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40 Catchy Bookstore Names

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My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.

Having a cute and memorable name for your bookstore is a must!

Having a cute and memorable name for your bookstore is a must!

Could a Bookstore Be Right for You?

If you love to read and love talking about books with like-minded people, opening a bookstore might be your calling. Imagine being surrounded by books all day!

Opening a Bookstore

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur, and with a bookstore, it’s pretty easy! First, find a good location. You will want to be near places with people who love books! Location is key to having enough traffic come through, and it doesn’t necessarily mean just finding the busiest place, but rather finding the place that’s busiest with your desired crowd! Ideal locations are near schools, colleges, coffee shops, gift shops, and shopping malls.

Once you find the place, you will need to work on building or purchasing shelving. Bookshelves are pretty easy to build for the handy, so if you have someone in your family who happens to be a carpenter, support their business while they help yours!

Getting Books for Your Store

You will need lots of books on your shelves. Check out library sales, other bookstore clearance sales, thrift stores, and yard sales. You can get books for just pennies on the dollar, and often find them in great condition! Try to avoid buying books that are rather beat up, unless you will designate a special section for clearance. You want to have nice stock to start out with as this will give your customers the very best impression of your items!

You will need a good and easy way to organize the books, so study up on that Dewey decimal system and utilize a computer in order to help you and customers look up books more easily. Not only that, but it just looks good to be organized, and not many people will want to aimlessly dig through thousands of books to find one they think they will like!

Operating Legally

While setting up your store, you will need to be sure you are operating legally. This means contacting the state to register your business with the Division of Corporations, and also contacting the county to find out the local registration requirements. You don’t want to start your business off with the IRS on your back, so get that business tax receipt!

Fill your shelves with books!

Fill your shelves with books!

Bookstore Names

One important thing we saved for its own section is bookstore names! If you want to be successful, you have to sound successful! This simply means picking through a bunch of good bookstore names and choosing the one you like the most. Here are some tips for choosing a good bookstore name:

  • Puns and rhymes: Using puns and rhymes in the business name can make it fun and extra memorable! That’s a huge plus for passerby customers who want to eventually check out your store, but perhaps don’t have the time at the moment. They will remember you!
  • Location: Location is important, as stated earlier, and if you are located in a well-known area or district, use it in the name to help people locate you!
  • Your name: Using your name, there is no shame! You are a proud business owner, and everyone should know your name! This is especially a good idea if your name starts with a “B” because alliterations are also really easy to remember!

Now for some bookstore names. Keep in mind the tips above when coming up with your own, and read through the following list for inspiration:

Ben's Book BarnBargain Books

Look Inna Book

The Secret Garden Bookstore

The Book Basement

Books By the Ocean

A Whole New World Bookstore

Book Addicts

Downtown Books


Uptown Books

Sunshine Book Shop

Once Upon a Book

Rain or Shine Books

Bookmark Joe's

Rainbow Books

Turn the Page

The Book Train

Classics Bookstore

Reading Rhonda's Bookstore

A New Chapter

Paging All Readers!

Just One More Chapter

Peepers and Pages Bookstore

Cover 2 Cover Book Shop

Peepers Books

Undercover Books

We Love Books!

The Author's Library

Books Books Books

Author Attic

AAA Book Shop

Imagine Bookstore

A1 Bookstore


ABC 123 Books

Daily Dose of Reading

Learn-a-Lot Books


The Big Book Superstore

The perfect name can make all the difference, so when thinking of good names for your store, don’t rush! You wouldn’t rush through a good book, would you?

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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Tara on August 31, 2020:

Natalie: A car selling books? How about "Speed Reading"?

the book a holic on February 24, 2020:

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Momo on February 08, 2020:

Your not answering my question I'm trying to figure out a good bookmark name

Alyssa on January 25, 2020:

I'm searching for names that includes office materials and school materials mix with selling books and stuff

Nikolai on January 08, 2020:

Blue Birch Bookshop

natalie on January 07, 2020:

im looking for a name for a car selling books

Anai Jok on October 21, 2019:

Planning to have bookstore

I need the best name to name it

Tina Macaso on September 19, 2019:

Planning to open a little book store...

Looking for a catchy trade name...

Mia on July 07, 2019:

how about: BookLand Books

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How author island for a book store name

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Feather Grey on July 24, 2018:

Canine Bookstore

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Unknown on March 03, 2018:

Peoplpe are coping

anabel on February 28, 2018:

how about annaflowerbelle's books

alberte on October 20, 2015:

how about web of books for a bookstore name

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