The Book Dispensary is a local, family owned business that began life December 2, 1975 in Columbia's St Andrews area, near the intersection of Bush River Road and I-126 in what was then Boardwalk Plaza Shopping Center. For nearly 40 years we have been providing the people of Columbia and central South Carolina as well as people from all over the rest of the US and many other parts of the world with everything from paperbacks to world class collectible books and maps.
We are prepared to assist anyone from the novice who reads simply for pleasure to the person who desires to increase their knowledge to the serious book collector. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff can provide you with service of the highest caliber to meet all your book needs.
No matter if your desire be for investment, establishing a personal library, building a subject-specific collection, supplying a special gift or decorator touch, obtaining book restoration and binding, or an appraisal for estate, insurance, or other purposes our skilled and knowledgeable staff can provide you with the best service possible. We are ready to work with you to attain your full satisfaction.
Our staff has in aggregate nearly 100 years experience in dealing with everything from used paperbacks to collectible items valued at thousands of dollars. Few book dealers in the English speaking world can bring to bear as much experience on your particular need, be it for recommending a good paperback to read or finding that specific book you have loved for years and always wanted a fine first edition copy of your own to treasure or to give as a gift of lasting value.
We do our very best to make your Book Dispensary experience fun, satisfying, rewarding, special and unique. Visit our brick and mortar store or join us through this online site.
If we ever fail to meet your expectations, please tell us. If we meet or exceed your expectations, please tell others.
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