“A Zionsville treasure. The owner and the big sweet black dog greet you as soon as you walk in.”
Black Dog Books - Indiana
With its white exterior, we don’t know what’s best about Black Dog Books, the incredible range of topics, or the black dog herself, ready to meet you as you enter the bookstore. Black Dog Books sells quality used and rare books, and their great range of topics are due to the fact that they often buy libraries and collections – you are sure to find a hidden treasure within Black Dog Books. While this bookstore is small, it is still extremely well organised, with comfy chairs near a roaring fireplace tempting you to get lost in a book; this is the perfect thing to do on a rainy afternoon, and once the rain has stopped you can browse the other lovely small businesses located on Main Street.
The staff are very friendly and reliable, and are always willing to help during opening hours to assist you with all your needs, however difficult they may be – for any hard to find books, they offer a special book search service. In addition, there is a book repairs service, for any special books that need fixing up. Their stock ranges from dog books (of course) to gardening, from architecture to domestic arts, as well as cookbooks, science books, books about Indiana, humorous books, and children’s books – this is just a short list exampling the reems of topics they sell. If you are looking for greeting cards, journals, antiquarian maps, bookends, or artwork, Black Dog Books is also the first place to look in Zionsville!
If this wasn’t already enough, the bookstore also holds readings, and book signings, which have turned out to be popular events in the area – the bookstore once held a candle light reading to Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”. Best of all, these events are often free, with refreshments being served.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re in Zionsville, pop in to meet the famous Black Dog, and find an interesting book among the used and rare collection!
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm, and Sundays by chance
Telephone: +1 317-733-1747