For those who love to read, there are large stores that offer a variety of used and discounted books.
Here is a list of stores in the Onslow area that carry a wide variety of books.
2nd and Charles
2nd and Charles in Jacksonville is located at 1250 Western Blvd., and is one of only four locations in North Carolina.
According to them Facebook page and website, 2nd and Charles buy and sell used books, comics, collectibles / action figures, toys, music (including vinyls), movies, video games, gaming systems, audiobooks and more.
“One of the things that I think makes us superior,” said General Manager Marie Weaver, “is that we have used products in great condition, so you can buy them for a lower price. at retail price. This makes it a bit more handy for the pockets. This allows parents to stretch their dollar a little further. “
2e et Charles is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit 2ndandcharles.com, or dial 910-938-7489.
Book End Bookstore
The Book End bookstore is located at 119 N. Marine Blvd. in Jacksonville. According to them Facebook page, it’s a neighborhood bookstore with a variety of like-new books.
“I’ve been in this building since 1986, so I know my books,” said store manager James Kent.
He also said he currently has a few old Christmas books that are hard to find for those looking for something else to finish under the tree.
The Book End bookstore is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call 910-347-7778.
Finders Keepers Thrift Store in Jacksonville is located at 1241 Hargett St.
Finders Keepers, according to Onslow Women’s Center website, “supports the Onslow Women’s Center Safe House and other services the agency provides by selling donated merchandise.”
Some of these products include books.
Finders Keepers is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit onslowwc.org, or dial 910-346-1611.
Goodwill in Jacksonville is located at 1113 Western Blvd.
Although their book section is smaller, you can find hidden treasures. Paperbacks cost less than $ 1 and hardcover books cost less than $ 2.
For more information visit goodwill.org, or dial 910-455-2025.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is located at 1126 Henderson Drive in Jacksonville and, according to their website, is “one of America’s largest retailers of liquidation and excess inventory.”
Ollie’s has a large book section, with everything from children’s books to novels to self-help books. Many of the books are new and often by popular authors. Prices for hardcover books average $ 4 to $ 5.
Ollie’s is open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information visit ollies.us, or dial 910-939-5296.
Richlands Department of Community Outreach Thrift Store
Richlands Community Outreach Ministry Thrift Store is located at 8701 Richlands Highway in Richlands.
According to them Facebook page, one person’s excess is another’s treasure. So, visit the store and browse their books and other items.
For more information visit richlandsumc.org, or dial 910-324-6586.
There are three Salvation Army locations in Jacksonville: 403 Center St., 535 Bell Fork Road, and 204 Wilmington Highway.
The Salvation Army has a small but powerful section of books with many hidden gems.
Prices are $ 0.49 for paperback, $ 0.99 for hardcover, and $ 0.29 for children’s books, unless otherwise noted.
For more information visit salutarmycarolinas.org, or call 910-577-5060 for Center Street, 910-378-7841 for Bell Fork Road, and 910-378-7188 for Wilmington Highway.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble in Jacksonville is located at 308 Jacksonville Mall on Western Boulevard.
Although Barnes and Noble does not sell used books, they have a wide variety of new and old titles, and often buy one, get a 50% discount, as well as clearance tables.
Barnes and Noble is open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information visit barnesandnoble.com, or dial 910-577-0120.
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