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Edward McKay Used Books & More - Raleigh

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Categories: Shopping & Retail, Book Stores
3514 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 12-6pm
(919) 790-9299
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In 1974, an ex-Army officer in Fayetteville who loved books and reading realized he couldn’t afford to establish a library, so he did the second-best thing— he started a used bookstore! From modest beginnings that included Canada Dry Ginger Ale crates, buildings originally designed to function as chicken coops, and a building that the founder put together himself, Edward McKay Used Books & More has grown to four stores across North Carolina.

Used books were our beginning and are still a big part of our stores, but we also buy, sell, and trade a wide variety of other merchandise, including CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, electronics like iPods and eReaders, textbooks, audiobooks, video games, gifts, and more. We’re open seven days a week to buy, sell, and trade.

Our Raleigh store has always been in the Capital Boulevard area but has moved a couple of times. Now it’s settled into its current location at 3514 Capital Boulevard, across from Chuck E. Cheese. It’s a big store with over 10,000 square feet! The Raleigh store only has a couple of windows up front, so when you first pull into the parking lot you won’t get an idea of the store’s size. But walk right in — you’ll see the huge variety of books, movies, music, audiobooks, gifts, electronics, video games, and even vinyl records!

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Elizabeth D. Jun 26, 2017
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I recently passed Edward McKay and noticed they were closed. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! (though I do feel bad for the employees that lost their jobs as... (more)
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Mario J. Apr 23, 2017
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Closed Permanently. Edward McKay Used Books & More, which has been a been a regular stop for many Raleigh book lovers for nearly two decades, shut down... (more)
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Hannah K. Mar 24, 2017
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I frequent Edward Mckay's sometimes weekly anymore. I've purchased tons of movies at ED McKays, never had any issues with them playing. Always fantastic... (more)

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