bookstore to remember: burke’s book store

burke’s book store is an independent bookseller nestled in the cooper-young district in memphis, tennessee. on weekends, i love to get lost in burke’s (typically before or after getting a bagel sandwich thing and coffee from otherlands down the street). i rarely go to burke’s with a particular book in mind; instead, i let the book(s) find me. they have new and used books and a stellar collection of classics, bestsellers, and local/regional authors. the staff is always glad to assist (but also aren’t the type to unnecessarily interrupt you as you weave through the bookshelves and explore). i love the comforting feel of burke’s; it is expected (and encouraged) for customers to cozy up somewhere and read for a while before making a purchase.

oh, and they are dog friendly!

contact info and hours

936 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone 901-278-7484

Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.