Indy Reads Books is no ordinary bookstore.
We’re an independent bookstore (which makes us part of an endangered species), and we’re the only bookstore operating in the downtown Indianapolis area. We sell mostly used and some new books for adults and children. We think all of these things make us special, but what really makes us extraordinary is our reason for being.
Our bookstore is a source of revenue for the not-for-profit organization Indy Reads whose mission is to promote and improve the literacy of adults and families in Central Indiana. One out of five adults can’t read the content on this website. The profits from Indy Reads Books go directly toward improving literacy in our community through Indy Reads.
Customers who purchase used books at the store not only get to buy their books at greatly discounted prices, they also know their money is being put toward a noble cause in the community. Customers are encouraged to “read and return” and donate their used books back to the store once they are ready for their next book, thereby giving twice to a great cause.
The bookstore is located in a historic building at 911 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, across from the restaurant Black Market, in a rapidly developing section of the Mass Ave neighborhood and along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are passionate about books and about promoting literacy in our community.
Please visit us soon!