9 Sidewalk Chalkboards that Capture Everything We Love About Bookstores

Ah, the bookstore chalkboard. Tasked with drawing readers and window-shoppers alike into independent bookstores, these sidewalk sandwich boards are one of our favorite parts of the indie bookstore experience! And, much like the stores and booksellers who create them, the best bookstore chalkboards are bright, punny, and bookish.

In case you haven’t gotten out much lately, we’ve gathered up some of our favorites to draw you into bookstores, virtually.

Here’s a roundup of some bookstore chalkboards we love, alongside info for the stores that made them:


Chapters Books & Gifts
Seward, NE


The Mulberry Bush Book Store
Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada


The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA


Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA


A Great Good Place for Books
Oakland, CA


Oblong Books
Millerton & Rhinebeck, NY


Daisy Chain Book Co.
Edmonton, AB, Canada


Pages: A Bookstore
Manhattan Beach, CA


Literati Bookstore
Ann Arbor, MI


Know of a bookstore with great chalkboards?
Let us know in the comments below!

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