5. Main Street Books
This downtown Hattiesburg bookstore opened in 2002. It bills itself as “a place to gather, celebrate, and learn,” and its offerings extend beyond the literary. In addition to a selection of books, Main Street Books is home to Wildflower Market and The Wheel in the Window Pottery Studio, which has pottery for sale as well as a roster of pottery-making classes and events.
9. The Author Shoppe
Located on East Front Street in Hattiesburg, The Author Shoppe is a cozy bookstore with a strong sense of place. Bookshelves line the walls, and open mic events, grab bag sales, listening sessions, and lending days pepper their annual calendar, filling the shop with book-loving locals throughout the year.