I love books. Since I love books, it makes perfect sense that I would adore bookstores. With this in mind, I thought it was high time I became familiar with the bookstores in my area and the bookstores I find in places where I may travel.
If you want to look at my first post that highlights five fun bookstores, I found online, click HERE
Mikes Used Books
“Mikes Used Books” is a place I have wanted to visit since before Covid. Last week, I was running some errands, and I decided to plug Mikes into my GPS and head to the store.
Looking over their site, I see they were established in 2003 where “Mr. Mike’s has been offering high-quality used books at excellent prices.”
There were a ton of books at Mikes. They are divided into categories and authors, so you can easily find what they have. I was able to find some books on my Goodreads TBR, and I found books for Maggie and Caleb.
As I was looking at the books, I would consult my GoodReads app to see what the reviews had to say and check if they were already on my TBR.
“Ask Again, Yes” was on my TBR.
$22.82 on Amazon
$4.99 at Mikes and in perfect condition.
I picked this one out for Maggie. It is a sweet book
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon.
$15.99 on Amazon
$0.99 at Mike’s
I saw this Dog Man Book and got excited because II know Caleb loves these books. They had several. I called Caleb, and he said he had the entire collection minus one. Guess what I found it!
Amazon Price $9.00
Mike’s Price $4.99
Another one on my TBR
“I Let You Go”
Amazon Price $16.00
Mike’s Price $3.99
I saw one that I loved Falling, by TJ Newman. I bought it on sale on Amazon for $13.30. I did not see the actual price at Mike’s, but I bet it was better than what I paid. This is a relatively new book, so I was surprised to see it in a used bookstore.
Here is what they say about their pricing…
Over 99% of our books are priced at half of the original publisher’s price OR LESS!
Regular paperbacks are priced at half the original publisher’s price (with a $0.99 minimum).
Large paperbacks and hardcover books are generally priced in the $3-5 range. A few are higher or lower.
Here is my receipt…
This used book store in Cary is found in a strip mall, so the parking is easy.
Mr. Mike’s Used Books
6440 Tryon Rd
Cary, NC 27518
I enjoyed visiting Mike’s Bookstore, and I hope to return very soon.
Happy Reading, Everyone!