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Wondering where to find the best bookstores near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bookstores in Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for bookstores.

1. Prospero's Books

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Topping the list is Prospero's Books. Located at 1800 W. 39th St. in Volker, the bookstore, which also offers music, DVDs, vinyl records and more, is the highest rated bookstore in Kansas City, boasting four stars out of 68 reviews on Yelp.

2. Afterword Tavern & Shelves

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Next up is Afterword Tavern & Shelves, situated at 1834 Grand Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp, the cafe and bookstore, which also offers beer, wine and spirits, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Our Daily Nada

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And over in River Market, check out Our Daily Nada, which has earned five stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bookstore and bar at 304 Delaware.


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