The Book Dispensary


Voted Best of Columbia Again This Year

What some have said about us:
"Very friendly staff and the book selection is always changing--fun place to shop"
"Best place in Columbia to browse - you'll never know what treasures you might find among the stacks!"
"Fantastic shop and a great deal! Friendly service."
"very cool space and incredible prices. I got a TON of books and was very happy."
"This is a great little treasure of a bookstore!"
"I love this place!!! They are always very helpful and friendly!"
"Great place to shop. Terrific service and knowledgeable staff"

v All Paperbacks are 40% Off their Original List Price Every Day!

v Our Hardbacks are Bargain-priced Every Day, and our collectible and rare books are Competitively-priced Every Day!

v Take Advantage of Our Incredible Bargain Trading System


Click Here for details on Trading Paperback and Books-on-CD  

Click Here for details on Trading Hardback Books 

Click Here for Details on Our Search Service for Out-of-Print & Hard-to-Find Books 


We Are Now 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

Phone us at 803-798-4739   Email us at

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710 - C Gracern Road; Columbia, SC 29210

Columbia's Oldest Book Store

Thank You for Shopping with us for 38 years!


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!



Store Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM Monday-Saturday
Sundays Noon to 6 PM
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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