7868 Read Road, Suite F
Charlotte, NC 28277
Audio Books of the Carolinas is ready to serve those who need to listen or prefer listening to their books. Visit the website, set up your account, compile your wish list, decide how long you want to rent them, pay and pick up your rentals. You have a choice of several Charlotte locations – Rea Road, the Queen City Tennis Shop at the Stonecrest shopping mall, Post Right at Carmel Commons or the Book Rack at the Johnston Road Plaza. If necessary, they will even meet you with your selections. Just give them a call to set something up.
The Bag Lady
1710 Kenilworth Ave., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28203
The Bag Lady store describes its mission as “to celebrate, nurture and affirm all regardless of age, size, sex, shape, color, astrological sign, political preference or economic status.” The shop’s offerings are meant to uplift customers and bring out their “bodaciousness.” Aside from fiction, other book categories include art, self-help, spirituality, healthy living, creativity and a selection of children’s books. The Bag Lady also supports local authors, artists and woman-owned or operated enterprises. This business gives back to the community.
The Book Rack
10110 Johnston Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
The Book Rack is a great place to go whether you prefer e-books or the traditional type. Note that this is one of the pick-up points for Audio Books of the Carolinas, mentioned earlier. Book lovers can benefit from price cuts when shopping here. Used books may be exchanged for a credit on your purchase. Books cost about half off the publisher’s list price, and receipts will include a discount coupon that can be applied to the next purchase.
330 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
This Dilworth-area establishment offers high-end gifts, cards, wrapping paper and gift bags. It may come as a surprise that it also caries books. Little servings of humor are offered in small books. Paper Skyscraper literary specialties revolve around coffee table collectibles. The emphasis is on home and design and an ample assortment of Southern cookbooks.
Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe
135 Brevard Court
Charlotte, NC 28202
The upper level of the Latta Arcade in Uptown is the location for Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe. There is never a dull moment as this family-owned bookstore offers a forum for artists as well as books. Its spoken word, open mic, jazz and “Naked Arts” events (not about nudity) provide an opportunity to witness writers and other creative people perform their works. Bring a friend or two and enjoy a cold beer while hearing poetry.