Book Sales in Kansas City

  • A young woman browses in a used bookstore, holding a book and a cup of coffee.
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.

Arts & Coffee Table Booksale

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.

Half Price Books Kansas City

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’s Books

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.

Prospero’s Books & Media

This store calls itself a “warehouse for the mind” and offers gently used books, as well as DVDs, CDs vinyl—and organic coffee.

Steel’s Used Books

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.

About StorageMart

If you find yourself running low on space to stash all your books, consider self storage as a possible solution. At StorageMart, all of our units can be rented on a month-to-month basis. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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