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

  • Fri

    "THE RAVEN" - A Candle Light Reading

    8:00 pmBlack Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., Zionsville, IN

    Patrick Kalahar returns to Black Dog Books evermore! to read Edgar Allan Poe's, The Raven, 8PM on Friday, October 7th.  Patrick comes each year as Edgar Allan Poe to perform the candle light reading.  After the reading he will speak about Poe and answer questions.  Raven cookies and cider will be served.  Please arrive a few minutes early.  The event is free.IMG_5488

  • Sat


    2:00 - 4:00PMBlack Dog Books, 115 S. Main Street, Zionsville, IN 46077

    Kassie Ritman, local author, will be at Black Dog Books 2 - 4pm on Saturday, October 8th, with her new book Boone County (published by Arcadia Publishing).  The book has more than 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and chronicles the history of Boone County, Indiana, which was founded in 1830.

    Kassie is a writer who happens to love old stuff and family stories.  She enjoys leading workshops and writing her popular blog "Maybe someone should write that down...".  Refreshments will be served.  Call us at 317-733-1747 to reserve your copy.

    Kassie Ritman headshot