This place is great! You can trade your old paper back books and hard back books too and by doing it you can save a ton of money. There is just no place you can get books any less expensive than here. They have books in all categories and it seems like they are always new ones to select from. The staff is super helpful and friendly. I dive right by two other books stores to get here because I have not found any where in Columbia that even comes close to The Book Dispensary. They even have a web site (www.mybookdispensary.com) that tells all about their trading systems, how to find them easily, and all the other services they offer. Go here if you go anywhere. I’d even drive across town for the deal this place is every day.
514 Main StColumbia, SC 29208
This is just a great all around book store. It is a really attractive store, with a great selection in just about every area you could want. The Staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and really nice. The prices are almost too good to be true! Plus it’s the only store in Columbia I know of that let’s you trade in your old paperback and hardback books for store credit. Using store credit cuts you cost of reading down to nearly nothing. I don’t see any reason to go to any other books store in town. I drive from Blythewood to get my books here.
I went here on the recommendation of a friend to trade in some old paperbacks. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I walked out with quite a few Nora Roberts books I haven't read. I got a beautiful children's book for my grandson, too. A great selection, and well-organized.