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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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