A book can transport a reader’s imagination anywhere, from an ethereal elven world to a star base in the Andromeda galaxy to the very back of a calculus classroom. Expand your horizons with this Groupon.
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- $10 for $20 worth of used and new books, CDs and DVDs
- $20 for $45 worth of used and new books, CDs, and DVDs
A floor-to-ceiling stock of more than 100,000 new, used, and out-of-print hardcover and paperback books includes categories such as general fiction, for which guests can peruse previously owned titles conjured up by the likes of John Grisham, Nora Roberts, and Tom Clancy, all marked down at least half off the cover price ($8+). The bookstore extends to an array of other sections as well, such as children's books ($1.25+). Most of the shop’s general stock sells for no more than half the publisher's price.
Paula Gauthier loved working at Yesterday’s Books through high school and college so much that she ended up there, years later, as a manager. When the owners retired, she and her husband, Phillip, decided to buy the store and continue its more than three-decade run as a repository of new, used, rare, candy-coated, and out-of-print books. Today, the Gauthiers continually update a collection of more than 100,000 titles, all categorized into sections such as general fiction, classics, theology, and children's books stacked on floor-to-ceiling bookcases. They also stock eight always-unlocked display cases with rare books, such as a first edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin that would buckle the knees of any bibliophile, history buff, or person named Tom. Other collectibles range from a specially bound copy of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six to a signed volume by Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the Tarzan and John Carter series.
The Gauthiers have also brought modern updates to the shop, such as replacing the paper-based store-credit system with an electronic one, which even gives members an online account to track available funds. Phillip observes that some regulars swap out up to 50 books per visit. In addition to book collections, the Gauthiers maintain a catalog of CDs, DVDs, and sheet music.