While it’s becoming increasingly convenient to grab a book on your E-reader, there’s something special about curling up in your favorite spot with a book in your hands. If you’re ready to wander around a quiet bookstore searching for your next great read, head to one of the five best bookstores in the Treasure Valley. With social distancing the buzz word of the day, nothing makes it easier than taking a stockpile of books home with you! Check out these local businesses while you can!
This independent bookstore is in Downtown Boise, and it has recently expanded. Bruce and Laura DeLaney opened the bookstore in the fall of 2006 to give people a place where they could enjoy pleasant conversations while searching for great books. Today, it is considered the city’s community bookstore. Stop by Rediscovered Books for author events and when you need help choosing a wonderful book to read. Rediscovered Books supplies books to many of the area’s school libraries and works to get books to children throughout the state.
Offering affordable prices and a community environment, Once and Future Books is one of the best bookstores in the area. If you’re not sure what kind of book to get, the store’s staff will help guide you toward one that you’re sure to like. If you have too many books taking up space in your home, bring the ones that you’re done with to Once and Future Books for credit. The store donates the books it can’t use to the local library.
Bent Corners Used Books is a great Treasure Valley bookstore. The store has been around since 2005, and its inventory just keeps getting bigger and better. When you walk inside, you’ll notice that the store offers you a quiet, relaxing environment that is fresh and clean smelling. There are seating areas available if you’re the kind of book shopper who wants to read a chapter or two before investing in a book. The staff is friendly, and they know a thing or two about great books.
If reading is your thing, then you’ll want to stop by Bargain Books in Treasure Valley. This bookstore sells used books at affordable prices. When you step into the store, you’ll receive a warm welcome from Daisy. She is a boxer dog who loves recommending books about kittens or romance. The store’s goal is to keep books in your hands and out of the landfill. According to Bargain Books, each book offers value regardless of what it’s about or who wrote it.
Located inside the Boise Public Library, Tree City Books offers new and used books. The store has a great selection, and it’s open year-round. At Tree City Books, you can get collectible books, movies and audio tapes. The store restocks frequently, and your purchases benefit the library.