Most people know better than to judge a book by its cover, but that hasn’t stopped publishers from plastering shirtless vampires all over underselling copies of the Farmers’ Almanac. Stock up on eye-catching titles with today’s Groupon to Elgin Books and Coffee. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of used books.
- For $18, you get $40 worth of used books.<p>
Elgin Books and Coffee sates the burning thirsts of bibliophiles with more than 50,000 used, rare, and out-of-print books and a reader-friendly store complete with a café and children’s section. A knowledgeable staff and comprehensive online database counteract the stupefaction visitors may feel while perusing shelves stocked with mysteries, thrillers, biographies, and artistic manifestos. Readers can peek into the political life of Hillary Rodham Clinton with a collectible edition of Living History ($14.95+) or learn how to fly planes built in 1977 with the Commercial Pilot Airplane Written Test Guide ($35+). James C. Wilson’s Three-Wheeling Through Africa ($29.50+) documents the author’s harrowing tricycle races with sub-Saharan cheetahs, and Charles Dickens’s classic Great Expectations ($7+) continues to delight readers with its wit and charming optimism. Tired parents pace the aisles of the store’s vast children’s section, searching madly for fresh stockpiles of bedtime stories. While flipping through their newly acquired volumes of poems or short stories, customers can sit at café tables stocked with napkin dispensers that hold pages torn from first drafts of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
Elgin Books and Coffee
More than 50,000 books line the shelves at Elgin Books and Coffee, many available for 50% to 90% less than their cover prices. Visitors can wander through the chandelier-lit shop perusing classics, out-of-print texts, biographies, cookbooks, and many other types of published matter. An attached café offers an inviting space in which to sip java or tea and read.