Black Dog Books offers personalized services in historic Zionsville, IN (just 3 miles northwest of Indianapolis).

We look for hard to find books for you. We carry general stock, literature, poetry, mystery, religion, philosophy, psychology, children’s books, history, science, nature, gardening, dog books, Indiana, cookbooks, fine bindings, art, photography, architecture, humor, biography, sports and domestic arts.

Our friendly and reliable staff is always there to assist you in all your needs. We also offer greeting cards, journals, antiquarian maps, bookends and artwork.


Learn More About Black Dog Books:

  • Quality used and rare books sold
  • Buying libraries and collections
  • Book repairs
  • Book searches

 Featured Artists:

  • Watercolor pet portraits by Beth Armstrong
  • Photography by Patrick McDonald
  • Stephen Fletcher – Indiana Landscapes Photography
  • Bill Warren – Worldwide Nature Photography
  • Jack Marvel – Local Photography
  • Dan Albright – Photography About Books


Upcoming Events

  • Thu

    Kite Story Time

    10:30 amBlack Dog Books

    In anticipation of upcoming Kite Day, we will be reading two stories about flying kites:  "KIte Day" by Will Hillenbrand and "Curious George Flies a Kite" by H.A. Rey.  

  • Sat

    Paulette Hoover's Book Signing & Story Readings

    1:00 - 3:00pmBlack Dog Books

    Join us for former teacher and children's author, Paulette Hoover's book signing and story reading event on Saturday, April 26th 1:00 - 3:00pm.  Paulette will be reading her books, Dixie the Playground Duck (a true story about a duck that returned 8 years in a row to build her nest in the school playground) and What's That Lump In Your Bed? (a whimsical story about those mysterious lumps that appear when children make their beds).  Paulette will be reading the two stories at 1:30pm.  Refreshments will be served.  Please call 733-1747 if you would like to reserve your copies.

  • Sun


    12:00 - 3:00Mulberry Fields Park, Zionsville

    Join us for Zionsville's third annual KITE DAY!  April is National Kite Month.  KITE DAY is held every year on the last Sunday of April.  This year it will be on Sunday, Apr. 27th 12:00 - 3:00pm at Mulberry Fields Park in Zionsville (on the corner of Ford and Whitestown Roads).  Come to fly kites or to enjoy watching the kite flying as a spectator.  Picnics welcome.  Admission is $2.00 per person and $5.00 per family.  All admission proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville.  Earth Explorer Toys will be on hand selling a variety of kites.  The rain date is always one week later. (This year it'd be Sunday, May 3rd if needed).  If there is any question about the weather on KITE DAY please check Black Dog Books' Facebook page or call 919-7901 on that day.  Kite Day is brought to you by Black Dog Books.

  • Fri

    Savor, Sip & See

    6:00 - 9:00pmMain Street Zionsville

    Black Dog Books is participating in Zionsville's Tri Kappa Chapter Savor (food), Sip (beverages) & See (shops and galleries).  A $50 ticket includes 16 culinary locations.  Register online at  Proceeds benefit Zionsvllle schools through student grants and scholarships.  Serenity will be serving stuffed mushrooms here.


  • Sat

    Molly Godby Book Signing during Brick Street Market

    11:00 - 3:00Black Dog Books

    Molly Godby will be signing the new Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Alzheimer's Edition at Black Dog Books from 11:00-3:00 during Zionsville's annual Brick Street Market Day (10-5).  Zionsville resident, Molly authored her story based on her mother.  The Indiana Alzheimer's Association will be here handing out information.  Proceeds from sales will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  Call 733-1747 to reserve your copy.

  • Fri

    Preview Evening - 1st Editions Special Collection

    7:00 - 8:30Black Dog Books

    A preview event showcasing special Indiana books and other collectible books that have value.  Most of the books are first editions.  Many are signed.  Authors:  Booth Tarkington, James Whitcomb Riley, Gene Stratton Porter, Meredith Nicholson, Theodore Dreiser, Abe Martin and others.  The first book published in Indiana in 1818 by an anonymous author will be featured.  Admission of $10 is applicable to purchases made that evening.  Wine and cheese will be served.  Adam Yeager will perform classical and jazz guitar.  The owner of this great collection will be present.  Call 733-1747 to make a reservation.