If you blink, you may miss the sign for the Used Book Store Exchange in Monticello, Indiana.
You could say it’s off the beaten track–it’s not only located behind a home, but it’s set inside what was once a garage.
Monticello, Indiana: Used Book Exchange
But don’t worry–you wouldn’t know it was a garage anymore. It’s a surprisingly welcome spot to nab grab books for a bargain. Now this place is packed with books. As you can see in the image below, it is not an exaggeration.
Packed on shelves…and shelves…and shelves, it’s so much fun to browse this impromptu Monticello bookstore. I thought I would have to drag hubs out of there. It’s just. That. Good.
The owner is a delightful lady. She’s got plenty to say and is so very much fun. It’s obvious that she just loves this Indiana bookstore of hers–and is quite the reader herself.
You’ll find loads of good stuff here. From Stephen King to Iris Johansen, Danielle Steele and John Grisham, there is something for everyone in your family.
No, really–she’s got quite a few classic titles (my personal faves in case you were wondering), popular titles, things you have never heard of, and children’s books! At a buck or less a book, well, it’s a steal!
Family helped Juanita M. get her start. They wanted to give her something to do to take her mind off of her grandson’s continual battle with cancer. So far–it’s worked. She is a people person who loves chatting with people and enjoys putting good books into the hands of the community…and beyond.
The friendly owner of the Used Book Exchange has only one goal: make just enough money each month to keep the power on.
Why don’t you help her out? There’s a lot here to love! Pop into this fantastic mom and pop bookstore in White County. Bring in your items to trade or buy something outright.
Either way–you won’t be able to leave empty-handed. So pop in, pull up a chair, and settle in for some good conversation–and a good read.
I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana. Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.
Used Book Store Exchange
2661 E 24 W
Monticello, Indiana 47960
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