Most people know better than to judge a book by its cover, but that hasn't stopped publishers from plastering shirtless mermen all over underselling editions of the Farmers' Almanac. Stock up on eye-catching reads with this Groupon.
- $20 for $40 Worth of Books, DVDs, Games, and CDs
The stock includes used books, CDs and DVDs, VHS tapes, video games, iPods, vinyl records, and consoles.
The Last Word
At The Last Word, wheat-hued shelves lead in all directions, weighed down with an enormous selection of gently used books, as well as a collection of DVDs, and gaming consoles. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy and Ralph Ellison peer from racks of employee selections beneath the vinyl records that adorn the walls, and glass cases packed with trading cards glint in the sunlight. Strict quality standards govern the state of all the items. Most are 50-80% off their normal retail price despite being in good condition, and the staff makes a conscious effort to purchase a variety of quality media rather than pamphlets entitled Thee Faxe Machine is an Entirely Infuriating Devil. The shop is peppered with floral armchairs, in which patrons curl up, sip coffee, and browse book recommendations with their laptops on free WiFi.
In a quietly subversive way, an exchange such as The Last Word changes our relationship to books and other possessions.Don Boekelheide, Lake Norman News, 3/22/13
University City South
230 E W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262