Lao Tzu once said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and a book with a thousand pages begins with a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell." Advance toward epilogues with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and audio books at Montford Books.
Montford's two-story vault contains more than 20,000 works of the written word and audio recordings. Pour a cup of complimentary coffee or tea before perusing Montford's textual offerings, including science fiction, children's books, contemporary fiction, and the Comprehensive Guide to City Smells. Left-out ears revel in music CDs or audio books in both disk and tape formats. Readers can also engross themselves in any of Montford's paperbound items in one of the store's plush chairs, browse the endless halls of the Internet with free WiFi, or engage in thoughtful conversation with a wordsmith at an author reading and discover if Spot's world-famous run actually took place.
31 Montford Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801