Books are windows to a magical world, unlike paintings, which are false windows designed to thwart ravenous coyotes with poor depth perception. Safely transport your mind with today's Groupon: for, $5 you get $10 worth of used books, music, and movies at Grassroots Books.
Grassroots Books fills its cavernous-yet-cozy space to the brim with a compendium of used books, music, and movies for omnivorous bookworms. Perusers cruise through a collection of used hardcover ($2.99), used paperback ($1.99), and used kids ($0.99) books consistently priced for smooth browsing. A selection of CDs, VHS tapes ($0.99), and DVDs ($3.99, or three for $10) brings eyes and ears together to experience the uncanny revelation of syncing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with National Lampoon's Animal House.
This Groupon is also good for the bookstore's monthly warehouse sale, which gives customers access to more than 10,000 items for $0.99 each (or $4.99 for a grocery-sized bag of used books on the last day of the sale). Grassroots Books then donates the rest of its tomes to teachers, non-profit organizations, and shivering bookmarks.
- Supporting our local businesses is really where its' [sic] at, and this one is DEFINITELY way worth supporting. Even if you aren't much of a reader, stop on by - I'm sure you will find something to your liking! – Adina P, Yelp, 1/21/11
- As a used bookstore junkie, this is by FAR the best one I've found anywhere. – Danielle S., Yelp, 12/27/10
The artists, teachers, and librarians that staff Grassroots Books know firsthand not to judge a book by its cover. Alongside new, glossy hardbacks and crisp paperbacks, they stock gently used and new-but-slightly-shelf-worn reads at generous discounts. Any books without value are responsibly recycled for free, instead of stuffed into Harry Potter jackets as "secret sequels." Used CDs, DVDs, and video games also share shelf space with more than 3,000 kids books catered to pre-K through high school readers. More exciting yarns await youngsters during the independent bookstore's kid storytelling hours or school book fairs, while the 22nd of every month honors educators with a free book just for coming to the store. Grassroots Books even donates its leftovers to educators and nonprofits after its monthly warehouse sales, four-day extravaganzas where nearly 10,000 books and movies are available each for $0.99.