Visalia >Bookstores > Linda's Used Books
1107 E Houston Ave, Visalia, CA | Directions 9329236.341786 -119.281018
Mon. - Sat. 9:30am - 5pm;Sun. CLOSED
always at home – I've been going to Linda's off and on for the last 7 years, I love it! It may be dusty and old, but aren't all old book stores? that's the appeal. I live 30 min. away, and will go there before other used book stores, bucause they have the largest, most organized selection of used romance novels I've found yet. I've been to every used book store in Fresno, Hanford, Visalia, and many other cities, and like Lind's the best. when I needed a book for my daughter home schooling while in the hospital she searched and saved me a copy. If you think her prices are to high, buy used books on line next time, and enjoy the $10 shipping fee for your 99 cent book. Way to go Lind's, you make me feel welcome even if it's been month's scince I've been there!
Never again! – I really felt like I was ripped off at this bookstore!
I was getting ready to have surgery and faced a long rehabilitation phase where all I would be able to do was read. I found Linda's bookstore in the yellow pages. They advertized on selling and trading books so I had also brought several used books (in excellent condition) to trade.
First, the store was dusty and dirty, which I can forgive if well organized. It was moderately organized and the service was semi-friendly although I was the only car in the parking lot and only customer in the ?store.?
What I have a gripe about was the condition and prices of the books that they are selling.
First of all, they only gave me store credit of less than $1.00 a piece on the hardback books I had brought, still not a big deal. What really made me feel like I was cheated was that they she charged OVER $4.00 a PEICE for the yellowed falling apart paperback books in her store. And, they were not hard to find titles either just the run of the mill novels. These are the same books you can go down the street about a block further down and find for .50 cents at Salvation Army.
I had brought with me a large box of books that I was going to donate to Linda's books, but after that fleecing, I took the books down the street and dropped them off at Salvation Army.
It is one thing to make a profit, and I am all free enterprise: but to blatantly charge far more than the item is worth makes me cringe. No wonder this "book store" is overcrowded with books, no one in their right mind would go back a second time!
I would advise NOT shopping here for used books unless desperate and unable to find the book elsewhere.
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