We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bienville Books

109 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602-3209
+1 251-438-2904
Review Highlights
Cute used bookstore

Located in downtown Mobile, Bienville Books is very cute and offers a wide selection of books at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Interesting little bookstore!

I love this little bookstore downtown. There is always a selection to choose from. They have lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica L
Read all 76 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
109 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602-3209
+1 251-438-2904
Write a Review
Reviews (76)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in downtown Mobile, Bienville Books is very cute and offers a wide selection of books at low prices. The lady working the desk was very helpful too!

Thank Ahodges8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this little bookstore downtown. There is always a selection to choose from. They have lots of books from local authors. They also the same stuff you could find at Books a million. The store is inside a two story old building.

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Bienville Books is a nice little attraction in downtown Mobile. The shop has several signed first releases of some of your favorites. The store has two floors and the collection of books are well organized by genre and authors. The prices are pretty reasonable compared...More

Thank Alm16advisor
Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you want local history, or some fiction for the beach, this is a good place to get that. However, most of the used books are so old as to be uninteresting (that is, you won't find good material in, e.g., the history section, as...More

1  Thank EJISK
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you like old books or looking at old books this is your place. If you don't, wait for you group outside.

1  Thank lsj1214
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Recently, I have become enamored with locally owned, used bookstores. Bienville Books did not disappoint. This store is located on beautiful Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile. The city, and business owners have done a great job in recent years of making this a great part...More

1  Thank dsullivan615
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This bookshop is located close to Bienville Square, is not very large but has a good-sized selection of used books, first editions and autographed copies. This store is a nice welcome change to Barney’s. Worth stopping in, if in the area, just to browse.

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lynn inside Bienville Books was a helpful and gracious ambassador for the town, complete with restaurant recommendations, walk-about directions, local color. Bookstore was well stocked, and great to browse. Employees (or owners?) have their books noted in the window for sale! Friendly and welcoming -...More

1  Thank buschal
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wonderful local bookstore near Bienville Square downtown Mobile. Quaint and cozy, a welcome alternative to giant bookstores. Great selection. . Several coffee shops nearby

1  Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the stop. Two floors of books and friendly/knowledgable staff that help guide you through all of it. Found a Stephen King hard puns book for 4 dollars - others were overpriced by a long shot, but it would still have been worth it...More

1  Thank Thedrstwo
Nearby Restaurants
Panini Pete's
184 reviews
.02 km away
189 reviews
.11 km away
Serda's Coffee Co
144 reviews
.04 km away
The Royal Scam
406 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
296 reviews
.46 km away
History Museum of Mobile
219 reviews
.28 km away
Dauphin Street
375 reviews
.29 km away
The Fort of Colonial Mobile
248 reviews
.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bienville Books staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines