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Second Chance Books - 25 Reviews - 1821 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC - Books Reviews - Phone (919) 677-0070

Second Chance Books

1821 N Harrison Ave (at Harrison Oaks Boulevard)
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-0070
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Books , Used Bookstores


Second Chance Books - Cary, NC
Second Chance Books - Cary, NC


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I was happy with the price they paid for used books as well as the price they sell books for. Good selection.



I really really love books, so of course I was really excited to go check out this used book store that had received such great reviews. A lot of people said the owner was very f...

A great place to... 12/30/2005

buy and sell used books. You can bring in read books either for a credit towards books in the store or cash. The store is clean and neat and the gal who runs it is very helpful and pleasant. My grandson was looking for a certain book collection and she had a few and held them for him. It is located in a strip mall that has a Sam's Warehouse. more

Great bookstore 12/27/2005

I happened upon this bookstore while driving around and killing time before I had to pick someone up from the airport. It's in a shopping plaza with a Sam's Club or one of those warehouse clubs. It's about 1/4 the size of Borders bookstores, but has so many interesting and current books at a fraction of the price. I will bet that it's hard for people to walk in and leave without anything. I like the place. It also was not grungy and messy like some other used book stores are. more

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Comfy 9/15/2005

This tiny bookstore packs in a seemingly impossible amount of books and has the cozy atmosphere that the big bookstore chains always seem to aim for... more

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Fun bookstore 8/21/2005

2nd chance bookstoe is a fantastic used bookstore. It is full of great books, in excellent condition on almost any topic your heart could desire. The store is organized pretty well and is easy to navigate and try to find what you are looking for. A wonderful first stop in any quest for a used book more

good place 8/19/2005

I fell in love with this store the first time I stepped through the door. I have always found what I was looking for and have had great suggestions from Mindy when I wasn't looking for anything in particular. Atmosphere is wonderful, staff is wonderful and knowledgable. It's also a great store I can go into with my three year old! He actually asks to go to 2nd Chance! They have a wonderful kids section! Very Highly recommended! more

2nd Chance - Small, independent, decent prices 7/8/2005

Second Chance Books is located in the Sam’s Club area off North Harrison Ave in Cary. It was one of the first used bookstores in North Cary. The owner is very sweet. There is a large selection of books, although the store is quite small and can sometimes feel a bit claustrophobia-inducing. Everything is very neat and organized. The prices are comparable to other used bookstores in the area. They accept books for cash or trade credit. Unlike a lot of the other bookstores in the area, only 50% trade can be applied to a purchase instead of just being able to buy a book on trade credit alone. They also have a little out-business at the fairgrounds inside one of the buildings, in case you need something they don’t have there in the store. The only problem I’ve run into is that sometimes when the owner isn’t working herself, the employees don’t want to purchase your books on the spot for fear of making some kind of mistake. Usually they ask you to leave your books and come back in a day or two, which can be a hassle if you don’t live close. more
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  • This quaint bookstore features previously owned books, books-on-tape, videos and DVDs marked at least half off the cover price.

  • 3/8/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Tue, Fri 10am-6pm Wed-Thu 10am-7pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12pm-5pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa