05/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Westsider Books is the bookstore on Broadway that always has shelves of dollar books out front, along with some stacks of inexpensive used CDs and VHS movies. After finding a few great things out front and paying for them right inside the door, I finally took the time to look around the rest of the store. It's a small store and somewhat cramped, with bookshelves going up to the ceilings. I don't think I'd be able to find anything there if I didn't know what I was looking for, but I happened to find some things I had been looking to buy, in great condition for half the original price or less. If you're in a hurry, you should just take a look at the dollar shelves, but if you have more time, it's worth it to take a look around inside.
This place is loaded with tons of old and used books. You will be pleasently surprised to find all these random titles. Old manuscripts, first editions, author notes. Its amazing. The prices are excellent and you can find tons of expensive books for cheap. Sometimes you have to pick an older version, but its still a steal of a deal. Its a bit of search to find what you?re looking for....but they have it all.
Could it be better? It is a gem - lots of books packed into a small space. As to their buying your books, cds, DVDs - they give you a fair price. After all, they do have to make money.