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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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Capri B. Apr 5, 2016
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I was really impressed at the selections and how organized such a huge store could be. I purchased 3 books at the price of $4.00,$6.00 and $1.00. I think... (more)
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George H. Aug 6, 2015
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I only come here for books as I'm not into gaming, but the selection is wide enough and diverse enough that I always leave with something. I've been on a... (more)
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Aaron B. Sep 24, 2014
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I have been to this business on a weekly, and I'm not kidding here, weekly basis. At least once a week. You never know what gem you will find at this... (more)

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