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: for $10, you get $20 worth of gently used books at Used Book Superstore. Choose from the following locations: Burlington, Danvers, or Saugus in Massachusetts or Nashua or Salem in New Hampshire.
Every day, bestseller buffs stock Used Book Superstore’s five literary labyrinths, each containing more than 100,000 gently used books ranging from classic tales to contemporary thrillers. Hardcover tomes ($2.99+) spin dramatic sagas, such as the tangled web of love, lies, and flaming hoops that pervades Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, a snapshot of circus companies past. Paperback editions ($1.99+) fit easily in backpacks or beehive hairdos as readers devour Diary of a Wimpy Kid and its wealth of middle-school woes. Meticulously arranged shelves enable easy navigation to find today’s hottest novels, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, or an extensive collection of CDs, DVDs, and audio books. Or shoppers can browse texts tailored to youngsters ($1.29+ for children’s books) at one of five locations, where selections and prices vary slightly. The store’s partnership with nonprofit RARA helps raise awareness of issues affecting the developmentally delayed, with donations made regularly to local schools.
Used Book Superstore
Well-lit and painstakingly organized, Used Book Superstores upend images of the precariously balanced stacks and dusty hardcovers most people associate with used book stores. More than 100,000 new and gently used books—from current bestsellers to staples of the literary world—sprawl across the two locations in the Massachusetts region. As bookworms hunker down with hardcovers, paperbacks, and children's books, neglected friends can peruse the store's voluminous selection of music, DVDs, and toys, all of which sell for a fraction of their original cost.