|The Book Exchange|
Valley's largest used bookstore with over 50,000 titles in stock
We've been buying, trading, and selling books for over 42 years
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|90 N Pioneer Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Open Every Day 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
We buy books every day between
10:00 and 4:30
"A house without books is like a room without windows." --Samuel Butler
|Used Books For All Ages and Interests|
Routine update 04-13-14
The Ashland Book Exchange began 43 years ago in 1980 as Edna’s Book Exchange. It was one of many used bookstores in a community where used bookstores as well as new ones thrive to this day. Edna created a very loyal customer base, many who still think of the Book Exchange as “Edna’s.”
In 1980 Edna decided to retire and sold the Book Exchange to Cindy Munroe. Under Cindy’s guidance the Book Exchange grew to become one of the more successful used book stores in Ashland as well as the Rogue Valley. Through careful planning and use of space she was able to fit an amazing number of used books into a relatively small space.
With the book store’s success and Standing Stone’s need to expand, Cindy began looking for a larger space that she found in the fall of 2010. The book store moved to it’s current location at 90 North Pioneer and expanded to half again its previous size. It took a month to move book cases, build new ones, and move all of the used books to the new location. The bookstore opened Thanksgiving week, 2010.
In its new location the Ashland Book Exchanged has become one of the valley’s largest book stores and most certainly with over 55,000 volumes, the largest used book store in Ashland and the valley.
The Ashland Book Exchange stocks used books of all genres. Many of the books are in like new condition and many of these “used” books are very recent publications, often-best sellers. The Book Exchange also carries a selection of rare books and vintage books.
An additional advantage of the Book Exhange’s new location is its proximity to the free city parking in the lot on the corner of Lithia and Pioneer. This lot offers free parking for four hours. The bookstore is located between this public parking lot and the Oregon Shakespeare theaters making it easy to stop by before or after a performance to shop. We are happy to hold purchases while customers attend a play.