Pflugerville Texas Used Book Store - Beth's Book Box - Cozy, Friendly and Inexpensive

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

I was on my way home today via a different route, and there was a sign that caught my eye - "Book Box".  As a voracious reader, I rarely pass up thebeth's book box - pflugerville, texas chance to visit a used book store, and this was no exception.  

 

I am happy to report that Pflugerville now has a quaint, comfortable used book store.  Frankly, this is the kind of place where I am likely to become a regular customer.  With prices on the discount shelf at $1 or $2, and most other prices in the $5 and under range, this is my kind of place.  They also purchase and give store credit for used books.  My wife and I are known to spend entire Saturday mornings perusing garage sales for books, so this store is a dream come true.  

 

While I was there, I spoke for awhile with Beth Lee, the owner/manager.  She is an engaging, down-to-earth lady and I love the fact that she is following her passion with this business.

 

There are a few extras that will surely grow the business over time, including free coffee, free wifi access, a kids' section with some toys, and some VERY comfortable chairs set up for reading.  The store features art from locals and kiddos, too, and Beth told me that they repaint the ceiling tiles (currently featuring kids' artwork) every few weeks.  They offer a storytime that is geared to kids 2-6 on Thursdays and Saturdays at noon, and they are open to having church, scouting, and other community events or meetings.  

 

pflugerville texas book storeIn a nutshell, Beth has done a very nice job of providing a casual atmosphere that could become a terrific venue or hangout for smaller groups.  While I was there, Beth accepted some items for donations to our troops, which reinforced the fact that she is making an effort to be an integral part of the community with her venture, and I applaud this.

 

Beth's Book Box first opened about six months ago, and my sole complaint is that I didn't manage to find it sooner.  Books are my vice, and I left with a couple of good reads today.  

 

Beth's is located near the corner of Windermere and Pecan Street, on the north side of Pecan.  There used to be a Greek restaurant in the space, which makes for some interesting architecture with the store layout.  The physical address is 15803 Windermere, and they can be reached at 512-989-7324.  Their primary website is http://bethsbookbox.com.  

 

They are closed on Mondays, open Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  

 

If you are a book addict, I highly recommend checking this place out.  

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Jason Crouch
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Katerina - I got a Kindle DX for Christmas!  Love it so far!

Ann - It's a neat little store - reminds me of something from the movies.  :)

Chris Ann - Me, too!

Craig - I do, too, which is why I wanted to take the time to help promote the store.

Jan 27, 2010 11:32 AM #5
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Jason books are a good vice.  I like to read but don't seem to find the time these days.

Jan 27, 2010 11:34 AM #6
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Oh man...this really looks cozy and inviting. I know that you are also a fan of Half-Price Books here in Austin but this looks like a warmer space!

Jan 27, 2010 12:09 PM #7
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David Henke
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Looks great.  Used to love a store while living in Hermosa Beach Ca but the best used books here come from one of the local church resale shops - open every Friday and Saturday.

Jan 27, 2010 12:40 PM #8
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Frank Kliewer
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Sounds like a great place to hang out Jason. It was good of you to give her some attention and purchase some books.

Jan 27, 2010 12:58 PM #9
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Jason - I am a big fan of bookstores, too, and it looks like you have a winner there. A great addition to your Localism collection.

Jeff

Jan 27, 2010 01:03 PM #10
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Looks like a gem and a half. I would LOVE to get to more bookstores. And my kids love them too. And if coffee is involved, well then that could be half the day gone!

Jan 27, 2010 01:23 PM #11
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Jason...these small mom and pop stores are a lot of fun.  They are also the foundation that built this country.  Most of them are gone and so is this countries foundation.   I patronize every small business that I am able to.

Jan 27, 2010 01:53 PM #12
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Jason, that looks comfy & cozy! Nice promotion for Beth! You read too!?  wow!

Jan 27, 2010 02:11 PM #13
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Jason, you did a great job promoting the Book Box.  I moved from Austin 1 1/2 years ago and miss some of the great little places like this.

Jan 27, 2010 02:14 PM #14
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Jason, I love used book stores! Beth's Book Box looks ideal for browsing for books and the comfy chairs makes me want to stay awhile!  Nice addition for your Localism post.

Jan 27, 2010 02:19 PM #15
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Mark Hall
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Now you are talking my language! I love used book stores. Beth's looks like the kind of place that would seriously keep me from working as much as I should be!

Jan 27, 2010 02:53 PM #16
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Hi Jason... I love used bookstores... I can get lost in them for hours at a time!  Looks like you made a great find!

Jan 27, 2010 02:57 PM #17
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I love places like this.  They add so much to a community.

Jan 27, 2010 03:03 PM #18
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Jason,

The words "book store" and inexpensive don't belong in the same though!

More books for the same money, works for me.

Bill

Jan 27, 2010 03:15 PM #19
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Hi Jason...There were times in my distant past that I thought of opening up a shop similar to Beth's Book Box.  Books are an addiction for me as they are for you.  I'm glad you found this treasure.  Others will find it now from your post.  You described it very well.

Kte

Jan 27, 2010 03:25 PM #20
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It looks so comfy and homey. With all that free stuff, I'm surprised the place isn't premanently packed!

Jan 27, 2010 03:43 PM #21
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Lisa - Hopefully, it will be soon!  I am doing my part to spread the word.  :)

Jan 27, 2010 04:19 PM #22
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What a great store.  I'm only sorry it's not near me!

Jan 28, 2010 12:44 PM #23
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Jason, I love used book stores.  I just got back this evening from visiting my parents in Arizona and my husband was lugging my suitcase in.  He was asking what in the heck is in here.  I had to admit I bought some used books.  I just read one by Billy Graham and found several by him and also one by his son plus about 8 other various books (lol). 

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