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List of Alaska Bookstores

Here is a list of Alaska bookstores and operators:


Abbott Loop Bookstore, 2626 Abbott Road, Anchorage AK 99507

Agape Bible Bookstore, 301 N. Santa Claus Lane, North Pole AK 99705

Alaska Book Store, PO Box 71651, Fairbanks AK 99707

Alaska Book Center
, 6100 O'Malley Road, Anchorage AK 99516

Alaska Center for the Book, 3600 Denali Street Anchorage AK 99503

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Homer, AK 99603 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

Alaska Native Village Museum, 201 First Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99701

Alaska Natural History Association, Feather Wagner, Mail-order Specialist, 750 West Second Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-274-8440
Fax: 907-274-8343 Toll-free: 1-866 AK PARKS (outside greater Anchorage area) Online Alaska Books Catalog:
The nonprofit partner of public lands in Alaska dedicated to sharing the natural and cultural heritage that enriches Alaska. The Association operates specialized bookstores at 35 parks, forests, refuges, other public land facilities and on the web. Proceeds support educational programs for public lands and fund new publications. Members receive discounts on purchases. In operation since 1959, the Association works to inspire stewardship of Alaska's public lands through education.

Alaska News Agency, Bob Johnson, 325 W. Potter Drive, Anchorage AK 99518

Alaska Public Lands Information Center, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)

  • 605 West 4th Ave., Suite 105, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-271-2737
  • 250 Cushman Street, Suite 1A, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Alaska State Museum, 4451 Dredge Lake Rs., Juneau, AK 99801, 907-790-3357

    Alaskan Heritage Bookshop, P.O. Box 22165, Juneau, AK  99802
    Richard Alan Wood, Owner
    web site:
    Alaska antiquarian booksellers since 1982.   By Appointment.  We specialize in those very hard to find Alaska books.  Very large stock of Alaska postcards, stereoviews, photographs, ephemera, etc.   Large stock of early Alaska memorabilia.  We are members of the Ephemera Society of America for over 25 years. 

    Alaskana Books, 564 S. Denali St., Palmer, AK  99645
    907-745-8695, 907-892-8694, or 1-888-354-9483 

    A Novel View, 415 L Street, Anchorage AK 99501
    Pat Tegtmeier
    907-278-0084 Online: A small shop of great books located on L between Fourth and Fifth avenues, around the corner from Snow City Cafe and across the street from Simon and Seafort's fine dining.

    Anchorage Museum Shop, Georgia Blue, 121 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

    Arctic Trading Post, 302 Front St., Nome, AK 99762
    Alaskan gifts and art, framed and unframed; Alaskan books.

    Arctic Sivunmun Iligsavik Bookstore, PO Box 749, Barrow AK 99723

    Ariel Books, 310 First Ave., Fairbanks AK 99701



    Bagdad Books & Cafe, 601 E. Pioneer #110, Homer AK 99603

    Barnes & Noble #2784 200 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage AK 99503, 907-279-7323

    Book Nook, 3211 Shamrock Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, 907-337-0061

    Books Inc., 431 W. Parks Hwy., Wasilla AK 99654-6921

    Bookshop, 750 W. Dimond Blvd, Anchorage AK 99515, 907-344-1940

    Bosco's, 2606 Spenard Road, Anchorage AK 99503
    John Weddleton
    907-274-4112Books, comics, cards, games, graphic novels, avant garde. Bosco's is a shopping adventure and excursion into the soul of pop culture. With a van load of comics, Bosco's has grown to a multiple store chain. Store's vision: "Get 'em what they want!" We get an avalanche of new books and comics every Wednesday. We love them all! Get details at

    Bread of Life Book Nook, PO Box 95, Hoonah AK 99829



    Campbell Creek Science Center, 6881 Abbott Loop Road, Anchorage, AK 99507 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    C&M Used Books, 215 E. Fourth Ave., Anchorage AK 99501, 907-278-9394

    Chugach National Forest, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)

  • Begich, Boggs Visitor Center, Portage Valley Road, Portage Glacier
  • Cordova Ranger District, Cordova, Valdez
  • Girdwood Ranger District, Girdwood

