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. Set Buffy straight with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hardcover titles, paperbacks, and audiobooks at Book Attic in Madison.
Book Attic’s well-read staff has been curating and selling used books since 1987 and currently boasts a collection of 25,000 hardcover titles and 45,000 paperbacks. While visitors' eyes scan across shelves overflowing with folios, they can find page-turners in a wide range of genres, including mystery, fantasy, and fiction. Dedicated readers lose themselves in such literary classics as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ($8.50 for a hardcover), and figure out the difference between forks and back scratchers with a copy of The Joy of Cooking ($12.50 for a hardcover) by Irma Rombauer. Gardening With Herbs by John Stevens paints thumbs green with plentiful gardening tips ($12.50 for a hardcover), and John Deere: A History of the Tractor chronicles one of agriculture’s most valuable tools and a unique vehicle to drive to work ($20 for a hardcover).
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.