Are you an avid reader looking for new places to shop? Maybe you’re new to Scottsdale and still exploring, or perhaps you’ve lived in DC Ranch for a while and want to broaden your horizons. Either way, check out our four favorite bookstores in Scottsdale.
4 Amazing Local Bookstores Near DC Ranch
While Barnes & Noble is a great place for bibliophiles, there’s something to be said about small, local bookstores with undeniable charm. Grab a cup of coffee and browse the shelves of the four best bookstores in Scottsdale, which include:
- The Poisoned Pen
- Fantastic Worlds Comics
- Alcuin Books
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Founded in 1989 is an independent bookstore specializing in fiction. Browse their selection of current and classic works of mystery, historical and literary fiction, thrillers, and literature of the American Southwest. They also boast a huge selection of autographed first editions from authors like Diana Gabaldon (best-selling author of Outlander). The Poisoned Pen is well known for its author and literary events like Q&As, book signings and more. They also host a book club!
Fantastic Worlds Comics
If you’re a comic book aficionado, you have to check this place out. offers an extensive selection of new and vintage comic books and related pop culture items. They even offer original comic art and vintage toys. And even better, if you have your own collection of comics, the pros at Fantastic Worlds Comics can grade them and evaluate them for restoration.
focuses on preserving the art and literary works that have shaped our world. If you’re looking for unique, personal pieces, this is the place to go. With a variety of works for you to explore, including fine art, jewelry and books, you’ll find the perfect piece to bring home. They can also help you decorate your home ways that highlight the beauty and culture of your books and art. When you go, don’t forget to ask about their book club!
specializes in rare and antique books across a wide range of genres, including the humanities and science. They focus on fine, rare and special printings of limited editions, boasting a collection of over 12,000 rare and scholarly works. Alcuin Books also offers free estimates of value and professional appraisals on books from private collections.
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