    Coldfoot Interagency Visitor Center, Mile 175 Dalton Highway, Coldfoot, Alaska (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Comic Shop, 418 Third St., Suite 5b, Fairbanks AK 99701, 907-452-5780

    Cornerstone, 326 Center St., #102, Kodiak, AK 99615

    Curlew Books, Abi Dickson, Box 225, Unalaska, AK 99685, 907-581-1570

    Cornerstone, 326 Center St., #102, Kodiak AK 99615

    Curlew Books, Abi Dickson, Box 225, Unalaska AK 99685

    Cyrano's Book Store, 413 D Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-274-2599



    Denali National Park & Preserve, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)
  • Denali
  • Talkeetna

    Denali State Park, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)
  • Trapper Creek
  • Talkeetna



    Fireside Books, 720 South Alaska Street, Palmer, AK 99645
    Phone 907-745-2665
    Fax 907-7452664)
    We are a used and new bookstore in Downtown Palmer, Alaska. We sponsor poetry readings, contests, book-signings and other special literary events. And we have a good but quirky selection of new and used books. The store is rustic but clean, with lots of little nooks for reading, and a great fireplace.

    Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, 1400 Abercrombie Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)



    Gail's Hallmark, Gail Reeve, P.O. Box 112767, Anchorage, AK 99511-2767, 907-344-5142

    Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Bettles (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

  • Gustavus
  • Yakutat
  • Gullivers, David Hollingsworth, 3525 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709


    Hearthside Books, two locations, 254 Front Street, 907-586-1726; and 8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, 907-789-2750
    Susan Hickey and Deb Reifenstein, owners
    Serving Juneau for 25 years, stop in at either of Hearthside Books' two locations for books about Alaska or by Alaskans. Independently owned and operated, Hearthside Books does a great job of promoting local authors, regularly hosting authors for readings and book signings. Check out their Web site for ordering information and updates on the latest in-house events at

    Homer Bookstore, 332 E. Pioneer Ave. #1, Homer, AK 99602
    Lee Post
    Toll-free in AK: 888-635-2665
    We're a general bookstore with a special focus on Alaskana, classics and children's titles. Also a great card selection. The Bookstore has been operating here in Homer for 20 years. Our staff is always happy to recommend favorites to our customers -- whether they're locals or tourists.



    Imaginarium/Discovery Store, 725 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

    Innaigvik Education and Information Center, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)

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    Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, McGrath (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Into the Woods Bookstore, PO Box 84022, Fairbanks AK 99708

    Inucraft, Lucy Nordlum, P.O. Box 49, Kotzebue AK 99752



    Jerry Follet Reader's Delight, P.O. Box 2269, Seward AK 99664

    Julia Clymer Pratt Museum Store, 3779 Bartlett Street, Homer AK 99603



    Katmai National Park & Preserve, Brooks Camp (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Exit Glacier (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Mile 85, Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center Museum Store, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai AK 99611
    Alise Bowen, Manager
    Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (open Sunday in summer)
    (907) 283-1991 The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is located at the heart of the oldest permanent settlement in Alaska at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Main Street. We offer books on the natural history, flora and fauna of Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula, as well as a wide selection of Alaskana, maps, gifts, postcards, original art, Alaskan children's books and Ray Troll T-shirts and books.

    Kendra Adventures & Delights, 414 K Street, Anchorage AK 99501

    King Salmon Visitor Center, King Salmon (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, AK 99840 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, 1390 Buskin River Road, Kodiak, AK 99615 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Korean Book Center, 310 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage AK 99503, 907-272-2223

    Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, Galena, AK 99741 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Kreigs Books, 201 Barrow Street #1, Anchorage AK 99501



    Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Port Alsworth, AK 99653 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Lost Horizon Books, Ava Wilson, P.O. Box 42, Seldovia AK 99663



    Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 8465 Old Dairy Road, Juneau, AK 99801 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association), 907-789-0097

    Metro Books & Tapes, David Shimek, 530 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage AK 99503
    Music and bookstore with largest selection of music in the state. Locally owned and operated for over 20 years. Family business for over fifty years. The vice president is a Native Alaskan woman. Specialty in investigation of questions both musical and literature related. The staff is interested in your ideas and desires. Our book selection is hand picked and very good. Our music selection is one of the best I have ever seen in variety and depth.

