Used Bookshops

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Writing Advice
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Walking into a used bookshop means the books are cheap, the smells are free, and the words are plentiful. These bookshops offer their own unique take on how to market books to a hungry reading audience. Visiting one of these stores may mean a road trip adventure, but sometimes just finding a new used book is half the fun. Check out their displays today and support a local small business!

Baltimore/Towson Area

The Kelmscott Bookshop

34 W. 25th Street Baltimore MD 21218


Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday by appointment only



730 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204


Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10am–9pm, and Sunday from 11am–6pm


High Grounds Espresso and Books

3201 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224


Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 am-3pm; Sunday 8 am-noon


The Book Thing

3001 Vineyard Lane Baltimore, MD 21218


Hours: Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm


Normals Bookstore

425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

(410) 243-6888

Hours: Sunday-Friday 11am-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm


Pennsylvania Area (West Chester, Harrisburg, York, Pittsburgh)

Baldwin’s Book Barn

865 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA 19382


Hours: 10AM – 6PM Every Day


Midtown Scholar Bookstore

1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg PA 17102   


Hours: Mon-Thu, 8am-9pm.  Fri-Sat, 8am-10pm.  Sun, noon-7pm.


Irvin’s Used Bookstore

2159 White Street York, PA 17404


Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10 am – 6 pm; Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am – 4 pm; Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.


Caliban Books

410 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Monday-Saturday 11am-5:30pm*; Sunday 1pm-5:30pm *open most Thursdays until 8pm


The Big Idea Bookstore

4812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Hours: Wed. to Fri: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays


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