

 

Left For Dead Books : University Park MD

 

Murder for Fun : Raleigh NC

 

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem : Farmington Hills MI

 

Mysteries to Die For : Thousand Oaks CA

 

The Perfect Crime : Modesto CA

 

The Poisoned Pen : Scottsdale AZ

 


 

Cute Names for Children’s Bookstores

 

Aladdin’s Lamp : Falls Church VA

 

Banbury Cross : Narberth PA

 

Bo Peep Books : Lakewood CO

 

Child’s Garden of Books, A : Buffalo Grove IL

 

Humpus Bumpus : Roswell GA

 

Jabberwocky Children’s Bookstore : Fredericksburg VA

 

Listen, My Children : Cathedral City CA

 

Little Dickens : Oakmont PA

 

Maida’s Book Store : Tampa CA

 

Middle Earth Books for Children : Downey CA

 

Mother Goose Bookstore : Santa Maria CA

 

Munchkin Book Store : Swanton OH

 

Narnia Children’s Books : Richmond VA

 

Pinocchio Bookstore for Children : Pittsburgh PA

 

Pinocchio’s, The Children’s Bookplace : Memphis TN

 

Pooh Corner : Madison WI

 

Secret Garden : Burbank CA

 

Toad Hall Children’s Books : Austin TX

 


 

Bookstores with Literary Names

 

Antigone Books : Tucson AZ

 

Balrog Books : Brownsville PA

 

Becky Thatcher Book Shop : Hannibal MO

 

Book Friars by Toad Hall : Austin TX

 

Borogove Books : Santa Barbara CA

 

Brillig Books : Philadelphia PA

 

Charing Cross Bookshop : Tulsa OK

 

Charlotte’s Web : San Francisco CA

 

Cheshire Cat Book Shop : Kennett Square PA

 

Cheshire Cat Books : Sausalito CA

 

The Constant Reader : Albert Lea MN [Alperthen MN]

 

Copperfield & Twist : New Springfield OH

 

Cyrano’s : Anchorage AK

 

Daily Planet : Frisco CO

 

Dark and Stormy Night Books : Newburyport MA

 

Fahrenheit 451 : Laguna Beach CA

 

Fantastic Planet : Plattsburgh NY

 

Frabjous Books : Calgary AB

 

Galatea : Chalfont PA

 

Gigantic Hound : Tucson AZ

 

Gulliver’s Books : Fairbanks AK

 

Hobbit Hall : Roswell GA

 

Jabberwocky Bookshop : Newburyposrt MA

 

Leaves of Grass : Willits CA

 

Literate Raven : Colfax CA

 

Little Dickens’ Book Shoppe : Mount Pleasant MI

 

Little Shop on the Prairie : Mendota IL

 

Marco Polo & I : Tucson AZ

 

The Miller’s Daughter : Haydenville MA

 

Milliway’s Books : Olympia WA

 

Mr McGregor’s Garden : Fort Wayne IN

 

Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books : Katoomba NSW Australia

 

The Moonraker : Langley WA

 

Much Ado About Books : Redlands CA

 

Munchkin Bookery : Lufkin TX

 

Nevermore Used Books : Ridgefield Park NJ

 

The Old Curiosity Shop : Old Greenwich CT

 

The Owl and the Pussycat : Lexington KY

 

Paraclete Book Center : New York NY

 

Parnassus : Astoria OR

 

Parnassus : Ketchikan AK

 

Pendragon Books : Dallas TX

 

Phineas Fogg’s Books Maps & More for the Traveler : Palo Alto CA

 

Pickwick Books : Akron OH

 

The Pied Piper : Yakima WA

 

Poor Richard’s Almanac : Salinas CA

 

Poor Richard’s Bookseller & Stationers : Easley SC

 

Poor Richard’s Bookshop : Flemington NJ

 

Prince and Pauper : Rapid City SD

 

Red Wheelbarrow Books : Portland ME

 

Rohan Book and Game : Saskatoon SK

 

Shakespeare Books : Dallas TX

 

Slaughterhouse Music, Books, Comics, Games & Cards : Killeen TX

 

Tempest Book Shop : Waitsfield VT

 

Thackeray’s : Toledo OH

 

Through the Looking Glass : Glenwood Springs CO

 

Toad Hall Books : Pleasanton CA

 

Toad Hall Bookstore : Rockport MA

 

Twice Told Tales : Gloucester VA

 

Twice Told Tales : Houston TX

 

Upstart Crow : San Diego CA

 

Walden Pond : Oakland CA

 

Waiting for Godot Books : Hadley MA

 

What the Dickens : Auckland, New Zealand

 

White Rabbot, The : La Jolla CA

 

Worm, The : Sedona AZ

 

Yellow Book Road, The : La Mesa CA

 


 

Bizarre and Unusual Names for Bookstores

 

Bananafish Books : New Holland PA

 

Bookworm & Silverfish : Wytheville VA

 

Chapter Eleven Discount Bookstore : Atlanta GA

 

The Dancing Goat Bookshop : Norfolk UK

 

Frozen Lava Lamp : Brooklyn NY

 

Glued to the Tube Books : Minneapolis MN

 

Happyfish Books : London UK

 

House of Unruly Fish : USA

 

Klunky Monkey Coffee, Books and More : Colorado

 

Loup Garou Books : Micanopy FL (means skin-shifter or werewolf)

 

Onychomys Torridus Books : Palm Springs CA (means grasshopper mouse)

 

Purplefishbooks : Evanston IL

 

Sapsucker Books : Grafton VT (natural history)

 

Scuzzydog Books : Houston TX

 

Squid Ink Books : Tucson AZ

 

stevethefish : Leeds UK

 

 


 

Oh So Dull Bookstore Names

 

(Places are not listed for these names because unfortunately they are all over the map. Ugh!)

 

Book Barn

Book Bin

Book Case

Book Cellar

Book Center

Book Connection

Book Corner

Book End(s)

Book Loft

Book Mark

Book Market

Book Mart

Book Nook

Book Rack

Book Shelf

Book Shop

Book Stall

Book Stop

Book Store

Book Worm

Books Etc

Books Galore

Books Plus

 


 

Publishers with Weird Names

 

Clothespin Fever Press : La Mesa CA

 

Cow Puddle Press : Sunset TX

 

Elastic Press : UK

 

Half Halt Press : Boonsboro MD

 

Hanging Loose Press : San Francisco CA

 

Kitchen Sink Press : Princeton WI

 

Klutz Press : Palo Alto CA

 

Laffing Cow Press : Saratoga WY

 

Loompanics : Port Townsend WA

 

Mad Cow Press : Eugene OR

 

Madwoman Press : Northborough MA

 

MonkeyBrain Books : Austin TX

 

Mud Puddle Inc : NYC

 

No Starch Press : San Francisco CA

 

Out of Your Mind and Into the Marketplace : Tustin CA

 

Peanut Butter Publishing : Seattle WA

 

Plutonium : Pyrmont, Australia

 

Pookatales Press : Meridian ID

 

Rubberstampede : Berkeley CA

 

Runcible Spoon Press : Sacramento CA

 

Soft Skull Press : NYC

 


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