Why not Books? Used Bookstore Colorado Springs
Why not Books? Used books Colorado Springs

A Huge Selection Of Used Books

With thousands of titles in stock you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Why Not Books? Used Book Store. Check out our selection of hardcover and paperback books today. Make sure you browse our selection of local authors, you’ll be amazed and the talent just around the corner.


Why not Books? Colorado Springs

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The good

Reading is good for you! Just six minutes of reading can reduce stress by 66 percent, lower your heart rate, and generally relax your muscles and alter your state of mind.

Compared to other relaxing activities, reading reduces stress more than:

  • listening to music by 68%
  • drinking tea by 100%
  • walking by 300%, and
  • playing video games by 700%.

It’s not all about zoning out though. Research has shown that reading has myriad mental benefits:

  • It expands your vocabulary
  • Reading improves your communication skills
  • It develops your analytical skills
  • Your ability to focus is enhanced
  • Memory is boosted
  • Reading is associated with lower risk of incident dementia.

And if that hasn’t converted you into a bibliophile yet, studies have proven that those with higher levels of literacy are more likely to receive higher salaries than those with lesser competences.

The bad

It’s a sad statistic that 46 percent of adults can’t read the labels on their prescriptions. This low literacy directly costs the healthcare industry over $70 million every year.

The ugly

The cost of books rose by 12.8 percent in just three months to the end of September 2014; and an average of 7.4 per cent over the whole of 2014. That is the highest rise tracked by the Office for National Statistics since their records began in 1997.

This is bad news for voracious readers. Unless, of course, you can source quality used books.

Buy used books from Why Not Books?

If you’re not merely a fervent reader, but one of those people who simply cannot imagine going anywhere without a book on your person – “book-bosomed” in the words of Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott in his 1805 poem The Lay of the Last Minstrel – finding a used book store is a godsend.

In Colorado Springs, Why Not Books is just the place for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Your Neighborhood Bookstore

When you’re looking for gifts this holiday season, don’t go to Amazon or some other big-box retailer. As a business opened and run by a military veteran, Why Not Books? Used Book Store understands the meaning and importance of service.

Discover your new favorite book with the help of our passionate and well-read staff. Take your time browsing our extensive collection of books for children and adults of all ages.

Find the books you’re looking for, for less!

Stop by for books at great prices, and no waiting for shipping.

Broad Selection

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Change Your Life

With books on everything from cooking, travel, sports, military history, diet/fitness — to business books, politics, and science fiction, you’ll find something to inspire and invigorate you every time.