Besides being a useful replacement for a missing bed-frame leg, a stack of books also makes you look smarter and can stop a crossbow arrow if you're being targeted by any misinformed vampire slayers. Reap literature’s myriad rewards with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of used books and audio books at Book Attic, located in Madison.
For more than 20 years, the word wizards at Book Attic have dispensed a treasure trove of used and out-of-print books and audio books spanning a vast array of genres. Bookworms of every ilk can find tomes to their liking among the more than 70,000 selections. Curl up with classic novels such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ($8.50 in hardcover), peruse tummy-delighting recipes in cookbooks such as Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking ($12.50 in hardcover), rekindle your spiritual side with a HarperCollins Study Bible ($22.50), or learn more about your car’s new girlfriend with John Deere: A History of the Tractor ($20).
For book enthusiasts who prefer to listen to content while jogging on a treadmill or chasing down bank robbers on a segway, Book Attic carries more than 1,500 audio books, including the seventh installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ($38).
Some people love the scent of fresh-cut grass; others salivate at coffee's rich, earthy fragrance. But for a certain contingent of humanity, the smell of books beats out any other aroma. For those bibliophiles—and anyone else with an interest in classic literature, non-fiction, crafting books, and a slew of other texts—Book Attic should be a destination. In business since 1987, the shop is home to a rotating stock of more than 45,000 paperbacks, 25,000 hardcover titles, and 1,500 audio books.