Yes, we are open for in-store shopping!

A properly worn mask is required while inside the store. We can assist you at the inside door if you
are unable to wear a mask. If you’re feeling ill, please visit when you feel better. Private browsing appointments are still available at select times.

About Us

The Book Shoppe, Inc. is a new & used book store, but it’s also a place for people in Boone and the surrounding areas to come in, browse, purchase and talk books in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring us your used books in exchange for store credit. Need a book suggestion? We’re happy to recommend a title and help you find it.  If we don’t happen to have what you’re looking for, we can order practically any new or used title.  We also have one of the largest selections of jigsaw puzzles in the area!

Much of our stock of 45,000+ books is used, but we also have hundreds of new books, kids activity sets, literary socks, games &  puzzles.  We carry puzzles from 4 pieces to 3000 of various brands: Ravensburger, White Mountain, Sunsout, Pomegranate, Springbok, Masterpieces, Cobble Hill, Puzzles That Rock, Oodles and Buffalo Games. For the young there are new and used books,  Usborne books and Melissa & Doug educational toys & activities.  Check out our games, “diamond” painting kits, paint-by-number kits, Leanin’ Tree greeting cards, Iowa postcards, and other book-related items. We offer a book search service for hard to find titles, pre-orders for upcoming releases, gift certificates and special discounts for classroom books.

Our Story

To Susan, the owner of The Book Shoppe Inc. which opened on July 15, 2008, books have been a constant companion since she was a toddler. Starting a book store seemed to logically follow.  The Book Shoppe, Inc.  remained a dream (in the planning stages) for ten years, including the two years it took to find just the right spot. When she finally found the location in Boone, Susan knew it was perfect:  a small town with a good library, a nice downtown and, of course, it had the right building… on Story Street. Over the years The Book Shoppe, Inc. has added sidelines including puzzles, games and art “kits”.

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