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." Begin a memorable voyage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of used books at Twice Told Tales.
Twice Told Tales has built a buyable library of already-read literature over 25 years of business. The shop's towering shelves runneth over with fiction, non-fiction, and children's texts that change constantly thanks to a revolving door of book buyers and traders. A sea of mass-market paperbacks ($1–$5) sits alongside its trade-size softcover brethren ($3–$7), differentiated only by the latter's thicker-print pages and increased likelihood of containing old candy caches. For more permanent perusing, hardcovers fill hands and bookshelves with a nonmalleable flair ($10 on average).
Twice Told Tales also stocks a spread of readers' lifestyle accessories, including book covers, book lights, and bookmarks. A knowledgeable crew of bibliophiles runs the shop and is on hand to answer visitors' questions or to ruin The Odyssey's spooky twist ending.
Twice Told Tales
Beyond Twice Told Tales’ glass door, the faint, musty scent of yellowed pages dog-eared from years of careful reading wafts through the noses and alerts the brain of impending knowledge or story immersion. Thousands of used books line the shelves, their spines declaring the titles of the mystery, science fiction, horror, and drama their stories chronicle. As used titles arrive daily, it’s not uncommon for stacks of books to pile high on the floors. The racks looming over these text mountains display a collection of audiobooks—books that can play MP3 files—and reading accessories such as lights and book covers. Besides fiction, reference materials such as CliffsNotes and informative nonfiction books also contribute to the mass of reading material tucked away in every nook and cranny of Twice Told Tales’ shop.
8648 Hwy. 6 N
Houston, Texas 77095