The rise of big box retailers resulted in the loss of many small independent shops, including bookstores. Second-hand bookstores, however, are still thriving, especially in Kansas City, Missouri.
5 Best Kansas City Book Sales
Whether you’re looking for an obscure religious text or just a great mystery novel, you’ll find it—and more—in Kansas City. Here are five of the best booksales and bookstores.
Hosted by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library, this book sale will offer hundreds of items (most priced at $3 or less), including books, DVDs, and CDs highlighting the arts.
Be fair to customers, promote literacy, and be good to the environment … with a mission statement like that it’s no surprise that this chain has more than 120 location s across the county, including this on in Kansas City.
Willa Robinson developed a love of books at a very early age—and began collecting them. She began selling books in 1994 and now specializes in used and rare African American books. You’ll find a large collection of books on African American history, vintage magazines, and vintage blues and Jazz music.
This store calls itself a “warehouse for the mind” and offers gently used books, as well as DVDs, CDs vinyl—and organic coffee.
This shop specializes in used religious books, including out-of-print and vintage theology texts. But you’ll also find a huge collection of books covering just about every imaginable subject matter.
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