My Top 3 Favorite Independent Bookstores in Kansas City

Today is one of my favorite days on the calendar: Independent Bookstore Day! I love when  I get the opportunity to support my local bookstore so I wanted to share a few of my KC favs with you today!

Afterword Tavern and Shelves

1834 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

I’m a firm believer that reading should be an escape, not a chore.
Afterword Tavern and Shelves is the perfect reading escape in the heart of the Crossroads, and just also happens to be where I host my monthly book club!  Afterword is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but they have an amazing all day happy hour on Sundays. Be sure to order an old fashion while you browse their amazing selection of books.

Our Daily Nada

304 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Located in the River Market, Our Daily Nada is the perfect place for good reads and great food. There is plenty of seating and every corner is perfect for curling up with a good book. Did I mention this place is owned by two AMAZING women Amy and Andrea?


1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

If perusing used books is your jam, Prosperos Books needs to be number one on your list. Every nook of this 3 story shop is lined with books, and there’s a ladder that stretches along the shelves that makes you feel like you’ve stepped right out of Belle’s personal library. After you explore Prosperos be sure to grab a burger at my one of my favorite spots, Fric & Frac, which is located right next door.

  1. Hello, Patience! Love your blog! And reading this post I wish I was in KC now so I could visit these amazing book shops!

    Meanwhile, I’m in Los Angeles launching the Sauceda Art Grant. It’s open to literary, performing & visual artists in the KC Metro area. Info here:

    Can you suggest places I might put notices about the grant? Perhaps a KC art/culture newspaper, magazine, or website? I’ll definitely contact these 3 book shops!

    Stay awesome & keep up the beautiful work, Patience!

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