Indie Bookstores Thrive in Talbot County

It’s no wonder that independent bookstores flourish in Talbot County, the cultural center of the Eastern Shore. If you’re looking for knowledgeable staff who loves a good read, here are a few of the finest stores.

Crackerjack’s, Easton: A well-curated corner in this old-school toyshop offers a strong selection of books for children from pre-school through elementary school.

Chesapeake Bay Trading Company, St. Michaels: Tucked amid clothing, housewares, and jewelry you’ll find fashionable coffee table books, as well as literary paperbacks. 

Flying Cloud Booksellers, Easton: Offers a curated collection of fiction and non-fiction bestsellers, biographies, literary classics, and books about design, food and wine, and the natural world. 

Mystery Loves Company, Oxford: Here you will find a serious stash of mysteries, along with an owner passionate about all things suspenseful.

Unicorn Books, Trappe. Stacked to the rafters, this is one of Maryland’s largest secondhand bookstores with more than 30,000 volumes, including rare editions.

Vintage Books and Fine Art, Easton. A handsome shop stocked with a superb Maryland collection, along with first editions and vintage maps.

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