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Books Do Furnish a Room


1809 W Markham Ave
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-1076
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Books Do Furnish a Room

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Photo of Lade Jade Lade Jade
Jun 15, 2019 1

My friend and I went on 06/15/19. Thebold white guy behind the counter did'nt even acknowledge is.We found some old science fiction story magazines on a table near the front of the store. One or two of the books had orange stickers with .50 cent on them and some of the books were not clearly priced. We grabbed about six of them and headed to desk to pay. The guy immediately claimed that he had not had time to go through the books to price them but claimed he probably would have priced them at $2 bucks each. My friend offered to give him $10 in cash for all six it was all the cash she had in her pocket. The guy gets smart mouthed and goes no you can give me $12. First off you dont have books out for customers to look through if your not ready to sell them, second if customers come in ready to buy books you haven't even cataloged Sell them!! The store is not charming as others have posted, there are boxes everywhere and the space looks unkempt. It feels more like a hoarders hobby space then a legit space that looks to sell books, comics, miscellaneous music. Overpriced items and a bad attitude from the staff, Durham has several vintage book shops that cleaner with friendly staff, by pass this spot.

Photo of James Northcutt James Northcutt
May 2, 2019 5

Besides the wide selection of used books, there is a nicely curated collection of new comics. A lot of good comic classics, and fun issues of science fiction magazines like Analog and Asimov's.

Photo of Diana Carranza Diana Carranza
Dec 31, 2018 5

I stumbled upon this place on New Year's Eve to search for books on Ancient Egypt. I found plenty of nice books and purchased them. It was quiet and has a very cozy and nostalgic feel to it. I would recommend this place and will return!

Photo of Ramona K Ramona K
Apr 5, 2019 5

Smells delightful! Lots of books. Also carries VDs and DVDs. Exactly what you expect in a used bookstore.

Photo of Benjamin Williams Benjamin Williams
Nov 20, 2018 5

Cozy and full of interesting volumes, well worth a browse and close to 9th Street for refreshments.