With thousands of options, all of the latest bestsellers and the familiar faces of your favourite authors, chain book stores are undeniably great. But, there’s something about hunting through lesser known shelves and finding a hidden gem. Used book stores are perfect for that. Rifling through dog-eared and well loved books is almost certain to pay off in droves. I love the excitement of discovering a new book, and Chapters is not the only place for this! Head over to one of these used book stores in Kitchener Waterloo this weekend.
Old Goat Books
○Old Goat Books is a quiet, comfortable store located in an old house in Uptown Waterloo. Stroll through the makeshift, floor to ceiling shelves, browse through cookbooks, or even sell your own used novels! With Old Goat, you can even shop online! (Although, we prefer a visit to this eclectic store).
Second Look Books
○Worth a second look! Along with books, this Kitchener store also offers DVDs and VHS videos! For a blast from the past (and if you still have your VCR player), consider picking up an old VHS. With a huge selection of new and used hardcover and paperbacks, you’re sure to find something great here.
Carry-On Comics & Books
○This Uptown store is quite different from the others. Although you can find a small selection of books here, the name of the day is comics. If you would be interested in old batman comics, or searching for long forgotten editions of Archie, go ahead and give this atmospheric little shop a shot!
Tell us about your trip, what treasures you found, and your all-time favourite books in the comments below!