BookPeople – 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
They bill themselves as Texas’ largest independent bookstore. I used to spend hours in here. I don’t think you could ever exhaust browsing this store. It is curated very well. They had a great selection of magazines also. And lots of neat and eclectic cards, gifts, and toy items. Highly recommend checking them out. The only thing is that the parking can get pretty hectic. I’d recommend just going for a space in the parking garages located around the building.
Half Price Books – multiple locations
Are you looking for an organized used bookstore with a huge selection. This is it. Their prices are not exactly the lowest. But they make up for it with the selection. They also sell used DVDs and CDs. At least for now. If you’re looking to kill some time, you can spend hours browsing here. The only thing I’d say is don’t waste your time trying to resell books to them. They’ll literally give you pennies on the dollar.