March is National Reading Month, a perfect time to buy yourself a new book. In Flint & Genesee, local, independent bookstores can be found in many towns and cities. That’s good news for book lovers who can browse the aisles to find their favorite novel – or maybe something new.

Here is where you can shop for your next book in Flint & Genesee:


Flint is a great place for avid readers. At the Flint Farmers’ Market, A Bit of Earth sells books, toys and a bit of whimsy.

Right down the road from the Market, Totem Books on Court Street is a community-oriented store that sells used books and vinyl. The bookstore also has a café selling coffee drinks and sandwiches.

The newest bookstore in Flint is Comma Books & Social Hub which is a progressive bookstore that specializes in books from Black and Indigenous authors and authors of Color or authors who write about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) issues.


Downtown Linden’s bookstore Beloved Books features new and used books for all ages, however, the store primarily specializes in children’s books. With a wide variety of literature, Beloved Books is a great spot for kids to find their new favorite book.


Tucked away in Goodrich, Cottage Used Books is a locally-owned bookstore with over 11,000 books for sale. The local store also hosts book clubs and book folding classes and allows patrons to trade in their used books for credit.


In the historic Dibbleville district of Fenton, Fenton's Open Book is a bookstore that specializes in local authors and features Michigan-made products and gifts. It is a great place for those who love the Mitten with various books on the state’s history.

Outside of downtown Fenton, Lizz's Books is a used bookstore nestled in the stip of businesses near Sagebrush Cantina. The store sells a wide variety of used books spanning many genres. 

Grand Blanc

R&B Used Books in Grand Blanc is perfect for niche genre book lovers. With 12 rooms of books and an inventory featuring mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, history, romance, western, adventure, and much, much more. The local bookstore is a family-owned business devoted to meeting any reader’s needs.


Located in Davison, Chill Coffee Cafe & Bookstore's mission is to bring the community together while creating an effervescent environment. The cafe features a variety of warm and cold drinks and the store sells many different books. 

Beloved Books

Beloved Books is an independent bookseller, featuring new and used books with a focus on children's... Read More

Comma Bookstore & Social Hub

Not your average bookstore, we specialize in BIPOC books, art, and products. Established in 2020,... Read More

Cottage Used Books

Tucked away in Goodrich, Cottage Used Books is a locally owned, small business with over 11,000... Read More

Totem Books

Totem Books is a community-oriented, independent bookstore located in downtown Flint, Michigan... Read More

A Bit of Earth

Located in the Flint Farmers' Market, and open year around on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, A Bit... Read More

R & B Used Books

R & B Used Books is a family owned business devoted to meeting your reading needs. Catering to... Read More

Fenton's Open Book

Fenton's Open Book is a full-service, independent book store that specializes in local authors and... Read More