Kick that behemoth Amazon to the curb and be true to your colors – stop by The Book Rack, 4061 E. Wesley Ave. (between Kokoro’s and Dairy Queen, south of Iliff Ave.), to get your fingers into some great gently-read books at great prices. And give a first anniversary thumbs-up to the three wise women (longtime Book Rack employees) who purchased the business Aug. 30, 2013 from Ann and Fred Milenovich, who opened the shop in 1977, doubling its original size a few years later.
Most books are priced at half the cover price, and there’s an inexhaustible (mainly paperback) spectrum of genres and authors. When trading books, customers get one-fourth the cover price as credit for books accepted in trade; that credit may be applied to up to one-half the purchase price.
Co-owner Shirley Henry sees no reason upcoming generations of bibliophiles should miss out. To encourage young readers, The Book Rack offers a free book of their choice to anyone 15 and under the first full week of each month (Sept. 7-13, Oct. 5-11, Nov. 2-8 & Dec. 2-13). They’re also in league with nearby Dairy Queen in the Read & Treat program, which offers a free cone, sundae or Blizzard for time spent reading. Check out the racks Mon.-Fri., 10a.m.-6p.m., Sat., 10a.m.-4p.m., and Sun., noon-4p.m.