    Mike Olson Resurrect Art, Box 2152, Seward AK 99664

    Moravian Bookstore, Karen Fluegel, P.O. Box 327, Bethel AK 99559, 907-627-3730



    NANA Museum of the Arctic, Box 46, Kotzebue AK 99752

    New Song Bookstore, 535 Evergreen, Palmer AK 99645

    Nicky's Place, Box 225, Unalaska AK 99685

    Northland Books and Charts, 201 3rd Ave., Seward AK 99664


    Observatory, ABBA, 200 North Franklin, Juneau AK 99801
    Dee Longenbaugh
    Rare and common old books and maps. Specializing in Alaska and other polar regions, but also a general store. Bestsellers are books on exploration, history, hunting and true adventure. First and oldest used bookstore in Southeast Alaska -- since 1979. No catalogs but lots of personal service. The store does book and map searches and has a certified appraiser. "As a historian of Alaska, my heart is in Russian America and the Russian mapping of Alaska," says Longenbaugh, who is currently working on a book on mapping. The store's vision is to educate and provide accurate and well-written books, especially those on Alaska.

    Old Harbor Books, Don Muller, 201 Lincoln St., Sitka AK 99835
    Independently-owned bookstore in downtown Sitka, specializing in Alaskana, nautical, Native American and Alaska Native, children's books, ecology, travel, natural history, philosophy, special orders and out-of-print searches. Old Harbor Books was formed in 1976 by a group of devoted book lovers, most of whom are still serving on the bookstore's board. Owner/managers Don Muller and Marylin Newman have worked at OHB since its inception. OHB stocks an inventory of over 16,000 titles along with a comprehensive selection of nautical charts and topographic maps for the region. We believe in actively participating in the community. We support public radio as well as all kinds of activities and get involved in community issues, even controversial ones, especially environmental concerns. Store's vision: The right book for the right person at the right time.

    Orca Book & Sound Co., Box 1308/ 507 First St., Cordova AK 99574
    Susan Ogle
    We are a small, well-rounded book store devoted to quality reading. A mom-and-pop shop. In business for 10 years. There is a cafe (serving breakfast and lunch) in the store and local art hanging on the walls. Warm and friendly atmosphere.



    Pandemonium Booksellers,  1325 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy., Wasilla, AK.  99654
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    Lillian Ference, 28 Creek St., Ketchikan AK 99901

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    Read-em-again Used Books, 1427 Muldoon Road, Anchorage AK 99504

    River City Books and Espresso Cafe, 43977 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669
    Peggy Mullen, Bookstore Owner
    Kim Murry, Cafe Owner
    River City Books and Espresso Cafe is located in scenic Soldotna, Alaska, on original homestead land. Peggy Mullen owns and operates the renovated Cornerstone Marketplace, which houses seven businesses, including her own River City Books. The bookstore offers comfortable seating and a variety of events, including book readings and storytimes for children. The cafe serves soups and sandwiches, in addition to coffee, and many of the vegetables and herbs used in the Cafe's cooking are grown in the garden out back.



    Seoul Book Store, 2464 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage AK 99507, 907-563-9111

    Southcentral Alaska Museum, Box 772263, Eagle River AK 99577-2263

    Shalom Books, PO Box 876684, Wasilla AK 99687

    Shire Bookstore, Ann Barker, 104 Center Avenue, #102, Kodiak AK 99615 , 907-486-5001

    Silver Tree Books, 3535 College Road, #210, Fairbanks AK 99709

    Sitka National Historical Park, 106 Metlakatla Street, Sitka, AK 99835 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Skagway News Depot, 264 Broad St., Skagway AK 99840, 907-983-3354

    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, 50 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association), 907-228-6220



    Tales Told Twice, P.O. Box 631, Talkeetna, AK 99676
    907-733-BOOK (2665)
    We are a new and used bookstore located in beautiful downtown Talkeetna. We are open all winter long and offer new release video rentals as well as books to see you through the long winter days! Thanks to our generous trading policy our inventory is constantly changing and expanding and we have something for everyone. Stop in and enjoy a free cup of coffee and a homemade cookie while you explore our store.

    Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
    , Mile 1229 Alaska Highway, Tok (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    The Source Metaphysical Bookstore, 329 E. Fifth Ave., Anchorage, AK 99051
    Doug Meyers
    We are the largest metaphysical bookstore in the Northwest. We do computerized astrological charts.

