Years buying & selling
Used, Rare & Scarce books in real time...
Hardcover and Softcover / paperback
Over 90,000 Books
New Stock On Hand
WE BUY BOOKS & LIBRARIES SELECTIVELY. - House Calls Made. - We purchase quality classic books from multiple genres (Hardcover and Paperback, Modern, Fine Binding, Scarce, Rare and general interest). We travel regularly around the State of Michigan purchasing books. Other Midwest cities are not out of reach to purchase quality stock. A quality book is a resalable book (hardback or paperback) to which must be factored in author, title, topic, demand, edition, and especially important is CONDITION. Bookshop Pics Below
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR - WHEN HAULING BOOKS TO US - IT IS ADVISABLE TO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL TO INSURE A BUYER IS IN.
1940's Above, 21st Century Below
for MECOSTA BOOK GALLERY / WIZARDS BOOKSHELF
180 W. Main
|WHY WEEKENDS ONLY?
Why Weekends Only? After over 35 years buying and selling Used and Out of Print books in REAL-TIME, we find the need to take extra time for reading, writing, arithmetic, correspondence, home repair and other endeavors. Also, important non-profit duties beckon as well, which include two print quarterly publications. When we are not driving around the state buying GOOD BOOKS by appointment (which we are every week), caring for and feeding a neutered feral cat colony, gardening or reading, we will occasionally be open during the week by chance, and also by appointment; more-so during warmer months; Call or Email or Facebook message us to see if we are open on a weekday – we will do our best to reply as quickly as possible. Our business phone does not accept text-messages.
IF, as the 21st Century progresses, some younger bodies desire to take up the Sacrifice of REAL-TIME bookselling - which action impacts a community mentally and physically and metaphysically - then, possibly the hours will expand again. Sacrifice is mandatory concerning real-time bookselling. RTBS is not at all the same as modern-day on-line enterprise (although one could incorporate Internet sales heavier than we have; heck, one could even use scanner software - we do not). The weekend traffic here in the stacks is very busy; as busy as when we were open longer hours. Go figure. See you on the weekends and sometimes in-between!
For anyone wishing to build on our inventory and customer flow or just take over the building, the bookshop and/or real estate is always up for sale (1877 structure - dry wood is good for books), personal apartment upstairs. We are next door to a busy Party Store (Pizza, Beer, Subs etc.) - and a superb modern public library facility, a Post Office across the Street, two Gas Stations with stores, a Hardware on Main Street, Auto Repair and a barbershop. Mecosta is also home to the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal. Main Street Mecosta is busy Michigan Route M-20 between TWO College Towns (Ferris and Central Michigan University) and we are protected by a liberal Village of Mecosta Government who will allow just about any business not related to livestock, and they even shovel the sidewalk snow. If someone purchased the building, we will find a larger space – we need a larger space - and we would make it work. One could purchase all or half the Inventory and take it away too (or kick us out with half) – easy to split anything 50/50 (But that is another story).Back to Top
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(K.H., MAHATMA LETTERS #59, 1883)