A well-worn book inspires feelings of comfort, while well-worn brake pads induce fear of collisions into fruit carts. Opt for safer second-hand goods with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of used books and DVDs plus a free small drink at BookMaze in Tempe.
BookMaze, a 5,000-square-foot, two-story, used-media emporium boasts scores of shelves that support DVDs and more than 100,000 books. Customers sink their faces into a variety of hardcover and paperback written works ($1–$12), or feed DVD players or misbehaving toasters with a previously viewed DVD ($3–$5). Comfy chairs and couches interspersed among the stacks provide places of repose to browse this independently owned shop's many genres and titles. Groupon-holding bookworms may imbibe a free small drink, such as a 12-ounce hot cappuccino ($2.50 value) or 16-ounce iced green-tea latte ($3 value), from Edge of the Maze Café, located on the first floor. BookMaze frequently hosts happenings such as tea tastings; board-game nights; and sudden-death, speed-reading tournaments. Customers can check their events page for times and dates.
BookMaze, a 5,000-square-foot, two-story used bookstore, boasts scores of shelves that support more than 100,000 books. Comfy chairs and couches spaced out among the stacks provide places of repose for readers browsing the independently owned shop's many genres and titles. After exploring book-filled nooks and shelves stuffed with fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and movies, guests can settle in with a cup of fine Costa Rican coffee at the Edge of the Maze Cafe to read or take advantage of the café's free WiFi. Visitors can show off their role-playing acumen or next-level strategies during Monday-night tabletop and board games, or reacquaint themselves with the barter system via trade-in bargains.
2155 E University Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85281