If you want to support the very best used bookstores in Georgia by visiting and buying books from them, we’ve featured 10 of the state’s finest second-hand bookshops below.
With 5000 sq. ft. of space for used books, Atlanta Vintage Books is one of the most well-regarded bookstores in Atlanta, Georgia. The store carries a large inventory of out-of-print vintage books that cover numerous categories. It even has first-edition and specialty press books for collectors.
Atlanta Vintage Books has around 75000 books for you to choose from, covering subjects like the liberty of America, Middle Eastern history, automobiles, poetry, radical literature, true crime, espionage, metaphysics, world religions, and pop culture. Its specialty press book list includes books from Franklin Library and Easton Press.
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Since 1989, A Cappella Books has been serving readers in Atlanta, Georgia, as a unique used bookstore with a sizable selection of used and antiquarian books. The store plays a significant role locally, by hosting inspiring authors and selling books in various venues across the local area.
A Cappella Books sells books in categories like spirituality, nature, politics, cooking, science, architecture, and history. It also hosts numerous book clubs like the “Excellent Lit Book Club” and “Pure Speculation Book Club” that often have long waiting lists due to their overwhelming popularity.
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In Lawrenceville, Georgia, book lovers can visit Liberty Books to purchase from a collection of over 50000 used books. All items have reasonable pricing, and if you choose to trade in your old books, you can also receive 50% off. Jack Mason saw the establishment of Liberty Books in 1996, and the store has since expanded to 3x the size of its original layout.
Customers of Liberty Books can order new books with 25-35% off most orders. The store can even source rare or out-of-print books for collectors. Additionally, students can trade in their used textbooks, meaning that Liberty Books has a large collection of books that are useful in core modules at GGC and other local universities.
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Well-organized and reasonably priced are what usually come to mind when thinking of Blue Train Books, a used bookstore in Hogansville, Georgia. The store’s employees work diligently to prepare every book before it reaches its new owner by removing old labels, applying a protective dust jacket to hardcover books, and using acid-free book tape on old paperbacks.
Blue Train Books has books on mystical creatures, magic, historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, self-development, investment, and technology. It is part of the American Booksellers Association and has a good collection of sheet music, ephemera, and books on poetry, British royalty, and metaphysics.
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Acworth, Georgia, is the home of The Crazy Book Lady, an independent used bookstore established in 2017. It has a diverse collection of unique books and the full Wise Owl line of premium art supplies available in-store. The Crazy Book Lady also works to provide the local community with free books using little book crannies around the local area.
The Crazy Book Lady sells books in categories like science fiction, media, medicine, constitutional law, sculpting, mythology, war, and ethics & integrity. It also has collectible books, vintage collectible books, comic books, DVDs, board games, role-playing games, audiobooks, and branded t-shirts.
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Specializing in used books is Mt. Yonah Book Exchange, a bookstore in Cleveland, Georgia. The store is well-known for its competitive prices and welcoming staff members. The owners of Mt. Yonah Book Exchange, Ellen & Connie, are lifelong bibliophiles who enjoy spending time at the store with fellow book lovers.
Mt. Yonah Book Exchange sells books in categories like paranormal romance, Christian fiction, gardening, animals, science fiction, military history, children’s literature, and general non-fiction. It also has memoirs, biographies, manga, and books on the classics. With over 15000 books to choose from, you can be sure to find a great book.
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7. Book Nook
Used books, CDs, and records are in stock at Book Nook, a used bookstore in Decatur, Georgia. The store opened its doors in 1973 and has since become a highly-rated shop known for its friendly staff members and relaxing in-store environment. Book Nook is also open daily for its customers’ convenience.
Book Nook has a buy, sell, & trade policy where customers can purchase paperbacks at 60% off the original retail price and hardcovers at a little less than 50% of the retail price. It also carries comics, children’s books, collectible books, audiobooks, graphic novels, science fiction books, and more.
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The summer of 1997 saw the opening of Bookmiser, a used bookstore in East Cobb, Georgia, with an inventory of high-quality books. The store is known for its excellent organization, enabling customers to find books easily. Bookmiser also makes every effort to stock all school-required reading books year-round.
Bookmiser sells fiction books and books about botanical gardens, nature, wines, politics, automobiles, and royalty. It also hosts ten book clubs on-site and works closely with publishers, non-profit organizations, and local authors to bring more books to the reading community in North Atlanta.
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Abbey and Shane Gottwals are the owners of Gottwals Books, a bookstore carrying a sizable inventory of used (and new) books. It began operations in 2007 and sells books at around 75-90% off the retail price. It has multiple branches, one in Byron, Georgia, where its highly trained staff members can easily evaluate books that customers bring to trade.
Gottwals Books sells books on urban legends, homeschooling, science, space, true crime, art, photography, sports, parenting, pregnancy, landscaping, decorating, and leadership. It even has books specifically by local authors, audiobooks, and children’s books. Furthermore, customers can purchase educational toys from brands like House of Marbles and Chronicle Games.
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10. Read It Again
Having been in business since 2002, Read It Again is a destination new and used bookstore in Suwanee, Georgia. The store is family owned and began under the efforts of Della and Kim McNamara. Read It Again has a team of friendly and well-read staff members who can help you find books quickly and efficiently.
This bookstore sells various genres of books such as mystery, suspense, science fiction, urban fantasy, general fiction, and classic fiction. It also has a “Bookstore Date Night” service where the store representatives act as personal shoppers to help you pick a stack of books that you might enjoy or a selection of books that would make for an excellent present.
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