Abilene’s Best Kept Secret for Used Books: The Used Book Store

Abilene’s Best Kept Secret for Used Books: The Used Book Store

By Elliot S. Fitzgerald

 

 

 

Located in a section of the city of Abilene, Texas that was many years ago once the downtown district; there sits a rather unique looking building. And as you get even closer to this building, up just above your heads, you will see a sign that reads “Used Bookstore” in big block multi-colored lettering. But it is when you open the door for the first time and actually step over the threshold that the true experience begins. You will quickly realize that you thought that you were simply entering a bookstore; in fact, you have actually entered into a book lover’s paradise. Once inside, you will see row after row of books. All neatly arranged and very well organized. Plenty of aisle space makes looking through the shelves of books even enjoyable. {{more]} When standing in the aisles, the enormous rows of books can appear to go on and on endlessly. You’ll find older classic titles, recent bestsellers, and even a wide selection of books that are no longer in print. The Used Bookstore has a little bit of everything. When asked about her secret to success as a bookstore owner, Kathryn humbly attributes much of her longevity in the industry to the fact that as an independent bookstore owner, she has the ability to set the selling prices of the books in her store.If there’s a book you are looking for, there’s a good chance that it’s here. Photo by Floyd Miller