Best Little Bookstores in Mystic

Whether you’re an avid reader, or just someone who picks up a book occasionally, there’s nothing quite like browsing the shelves of a bookstore and immersing yourself in a world of imagination. And now that winter is here, it’s the perfect time to grab a novel and a blanket and head to your favorite spot with a book. Keep reading for three of our favorite little bookstores in Mystic, Connecticut.

Bank Square Books 

Bank Square Books is a locally owned and independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Mystic. They offer a wide range of books, ebooks, and audiobooks for all types of readers. You’ll find everything from the latest New York Times best sellers, to quirky and unique staff picks. They also carry gifts, toys, educational materials, and cards. They host author events, children’s storytimes, and book clubs. They are very big in the community and love to carry books from local authors. Even if you’ve never been inside Bank Square Books, you’re sure to recognize the whale out in front!

Alice’s Haunted Little Bookshop

Located in Olde Mistick Village, Alice’s Haunted Little Bookshop is a one of a kind book store inspired by the 18th century Victorian Library of Lewis Carroll in Oxford, England. A home for special, strange, and forgotten books, many of which have never been on a bestseller list or found in a traditional book store. In fact, you won’t find any current best sellers on the shelves, but instead a specially curated collection for all ages awaits. Aside from books, you can find Victorian items, gifts, and original 19th century newspapers. Alice’s Haunted Little Bookshop is definitely worth a visit!

No Other Book Like This

No Other Book Like This recently moved to Mystic from its previous location in Groton. The shop is now across the street from the Mystic Train Station, and can best be described as warm and cozy. Here you will find used, vintage, and rare books. The shop began as an online storefront (and continues on Etsy), and has since expanded into brick and mortar. You can browse the shelves here for hours, and always find something that interests you – it’s a treasure trove of used books, and the perfect spot to stop into while in Mystic.

One of the very best parts about book shopping is browsing through the shelves. It’s so exciting to know you might turn the corner and find your next favorite read. Next time you’re in town, make sure you stop by Mystic’s best little bookstores and find your next adventure! Do you have a favorite bookstore or spot in town to read? Share it and tag @think_mystic so we can share!