“I walked out with four true first editions for $20 (nothing in the store is over $6) and a new place to look for great books at great prices.”
Paperback Exchange - Lancaster, Ohio
Paperback Exchange is a wonderful used paperback store located on the corner of N. Columbus and W. Main, right in the heart of downtown Lancaster. While the bookstore has been established for almost a dozen years, it has only been located on W Main St since its relocation in March 2015. As you enter the used bookstore, you will be greeted by the lovely owner Leanne, as well as the two bookstore cats – Dickens and Webster (this is an added bonus for anybody who loves cats!).
The shelves are neatly organised, and the prices are reasonable – usually half the publisher’s price and nothing is more than $6. If you’re wondering what the “Exchange” entails, it simply means that you will receive store credit for the books and DVDs that you bring into the store. The credit will usually be 20% of the cover price, and that credit can then be used to pay for up to half of your next purchase.
The majority of their books are fiction, including adventure, mystery, romance, sci-fi, and children’s books (which can be found at the front of the store). However, there are also smaller sections covering religious literature, history and classical literature – if you’re looking for something a little more serious.
As well as books, they also have on sale calls, candles and other gifts – if you’re looking for something booky to give to someone. Additionally, bear in mind that Leanne doesn’t accept credit cards, so bring plenty of cash because I guarantee that you’ll easily find something to take away with you!
Hours: Monday and Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am to 5:30pm, Wednesday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Telephone: +1 740-654-5856