Carmichael's is Louisville's oldest independent bookstore. They have two locations: Bardstown Road and Frankfort Avenue. They have managed to survive the onslaught of mega bookstores by giving great service and offering books that don't always appear on the best sellers list. Don't get me wrong, they still have all your favorites for can order them). If you are a serious reader, check out Carmichael's. Readings and signings by authors are offered.