Monroe >Bookstores > Book Lady
3513 W Hwy 74, Monroe, NC | Directions 2811035.030063 -80.591252
Mon Closed ; Tue Closed ; Wed Noon-6pm ; Thu Noon-6pm ; Fri-Sun 9am-6pm
Spent a very pleasant Friday afternoon at this sweet little shop. It is such a great shop and the staff is so helpful. I have been a customer for years and it always warms my heart that we have this kind of book store available. I came away with two bags of books! Love the store, the staff and those precious dogs. Monroe should be proud of this business for sure.
I found teh Book lady's shop to be as pleasant as one might ask for. Prices on used boks are very reasonable and I will go out of my way to shop there again. What a very pleasant lady she is! ! ! !
This is THE store for used books, great suggestions and conversation. The owner is amazingly kind, the house dog(s) are lovely. I was thrilled to see them expand into another room and will be a loyal customer as long as she's there!!! P.S. krissy3 from 2006 - your review could not be further from the truth based on my many many experiences. I urge you to reconsider because you are missing out!
Love this little store! – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little bookstore. I love that you can turn in books for credit, that she has TONS of inventory and the prices are unbeatable. Even brand-spanking new paperbacks are usually $3.50! Half the cost of B&N or other big name stores. You can truly spend hours browsing in here. It's almost like a step back in time also. No bright lights or overdone artwork. No retail prices or over-the-top signage. Just a simple little nook for book lovers.
I work in Indian Trail so I love to drop by this store on my lunch break or after work. It's a little out of the way for people any farther away than Matthews, but it's worth the drive for those nearby!
The store owner is friendly and she brings her dog in. The dog is so incredibly well behaved and the children who visit love him!
I whole-heartedily support this small business and encourage others to do so as well. She really does have fantastic selection (if you're a series reader, it'll be more difficult to find a specific book...but if you go in just looking for good reads, there are so many choices it'll make your head spin) and even though she's not on a barcode system or similar, she knows her inventory. Just ask!
Love The Book Lady – Cozy little store packed with used books. Comfortable place to get lost in. I could spend hours brousing the shelves. I have a stock pile of old books that I never knew what to do with. Everytime I go, I bring a box of books and she will take most for a trade in and put the value on your account. I never can leave without a hand full of books every time.
LOVE STORE-LOVE OWNER-LOVE PUPPY! – This store is so important to me as an avid reader and, personally, I thank Cathy for her dedication to the comfort of her customers. I ONLY WISH SHE WERE CLOSER TO ME...... IN CHARLOTTE...I WOULD BE THERE EVERY DAY! THANK YOU CATHY AND JOSIE! ROCK ON!
It's not books-a-million, people! That's the point! – Great selection, liberal trade-in policy, awesome owner. There is a great religion section, and books are well-organized into categories.
I don't see how anyone can expect the store owner to have her entire inventory memorized. No there's no computerized system, but it's a welcoming bookstore, and a delight to browse. Prices are low, and the children's section is large and in the back with a couch and stuffed animals.
These are the bookstores we should encourage with our $$.
Vive la Book Lady!
So much fun... for everyone! – I love the Book Lady, the store, and the "lady" herself! I've been going there for years and it is always a great experience. It's usually the highlight of our shopping day. I was shocked when I read that others didn't have a good experience. She's always been friendly to me and my children. She has doughnut holes, water, toys, stuffed animals, ect. which, to me, speaks "kid friendly." No, she doesn't have a computerized system with all the books listed, but that's part of the fun. If you don't have time to plunder around some, then come back when you do have time. It's not hopeless. She does have a system. One more good thing about the Book Lady is that she gives a discount to home-schoolers. Try it... I promise you try it again.
We love the selection – Whenever we travel thru to SC from Charlotte, we ALWAYS stop in at the Book Lady. Yes these books are used and you will not find every book you want but they have a huge selection and affordable prices. My kids love the store because they can go in and sit at the Children's section. They are surrounded with popular stuffed animals and books about anything and everything. We have never walked out of this store empty handed. The only downside is the owner does not buy books year round and she is not open on Monday and Tuesdays. We have traveled thru there on those days before and when the kids found out she wasn't opened they cried. I have never had a poblem with the owner unlike some of the other post so please go and check it out for yourself.
Lots of books--not the best customer service.... – The Book Lady is an interesting little store, and it's definitely fun to look through the stacks, but the owner does NOT like having children in the store and will make that very plain, so don't take your kids. She only accepts checks and cash, which is fine, but will be very annoyed if you ask if she takes cards. As long as you can get past the eccentric owner, you might like it!
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