In honor of Independence Day, WV Living Magazine is giving a high five to a few of our favorite independent bookstores!

You might come to Taylor Books for the massive library of books and magazines, but you’ll wanna stick around for a freshly baked scone and a cup of coffee from the cafe! There is live music every Friday and Saturday, making it a cozy hangout on the weekends too.  @taybooks 

Four Season Books is located in beautiful historic Shepherdstown. Family owned and operated for almost 30 years, it offers a unique selection of quality new, used, and discount books. @fourseasonbooks

Paradox Bookstore in Wheeling.  West Virginia’s oldest used bookstore is as quirky as it is eclectic! Paradox Books offers everything imaginable from vintage records and sheet music to classic literature and comic books.  @paradoxbookstore

A New Chapter Bookstore opened its doors just a year ago in the heart of downtown Lewisburg. It has become a local favorite offering regional and national bestsellers, coffee, gifts, and content for all ages. @anewchapterwv

Paperback Palace, as the name suggests, is a new and used bookstore specializing in paperbacks. It has been open since 2004, and offers over 10,000 books–rare, hard to find, or out of print. They will help you find what you’re looking for if they don’t have it in their selection.

Books and Brews was born as a used bookstore and coffee shop. It has since grown into a welcoming full-service restaurant with locations in Charleston and Hurricane. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold brew while surrounded by a library of used books for your choosing.

Cicada Books And Coffee in Huntington is a quaint little bookstore and coffeehouse with an inviting atmosphere. The coffeehouse offer hand-crafted specialty coffees, cold brew, and  locally made pastries, cookies and donuts. With events and readings happening almost weekly, there is something for everyone at Cicada Books & Coffee. @CicadaBooks

written by Nicole Wills

photo by Nikki Bowman