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Address: 12 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401-3305 (Formerly The Old Curiosity Book Shop)
Phone Number:
+1 931-548-2665
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Duck River Books is an independent book shop specializing in Used and New...

Duck River Books is an independent book shop specializing in Used and New books with over 40 categories including Local Authors, Civil War, Romance, Horror, History, Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Signed and Collectible books, Business, Finance, Religion, Politics, True Crime, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Folklore, Travel, Sports, Health, Fitness, Crafts, Hobbies and many more. We also have an extensive Children's section that your little ones will love. If there is a book, new, used or out of print that we do not currently have in stock, we can order it for you. We also carry bookends, bookmarks, literary memorabilia, and literary art by local artists. We are open Monday 10am - 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 8pm, and closed Sunday. Come visit us and find your next favorite book at Duck River Books.

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Love this little bookstore!

Always love to go in and look around in this little bookstore. They have a good variety and if ur looking for something in particular, they will order it for u. Love the upstairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chastity T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love to go in and look around in this little bookstore. They have a good variety and if ur looking for something in particular, they will order it for u. Love the upstairs, too. Nice place to sit and peruse.

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Thank Chastity T
Laurel, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

You have to start by talking about the front desk....it is constructed from books holding up the counter and is amazing. We entered the bookstore because of my love of books of all types and were not disappointed. It was highly organized - and the staff was great. I could not find a book that is hard to find....the front... More 

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Thank Matthew H
Columbia, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I always check here when I am looking for a specific book. If they don't have it, James and Heather will find you a copy. Lots of great local writers are featured and there are cool maps of the area. The displays are fantastic with old books serving as the base for the counter. Plenty of room to sit and... More 

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Thank gale m
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This bookstore is such a pleasure to visit - they have a wonderful selection of used books, and will order any new book you like. Their children's section is so charming, and they even carry the Choose Your Own Adventure books! If you're visiting during the holidays, you MUST see their Christmas tree made entirely out of books! They have... More 

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Thank Leanne A
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Love this store and the atmosphere. It is a genuine gem in downtown Columbia,Tennessee. Read a book and then to Puckett's for brunch or dinner.

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Thank jean f
Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This bookstore is located on the town square. Truly a book lover's dream. The Christmas tree is a decorated in "literary" style Notice the front counter......it's entirely made of books, all stacked in such a way as to support the counter! A sign reminds customers: "Please do not remove any books!" There is a children's section upstairs. Just follow the... More 

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Thank Hutzpoffer
Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a cute store, with lots of good selection! We really enjoyed this little shop and spent a good bit of time looking around, taking pictures (such good photo opportunities) and purchasing some books. I cannot wait to go back and take my daughter, who is a huge book lover (she likes the smell of old books...I dunno....) Definitely worth... More 

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Thank unwaveringfaith
Columbia, Tennessee
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Love going here. It's a little smaller than what you would expect, but the intimacy and novelty of the shop makes it a one of a kind! It's a local jewel!

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Thank jukho
Columbia, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Lots of books but love the decor, especially the children's books. Knowledgeable staff and extremely friendly.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Locally owned and run bookstore with lots of area history resources with a friendly and accommodating owner!

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