Atlanta Book Exchange

★★★★☆

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Every time I walk into this bookstore [like any other used bookstore] I think "they are never going to have this book. I haven't even found one 'real' book store in this city that has this book! I feel silly even for looking" and I walk in and find several copies of what I'm looking for right away... Perhaps Atlanta Book Exchange is enchanted but whatever the case it's the best in the city!
They have a terrific plays/drama/theater section. Which is especially exciting as all the other bookstores in town are pathetically wimpy.

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★★★★★

Every time I walk into this bookstore [like any other used bookstore] I think "they are never going to have this book. I haven't even found one 'real' book store in this city that has this book! I feel silly even for looking" and I walk in and find several copies of what I'm looking for right away... Perhaps Atlanta Book Exchange is enchanted but whatever the case it's the best in the city!
They have a terrific plays/drama/theater section. Which is especially exciting as all the other bookstores in town are pathetically wimpy.

Pros: They have everything, easy to find things, friendly folk!

Cons: ?

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The old house-cum-bookstore on North Highland Ave has a small open sign which reassuringly lets you know you aren't intruding on someone's abode. Walk up the porch steps and enter the packed-to-the-gills bookhaus. Each creaky step winds you around the seemingly endless rooms full of delightfully musty hardbacks and lightly-used paperbacks. ABE boasts a great classics section, along with a stout Lit Crit, American History, Biography, and Art section among others. The staff (usually just one person) is eager to help you find what you are looking for, and they surprisingly know exactly what area (and can sometimes pinpoint exact coordinates) each book is located. Prices are pretty standard percentages of list price - often 40% is the magic number.

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★★★☆☆

The old house-cum-bookstore on North Highland Ave has a small open sign which reassuringly lets you know you aren't intruding on someone's abode. Walk up the porch steps and enter the packed-to-the-gills bookhaus. Each creaky step winds you around the seemingly endless rooms full of delightfully musty hardbacks and lightly-used paperbacks. ABE boasts a great classics section, along with a stout Lit Crit, American History, Biography, and Art section among others. The staff (usually just one person) is eager to help you find what you are looking for, and they surprisingly know exactly what area (and can sometimes pinpoint exact coordinates) each book is located. Prices are pretty standard percentages of list price - often 40% is the magic number.

Pros: Massive selection, Great Classics Section

Cons: Prices are Still High compared to Used Book e-tailers

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This is a great used book store and they are willing to trade for your used books! They save me lots of money and actually seemed to have most of the main stream books. A great selection!

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★★★☆☆

This is a great used book store and they are willing to trade for your used books! They save me lots of money and actually seemed to have most of the main stream books. A great selection!

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It's never the same to browse the books on ebay or amazon to find something valuable. Personally, I need to feel a book in my hand and go through the pages. Book Exchange not only allows me this, but there I can always find interesting books at attractive prices. The prices vary, some of the books are really really cheap, and some of them are just comparable to what you'd pay on amazon or at Barnes and Noble. But the collection is amazing! All collectible ones and no filled-out-template like best-best-best-seller(!) books pop up periodically.

The store is simple: packed and full of books. They're well organized, and it's easy to find something if you have some categories on your mind. If I were you I'd go there to find a good catch on a subject instead of a specific title on my mind. Wide open your eyes, there are some out-of-print books you cannot easily find elsewhere; so take your time and enjoy your search!

The owner of the store and the other people in charge are kind and helpful (if that really is a measure for you!).

Finally, I must mention that the store is next to the Aurora Cafe where you can enjoy the best coffee in Atlanta, I think. Grab a book and start reading it while you sip your delicious coffee.

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★★★★★

It's never the same to browse the books on ebay or amazon to find something valuable. Personally, I need to feel a book in my hand and go through the pages. Book Exchange not only allows me this, but there I can always find interesting books at attractive prices. The prices vary, some of the books are really really cheap, and some of them are just comparable to what you'd pay on amazon or at Barnes and Noble. But the collection is amazing! All collectible ones and no filled-out-template like best-best-best-seller(!) books pop up periodically.

The store is simple: packed and full of books. They're well organized, and it's easy to find something if you have some categories on your mind. If I were you I'd go there to find a good catch on a subject instead of a specific title on my mind. Wide open your eyes, there are some out-of-print books you cannot easily find elsewhere; so take your time and enjoy your search!

The owner of the store and the other people in charge are kind and helpful (if that really is a measure for you!).

Finally, I must mention that the store is next to the Aurora Cafe where you can enjoy the best coffee in Atlanta, I think. Grab a book and start reading it while you sip your delicious coffee.

Pros: collection, prices, parking

Cons: over-packed

 

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