    The Ark,
    226 Plaza Port, West Ketchikan AK 99901

    Tatlanika Trading Company, Karen Reeder, P.O. Box 40179, Clear AK 99704

    The Bookstore, 436 Sterling Hwy., Homer AK 99603

    Title Wave Used Books, Julie Drake, 1360 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99503
    907-278-7323 fax
    Title Wave is the largest independent bookstore in Alaska, new or used. The 33,000-square-foot store offers more than a half million books in virtually every subject category with specialties in literature, poetry, Alaskana and polar material.

    Todd Communications, Flip Todd, 203 W. 15th Ave., #102, Anchorage AK 99501, 907-929-5500

    Tongass National Forest, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)

  • Craig Ranger District, Craig
  • Misty Fjords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901
  • Petersburg Ranger District, Petersburg, Wrangell
  • Sitka Ranger District, Sitka
  • Tongass National Forest Office, Hyder

    Totem Bight State Historical Park, 9883 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Totem Heritage Center, 601 Deermont St., Ketchikan AK 99901, 907-225-5900

    Twice Told Tales, 1231 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage AK 99503
    Rachel Dorris
    We sell both new and used books. Our used books range from just-released books to collectible and rare volumes.



    University of Alaska-SE Bookstore, 11120 Glacier Hwy., Juneau AK 99801
    Linda Snyder
    We stock non-text merchandise like UAS clothing, calendars, greeting cards, gifts and general books -- mostly Alaskan titles. Also a great selection of pens and mechanical pencils. Our current Web site is found under the Alumni page on the UAS homepage.

    University of Alaska Anchorage Bookstore, 2905 Providence Drive, Anchorage AK 99508
    Joyce J. Colajezzi
    The UAA Campus Bookstore stocks required and recommended course textbooks and materials, poetry books, general supplies, computer software, art materials, gifts, calculators, class rings, sports clothing, and is the official Seawolf headquarters. You may visit the bookstore Web site at

    University of Alaska Fairbanks Bookstore, Sarah Triggs, Constitution Hall, Room 105, Fairbanks AK 99775



    Voyageur Bookstore, PO Box 1076, Craig AK 99921



    Waldenbooks, 320 W. 5th Avenue, #340, Anchorage AK 99501, 907-276-2522

    Waldenbooks, #1397, University Center, 3901 Old Seward Hwy., Anchorage AK 99503
    Sukie Bernard
    (907) 561-7644
    We have an expert, knowledgeable staff welcoming each customer to our store. We specialize in customer service and always finding the book you need. In addition, we sponsor autograph signings by local writers, love to special order books for customers, and reserve copies of upcoming releases. We offer competitive discounts for families and individuals with our Preferred Reader program and cater to profit and not-for-profit businesses with our institutional accounts. In addition, we are committed to the children of this state. We have partnerships with schools, book fairs and teacher discounts.

    Waldenbooks, Pam Ockerlander, #1325, Cottonwood Creek Mall, 1800 Parks Hwy., Wasilla AK 99687, 907-376-1218

    Waldenbooks, Lori Wetherington #1276, Bentley Mall, 32 College Road, Fairbanks AK 99701

    Waldenbooks, 2421 Tongass Ave, Suite 103 Ketchikan AK 99901, 907-225-8120

    Waterstone's Booksellers, 5000 W. International Airport Road, #3310, Anchorage, AK 99502
    Jana Gwynn
    In summer we focus on Alaska books, but all year long we focus on the traveler. We have all the bestsellers, along with classics, science, history and philosophy/religion. Children's books, too.

    Peggy MacInees, 816 E. Whitney Road, Anchorage AK 99501

    Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, Mile 28 Richardson Highway, Valdez (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, (branch offices of Alaska Natural History Association)

  • Mile 105.5 Old Richardson Hwy, Copper Center, AK 99573
  • Chitina Ranger Station, Chitina, AK 99566
  • Slana Ranger Station, Slana, AK 99586



    Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve, Eagle, AK 99738 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Yukon Crossing Visitor Contact Station, Mile 56 Dalton Highway (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

    Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Bethel, AK 99559 (branch office of Alaska Natural History Association)

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