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Basically Books - 3 Reviews - 212 Edgewood Rd NW, Cedar Rapids, IA - Books Reviews - Phone (319) 396-8420

Basically Books

212 Edgewood Rd NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 396-8420
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I love this store. I live about 2 hrs. away and make the trip about 2 times a year. I can always find books I've been searching for and I can trade in my old books for store cre...


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Basically Books 4/2/2006

I have always wanted to own my own bookstore. I think it would be a dream come true to be surrounded by books on a daily basis. I like used books because for a cheaper price, you can get a great read. Unless a book is out of this world, I only read it once, so paying a little less for it is worth it. Plus after it's read, what's the point of holding on to it? A friend told me about a store called Basically Books. All paperbacks are 50% off the cover price. You can turn in previously read books for 25% credit. If you build up enough credit you can get books almost free. They do charge a $.50 fee for each book because they have to make money somehow, but next to the library, I don't know anywhere you can get a book that cheap. I like their selection as they have always had every book I've gone in for. They do have new releases in hard cover and those you only get 20% discount on and you can't use credit, but it's still a great deal. I have gotten books in great shape there, almost brand new for 50% off the cover price. A hint: if there is more than one copy of a book, check the prices because sometimes a book will be printed more than once and will have different prices. I always check each copy and the older ones are sometimes cheaper. more

Shop Here for Used Books 7/19/2005

This used bookstore is small, but they pack a lot into that small space. They mainly carry paperback books and a minimal number of hardcovers (mainly new releases). They will give you credit on books that you bring in and you can apply that credit to your purchases. They carry mainly fiction books and have some children's picture books. Their selection of science fiction and fantasy books is far better than what you would typically find in a bookstore of this size. more
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Cedar Hills