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Louisville's top 4 bookstores to visit now

Carmichael's Bookstore | Photo: Christopher S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 26, 2019.

Looking to check out the best bookstores in town?

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

1. Carmichael's Kids

Photo: rebecca h./Yelp

Topping the list is Carmichael's Kids. Located at 1313 Bardstown Road in Cherokee Triangle, the kid-focused shop is the highest-rated bookstore in Louisville, boasting five stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp.

2. Carmichael's Bookstore

Photo: Aleeta P./Yelp

Next up is the nearby Carmichael's Bookstore, situated at 1295 Bardstown Road. With 4.5 stars out of 43 reviews on Yelp, the bookstore has proven to be a local favorite.

3. McQuixote Books & Coffee

Photo: kim t./Yelp

McQuixote Books & Coffee, located at 1512 Portland Ave., Suite #1, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bookstore, which offers coffee, tea, sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews.

4. Ultra Pop

Photo: kathy v./Yelp

And then there's Ultra Pop, a Germantown favorite with four stars out of 13 reviews. Stop by 960 Barret Ave. to hit up the store for its eclectic mix of merchandise, including toys, books, pop-culture collectibles and art. 


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