If you are a book collector, or simply a bibliophile looking for a respite away from the hustle and bustle of your usual environment, below we’ve featured 10 of the best used bookstores in South Carolina you can visit.
Featuring chic décor and a little reading corner, Blue Bicycle Books provides not just an eclectic collection of used books but also a wholesome shopping experience. Since its establishment in 2007, the little store in Charleston has been offering a good stock of books on military history, classics, and a large section of books published in Charleston. There is also a selection of new children’s books as well as cookbooks.
The store offers in-store shipping as well as limited online shopping. You can order a specific title you have been looking for through their website. Contact the store right here.
Located in Columbia, Ed’s Editions is quite possibly the best choice for used bookstores for collectors who wish to find rare collectible editions. Opened in 2001, the store boasts a brilliant collection of 30,000 volumes of both new and used books in various genres such as history, gardening, fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. There is also a highly coveted selection of rare out-of-print editions, and if you have needs for a specific title, the store will gladly provide assistance.
This store offers both in-store shopping and online shopping. They can be reached here.
Considered the oldest bookstore in all of Columbia, The Book Dispensary is a long-time mecca for bibliophiles in the city. With a huge selection of books, both hardbacks and paperbacks, the store is a great place to hunt for bargain deals as well as rare, out-of-print editions. The store features a particularly comprehensive collection of current textbooks and technical documents. You can also commission book repair and rebinding services here at this store.
The store currently allows in-store shopping only. You can reach out to the store through this link.
Odd Bird Books is a petite corner that spells heaven for bibliophiles in Columbia. In spite of its small overall space, the store features an excellent selection of books, both old and new, on many genres, including teen fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, and children’s books. The store will also help you place orders for books that you need but that aren’t available at the store.
You can buy their books either at their brick-and-mortar store as well as their online website. Reach out to the store here.
If books and music are your two favorite things in life, you just cannot miss out on this little bookstore in North Charleston. Established in 2011, the store offers a superbly diverse selection of both used and new books, with a strong focus on fiction, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and manga. The store also deals in old music records and video games, so if you are a fan of these art forms, don’t hesitate to take a look around!
The store allows you to buy books directly at their brick-and-mortar store or to order them on their website. You can contact them through the link here.
An independent bookstore that is taking North Charleston by storm, Itinerant Literate Bookstop offers an eclectic collection of both used and new books, making it a great choice for local bookworms. The store’s collection features a diverse range of genres, with a slight focus on young adult literature, fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and comic books. The store also stocks signed copies for collectors in search of them.
The store allows both in-store shopping and online orders. They can be contacted through this link here.
As one of the coziest gathering spots for bookworms in Mount Pleasant, The Village Bookseller boasts a comprehensive collection of both new and used books. Its selection of used books is carefully curated, and the store makes sure that all books are in good condition. The store features books in various genres, including fiction, young adult literature, social sciences, and more, but it does come with an especially expansive selection of children’s books.
This store offers both in-store shopping and online shopping. Reach out to the store here.
A quirky little bookstore that carries not just the latest popular hits but also rare and out-of-print editions, The Liberty Book Company has long been a little mecca for bibliophiles in Rock Hill. The store’s collection includes such genres as fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and classics. The store also comes with a very large selection of children’s books, both new and used, so you are bound to find something for the kids!
The store only offers in-store shopping for now. You can buy items through their online shop, but they are offering only merchandises. Find the store online here.
Friends Books on Main is a local bookstore operated by a local library in Rock Hill, serving as a petite treasure trove for bookworms on the hunt for bargain deals. The store offers not only paperbacks but also audiobooks and DVDs at very affordable price points. Its collection of used books includes mostly children’s books as well as some classics. The store accepts donated books, so you might occasionally find some rare out-of-print editions here.
This store allows in-store shopping only. Check out their website here.
Stacked with gorgeous out-of-print editions, Angel’s BookShoppe is an up-and-coming star among the book collectors of Greenville. It features an eclectic collection of used books in genres such as music, fiction, social sciences, and more. The store’s highlight is an expansive section of leather-bound books dating back to as far as the 19th century, ensuring that avid collectors will find a surprise hit on their shelves. The store offers used books at very reasonable price points.
At the moment, the store only allows in-store shopping. You can find contact details here.