Persnickety Books is located in downtown Burlington on West Davis Street just half a block down from the famous Zack's Hotdogs. We have an ever growing selection of books including fiction, popular authors, mystery, thrillers, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, history, biography, children's, YA, and more. Check out our hours here.
Take advantage of our generous trade-in program. Bring us your gently used books and trade them in for store credit.
WE LOVE TEACHERS!
Educators! Be sure to ask about our teacher discount when you come into the store.
New titles added every day!
Our book sourcers work hard to find great deals on used books so you'll find something new to you on our shelves each time you visit. Our little downtown shop is staffed with people ready to help you find the book treasures you seek in two floors jam-packed with books - most priced $4 and under.
There are currently two ways to get free used books in Burlington at Persnickety Books.
FIRST ONE IS ON US
Whether you shop for used books in Burlington, used books in Durham or used books in Elon Persnickety Books is here for you. Sign up to receive email updates and special offers and we'll give you a coupon for a free book.
Volunteers make it possible for us to donate a book back into the community for every book sold. Volunteer your time and earn free books.
Click the VOLUNTEER link in the navigation menu at the top or bottom of any page.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IS ON HOLD FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP AND WE'LL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU AFTER THE NEW YEAR.