Shop for secondhand books at reasonable prices at Nine Lives Books. Feel free to browse the shelves and take a seat on one of several cozy chairs to go over your selections before you walk up to the register. If you have gently used books, bring them in to sell and use the money towards an exciting new literary adventure. Their collection spans the most popular genres, so you're likely to find something you can't live without.
It's hard to miss this San Antonio landmark, as the 30-by-60-foot American flag that gracing the front of the building is an eye-catching sight. This family-owned shop has been making flags for businesses and individuals since 1958, offering everything from banners for theme parks to the flag that flies in front of the Alamo. The store has a huge selection of flags in stock, and custom orders are available in any size and in several fabric styles. Don't miss the historical flag collection. Flags from throughout Texas' and America's history are available at reasonable prices, and you will also find replica flags for sale should you be on a tighter budget. The store carries world flags and banners for schools and religious use as well.
The books in the Book Cellar may be well-worn library books, but there is no better place to find a large, inexpensive selection of reference and fiction books. How inexpensive? Most hardbound books are a dollar. Paperbacks range from a quarter to fifty cents. Even the premium books are reasonably priced. The store also stocks magazines, comics, videos and records, all at very low prices. All profits benefit the Friends of the San Antonio Library Foundation and are used to provide books and services to the public.
Come weekend, its time for grocery shopping. And what better place to shop than the Pearl Farmers Market! This quaint market hosts a number of vendors selling farm-fresh local produce from choicest vegetables and fruits to cheese, poultry, meat, olive o0il and a plethora of other kitchen supplies. The down-to-earth prices and friendly farmers add to the fun of shopping.
Simply described, Half-Price Books sells hardbacks, paperbacks, glossy magazines, vinyl LPs, circular CDs, tapes, videos and even software. It also pays cash for these same items. The inventory hasn't yet made it into a computer database, so you'll have to "hunt and pick," but then again, that's half the fun. The store's unhurried atmosphere makes it a great place to while away a Sunday afternoon or even a lunch hour. But as you meander through the aisles, keep an eye out for the store's mascot a very white, very fat and very contented cat named Sebastian.
This groovy little bookstore in Alamo Heights buys and sells books, magazines, CDs, LPs, tapes, videos and software. Everything is sold for at least half off the list price and the sale items practically define the word "bargain." The store has three other locations, but this one has a particularly nice selection of magazines. Not to be outdone by Borders or Barnes and Noble, Half-Price Books offers seating (the floor), background music (the latest CD they purchased) and free coffee. They also work with anti-illiteracy groups, sponsor a children's summer reading program and offer a home decorating program called "Books by the Yard."
Almost hidden behind a Wendy's fast-food restaurant, this gem of a bookstore is packed with an eclectic array of books, with something to delight everyone. As it specializes in used, rare and hard-to-find editions, the most avid bibliophile could spend hours wandering among the stacks. And that's fine, since lingering is never discouraged—it could take that long just to mentally absorb the inventory!
CD Exchange is the place to go for anything and everything related to records and CDs. If you're looking to buy used or new CDs or to sell your own CDs, this shop has the help and the knowledge you need. The various locations around town provide ample opportunity for you to peruse and listen to your favorite music as well as listen to local or lesser-known artists, all before shelling out your money.