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Katy Budget Books - 7 Reviews - 2450 Fry Rd, Houston, TX - Books Reviews - Phone (281) 578-7770

Katy Budget Books

2450 Fry Rd
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 578-7770
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Katy Budget Books - Houston, TX
Katy Budget Books - Houston, TX


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This bookstore has been around a good while, and deservedly so. The kids and I went for the Harry Potter parties and still trade books all the time there. The staff, some of who...


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I just wanted to follow up with a note on my previous review. It has been several years since I frequented this business and I and no longer attest to the quality or rating previously submitted. Unfortunately, Judy's Book will not allow me to delete or change my reviews so I am forced to add this notice. more

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Katy Budget Books:Our Favorite Independent Bookstore 7/28/2006 We have been shopping at Tamra Dore's Bookstore since 1983 when she first opened. The store used to be in a smaller building across the street on Fry Road. The new building is on Fry Road 1-2 blocks North of Saums/Frantz Road on the east side of the street. Katy Budget Books specializes in crediting you for your used, good condition paperbacks and hard bounds. You can then select other used paperback and hardbound books to purchase with your credit from used books. They also have a large selection of new books which are discounted. You also receive credit for each new book purchased and receive credit towards a free book after approx 10 books are purchased. All of these policies are explained by staff at the front desk. Our favorite family event is author book signings. My kids have really enjoyed visiting with famous authors face to face. The authors are very willing to sign books but also take the time to speak to your child one on one, something that would NOT happen at a chain bookstore book signing event. My son and daughter had a private conversation with one of their favorite authors 2 or 3 years ago that lasted almost 1/2 hour. They still talk about this event fondly as it has influenced their views of writing and authors. If you do not see the book you want or your child needs for school the book can be ordered for you and received within a few days. I don't know how many times we have called, had a book held and then raced over to pick up a required reading book for Katy Junior High, Katy High School and Katy Elementary. Tamra also coordinates Katy Junior High and Katy High School required reading book sales and other fund raising events for KISD schools. Tamra and her bookstore give back to Katy and KISD therefore I always see them first for our families reading needs. Katy Budget Books also does an active exchange program for books on tape. I have been disappointed to find the large Mall Booksellers do not have the books required for school. I can always count on Tamra to have them available at a moments notice. Remember to sign up for a free newsletter which notifies you of upcoming events, book sales, etc. Best of luck to a great cornerstone Katy business. more

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Katy Budget Books 12/31/2005

Always a bargain or more interestingly, a rare find! This store has a huge variety of books both new and used. I almost never walk out of here empty handed! Prices are great and the products are clean. You can get both paperbacks and hardbacks. Sometimes you can find things here that you can't find anywhere else. Take advantage of their trade in policy for extra savings. Their location is great with easy traffic and plenty of parking! Highly recommended! more

They have all you book needs! 9/20/2005

In desperate need, I was on a wild goose chase trying to locate a book for my daughter. It was on the required reading list for high school, so of course every book store around here was sold out. I decided to widen my search to include Katy. Glad I did! Not only did they have the book they had 7 copies!!! I had the clerk hold my copy by phone and drove over to pick up. Their new location is very nice and large. Right past Saums Rd. on Fry Rd. I have returned several times since my predicament and this book store has never failed to have what I need! more

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Great store 8/28/2005

We have been going to Katy Budget books for years and it only get better! The staff is so helpful and can answer almost any question you have about a book. You can buy and trade books there, which my kids love to do. We always feel very comfortable at KBB. I would defintely recommend someone giving it a try! more

An excellent place for new and used books! 8/17/2005

Katy Budget Books is similar to the half priced book stores located across the country. The main difference, is that they offer a book credit for all used books brought in! In most cases, used books are taken at half the cover price. Each customer has a file at the store, with a running tab of their accumulated book credit. Purchases of used books can be made with the book credit, with the customer only paying 10% of the used book credit. For example, if I used $24.50 in book credit, I would also pay $2.45. In addition to a huge selection of used books of all genres, Katy Budget Books also has a good selection of brand new books, and related gifts! All in all, it's a great location to shop at - particularly if you have a lot of books you no longer want, but wouldn't mind acquiring new reading material! more
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  • Sells new and used books in a wide selection of subjects. Online search for rare and out-of-print titles.

  • 12/10/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 09:00 AM To 08:00 PM Saturday From 09:00 AM To 07:00 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card