“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”

– George R.R. Martin

Reading room

We provide a room for social gatherings, private events, or for individuals to just sit down and have a quiet place to read.

local author events

We regularly showcase local authors from the area. Authors can speak about their books, sign copies, and more.

previously loved

Many of our books have been previously loved by someone before you! This allows us to provide you with some amazing prices, and it’s good for the environment, too.

Our story

We are a small family-owned business that offers a cozy and friendly atmosphere that you can’t find in larger chain stores. It’s a place where you can slow down and enjoy a relaxing afternoon just browsing.

Tammy Dotson – Owner

As my father often said, “Life can throw you curved balls” and it certainly does. Faced with early retirement and an empty nest, I needed something fulfilling in my life. At about the same time, the previous owners decided to relocate to another area and posted the sale of the store on Facebook. Being a regular customer, I knew the potential that lay here. The timing was right, and I took a leap of faith. My lifelong love of reading was a natural fit for taking this path.

Inside Our Shop

Stop by and take a look around! We provide a family friendly atmosphere, and provide a large selection of books for any taste. If you’re looking for something in particular, feel free to give us a call. We’re always happy to provide you with any help we can.

Let's Chat

We are always available to answer any questions you may have during our regular business hours. Our staff is just a phone call or conversation away.

Visit Us

929 Mercer Street

Princeton, WV 24740


Store Hours

M-F: 10 AM - 6 PM

Sat.: 10 AM - 4 PM

Sun.: Closed