Some people seek out bars and coffee shops to test the waters when visiting a new place, and others head straight for the local indie bookstore! There’s a familiar warmth when stepping into a bookstore while you’re away from home, and in Fayetteville, AR, those cozy feels are alive and well at Pearl’s Books.

Tucked away and just steps from the Historic Downtown Square, Pearl’s Books is a must-visit stop for the folks that love to linger! You’ll be intoxicated by that familiar scent of fresh books before falling in love with the library ladder, handwritten notes of recommendation adorning the shelves, and curated selection of gifts handcrafted by local artists and makers. Settle into one of the many cozy nooks and crannies and flip through whatever book you’re drawn to for as long as you’d like. In fact, it’s so encouraged that you can order pastries, charcuterie, coffee, wine, and beer to enjoy while you look!

Lining the shelves, you’ll find everything from local reads to kids classics, poetry, fiction, and offbeat memoirs, alongside guided suggestions (like “Books to Read if You Love Stranger Things”) and all the standards. Can’t choose? Head for the shelf of grab bags and paper-wrapped mystery books - then unwrap and reveal your newest book with no decision-making required! Your furry friends are also welcome to join you, though be warned – they’ll likely be photographed and become a ‘member’ of Pearl’s Pals: the adorable weekly post featuring pets that have visited Pearl’s Books.

The atmosphere inside the store is cozy and inviting, everything you’ve ever wanted a bookstore to be! If you stop in at the right time, you might even catch Pearl’s Books hosting a musical performance, a silent book club, or a visiting author. It’s also not unusual to find a pop-up bake sale or a storytime happening, all adding a special touch to the already quaint charm of the shop. Pearl’s also happens to be located in a great spot for pairing your visit with a meal - you can walk to Vetro 1925, Xuma Kitchens, A Taste of Thai, Petra Cafe, Damgoode Pies, Feed and Folly, or most anywhere on the Square in 5 minutes or less!

Find store hours, browse the inventory, and explore more about Pearl’s Books by visiting their website at pearlsbooks.com.

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