Best Used Bookstore Phoenix 2011 - Half Price Books and Records
Our bookshelves were already groaning when we happened upon this well-lit, well-organized place, which offers new and used books, CDs, DVDs, and record albums for next-to-nothing prices. Recent bestsellers share space with grand titles you missed a few years ago, all neatly arranged by category and alphabetically by author. Our search for those few missing Anne Tyler hardcovers is over, thanks to the simply titled Used Books and Records, run by a friendly staff who appears to love books as much as we do. One of them pointed us to the rare and collectible aisle, where we scored a first edition Bobbsey Twins and an ancient biography of Thomas Hardy that smells like an old library — love it! Lately, we run straight for this stunning Camelback Road shop every payday, much to the chagrin of our poor, over-taxed bookshelves.