The Book Dispensary


Want to Save 70% On All Your Book Purchases?

Want to Get Out and Spend Quality Time with Quality Books and Quality People Like Yourself?

Then Come See Us Right Now and FOR A LIMITED TIME Get a Free $50.00 Store Wide Trade Credit! Just Click Here For Free Credit Code! 

Thank You For Voting Us Best of Columbia Again This Year!

Find Out All Our Special & Unique Services Below:
  • All Paperbacks are 40% Off their Original List Price Every Day and When You Trade In Yours, They're 70% Off!
  • Our Hardbacks are Bargain-priced Every Day, our Collectible/Rare Books are Priced at Fair Market and When You Trade In Yours, They're 50% Off!
  • For Our Hours of Operation and For Directions and a Map to Our Store:  Click Here 
  • Join Our E-mailing List and Receive Coupons, Special Offers and Much Interesting Information About Books and Reading: Click Here

We Are Open On Sundays Noon to 6 PM

Come Spend a Leisurely Sunday Afternoon with Us Browsing Thousands of Fine Books

Monday - Saturday we are open 10 AM to 6 PM

We are only closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Phone us at 803-798-4739   Email us at

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710 - C Gracern Road; Columbia, SC 29210   click for directions 

Columbia's Oldest Book Store

Thank You for Shopping with us for 39+ years!


Special Events

Join Us For Markdown Mondays...
 All clearance Hardback Books are an
 additional 1/2 off the lowest marked price!
Tuesdays are Senior Citizens Appreciation Day
10% Off Your Total Hardback Purchase -- Plus, For Every 3 Paperbacks You Get A 4th Free
Plus, Markdown Mondays Last All The Way Through Tuesday for YOU!



What Our Customers Say About Us
"Very friendly staff and the book selection is always changing--fun place to shop"  JW

"Best place in Columbia to browse--you'll never know what treasures you might find among the stacks!" MJ


"Fantastic shop and a great deal! Friendly service." MW

"Very cool space and incredible prices. I got a TON of books and was very happy." MS

"This is a great little treasure of a bookstore!" SM

"I love this place!!! They are always very helpful and friendly!" SJ

"Great place to shop. Terrific service and knowledgeable staff" SW

"Columbia, do all you can to keep this great book store. If this store closes like some many others, Columbia will take a big step down!" MB

Store Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM Monday-Saturday
Sundays Noon to 6 PM
We are only closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day
710-C Gracern Rd; Columbia, SC 29210
Great Books, Great Prices, Great People!
Special & Unique Books & Maps, Inc. d/b/a The Book Dispensary
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