Jerichos Books in Tyler Texas

by admin on March 11, 2010

in Book Stores

Jericho’s Books

Southeast Crossing Center Suite 135
Troup Hwy
Tyler 75701
903 533 1900

Jericho’s is a used book store with plenty of character. It is quite a find for book lovers and collectors.

The shop goes back and back with bookshelves from floor to ceiling packed with books clearly labeled in sections. All are sold at half of the price on the cover, many are significantly less. There are mysteries, household, travel books, Christian books, poetry, a vintage section and a huge section on American history to name just a few. I was a little disappointed with the kids selection but you can’t have everything.

Jerihos doesn’t just sell books. They have videos (at $1 each) DVDs, board games, vinyl records, audio books, comics CDs and posters all at bargain prices. They also promise to try and find any item that you are looking for through online searches. They will review almost anything for purchase – not just books and music or movies, they love anything collectible, but they will take a few days to look at anything you want to sell. Oh and if it’s not a book – it has to be ‘cool’ for them to trade with you!

On opening the door to the shop, my son said instantly – ‘Ooh it smells nice in here’ – he’s a book lover as you can see. I glanced at the 25 cent books as I walked in – mainly romances this week which wasn’t of much interest to me, but who knows what will be on sale next week – they always have specially discounted items of various genres which change frequently.

To the left of the shop door are 2 armchairs in front of a little fire (the only fake thing in the shop!) and you can help yourself to some free coffee and sit and look through a book or a recent magazine at your leisure. I hope you are getting the picture of this shop – it is a business that is LOVINGLY run by people who clearly love books and their readers! They even run special events like Scavenger hunts, murder mysteries, writing contests, music and parties for their patrons.

I imagine Jericho’s has quite a cult following, if you like books, check it out!

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