Find that new-book smell at a local shop
Sometimes renting a book just isn’t enough. You know you’re going to read it a lot so you want it on your shelf. You might even be the kind of person to write notes in your books. You have to own this book. We get it. Lucky for you, OKC has plenty of great retailers that will help you do so.
Located in 50 Penn Place, Full Circle Bookstore is the largest independently owned bookstore in the Sooner State. Full Circle has been open for more than 30 years and is the go to place if you need to find a book by a local author. The bookstore routinely holds book signings and other special events. Like to curl up with a great cup of coffee while reading a book? You don’t have to go home because Full Circle also features Java Joe’s Coffee Bar. Be sure to take a picture with Pearl the Buffalo before you leave!
If you live or work near downtown, you’ve likely already discovered Commonplace Books. The shop at 1325 N. Walker Ave. offers a cozy spot for enlightening discussions while you browse the shelves, searching for your next favorite book. A white fluffy dog, Boz, greets customers and will likely point you in the direction of the Charles Dickens books, which are his favorite. Commonplace also has a kitchen, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cocktails.
Here are some other bookstores in the metro you can visit:
Barnes & Noble- 6100 North May Ave.
Half Price Books May- 6500 N May Ave.
Half Price Books Penn Park- 1449 W I-240 Service Road
Second Chance Books- 3909 North MacArthur