The Bookshelf of Batesville
Your local independent bookseller

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Welcome to the Bookshelf, your local Independent Bookseller

Do you need to catch up on literary classics and pay less for modern novels? Take home new and used books from our full-service bookstore in Batesville, Indiana.

Since 1980, The Bookshelf has been providing new and used books to avid readers. At our bookstore, just one block from the library, you’ll find a friendly staff that many have dubbed the “Bookshelf Ladies”. We are “Book Mind Readers”, using our literary knowledge to help pick out a book you’ll love, just by asking about the last one you’ve read!


Our books are divided by genres and include over 100,000 used books on two floors. We have thousands of new books, including the latest releases from the publishers. Contact us today for more details on the numerous used and new books for sale in our store.


As soon as a new book comes out, we have it in stock for you to buy. If we run out of a certain title you want, we can always special order it for overnight delivery, directly to your home or our store for your convenience. We know weeks in advance when new books are coming out, and we offer a sign-up sheet so you can pre-order anticipated titles that might be hard to find on the shelf.



Why Shop Local
When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits

The Economy
Spend $100 locally and $68 stays in your community. Spend the same at a national e-tailer and
your community see none. More of your taxes are reinvested in your community-where they belong.


The Community

Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of nation chains More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community

Now is the time to stand up and join you fellow individuals by supporting local business and
celebrating independents.


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Serving Southeastern Indiana Readers for over 30 years

101 N Walnut St, Batesville, IN 47006