A full bookshelf provides not only a conversation piece for guests, but it also lessens the odds they'll pull out the tome that triggers the trapdoor to your Satanic shrine to Don Knotts. Build up book collections and safeguard secrets with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of books, accessories, and more at A Book Barn in Old Town Clovis.
A Book Barn offers bookish nematodes a wide array of new publications and used booklets, stuffing its shelves with everything from historical fiction to semi-autobiographical fantasy novels to essays about the upcoming crab-people invasion. A Book Barn specializes in children's books ($1–$15)—pick up Jon Scieska's subversive The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales ($12.75 for used hardcover)—as well as Californian historical non-fiction. Browse the general-fiction and non-fiction sections, especially the shop's eclectic used section, for old-school titles such as Franz Kafka's The Great Wall of China: Stories and Reflection ($10 for hardcover), which rub spines with newer popular titles such as Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner ($4.25 for used paperback). A Book Barn carries about 25,000 volumes in the store, but book inquirers seeking hard-to-find Steven Seagal medical-fiction novels can search through more than 90,000 publications in their warehouse via Amazon.
Literature buffs and the buffly literate can uncover A Book Barn's signed books and collectors’ items by asking the shop's friendly staff of fellow bibliophiles—or they can simply flip through a searing, tell-all autobiography of the Energizer Bunny while aimlessly wandering the store's book-laden aisles. Stock up on manuscripts to read during your 45-year Southwest Airlines flight to the Large Magellanic Cloud with today's Groupon to A Book Barn.
Although A Book Barn does not yet have many reviews, three Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average:
536 5th St.
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