Charlotte's 4 best bookstores (that won't break the bank)

Charlotte's 4 best bookstores (that won't break the bank)
Julia's Café and Books | Photo: Lelia R./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best bookstores near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bookstores in Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Julia's Café and Books

Photo: leila r./Yelp

Topping the list is Julia's Café and Books. Located at 1133 N. Wendover Road, the bookstore, which offers coffee and tea and more, is the highest-rated cheap bookstore in Charlotte, boasting 4.5 stars out of 91 reviews on Yelp. 

Melissa R. noted, "Julia's Cafe is such a simple and cozy cafe that is filled with books, coffee, and pastries! I loved the second level seating overlooking the coffee shop."

2. Book Buyers

Photo: rachel c./Yelp

Next up is Plaza Midwood's Book Buyers, situated at 1306 The Plaza. With four stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp, the bookstore has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

Rachel F. noted, "I like this bookstore and love its cats. Deena, especially, as she greets everyone with a scratchy meow. I wish there was a little less hodge-podge with the stock and setup."

3. The Book Rack

Photo: bruce k./Yelp

The Book Rack, a bookstore, is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 19 Yelp reviews. Head over to 10110 Johnston Road to see for yourself. 

Curious to know more?

As to what the business is known for, "We've been selling books in Pineville since 1995," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "In 2010, we moved around the corner into a much bigger space, giving us room for even more books. Come and check out our lovely new space and wide selection!"

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