Despite the name of the place, the books aren't truly at that much of a discount price. So I would categorize this store under the heading of false advertising. If you're looking for mainstream books (the ones on the NY Times bestseller lists) or textbooks, this isn't the place. However, if you're looking for books that are years old, but were once popular, this is definitely a good place. For instance, I was able to get a nice used copy of Jewel's book of poetry--A Night Without Armor--for like 5 bucks, a dramatic difference from the actual cover prices. It only had slight shelf wear too...great deal!