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Address: 12 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401-3305 (Formerly The Old Curiosity Book Shop)
Phone Number: +1 931-548-2665
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10:00 - 20:00
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Duck River Books is an independent book shop specializing in Used and New...

Duck River Books is an independent book shop specializing in Used and New books with over 40 categories including Local Authors, Civil War, Romance, Horror, History, Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Signed and Collectible books, Business, Finance, Religion, Politics, True Crime, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Folklore, Travel, Sports, Health, Fitness, Crafts, Hobbies and many more. We also have an extensive Children's section that your little ones will love. If there is a book, new, used or out of print that we do not currently have in stock, we can order it for you. We also carry bookends, bookmarks, literary memorabilia, and literary art by local artists. We are open Monday 10am - 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 8pm, and closed Sunday. Come visit us and find your next favorite book at Duck River Books.

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Love this store and the atmosphere. It is a genuine gem in downtown Columbia,Tennessee. Read a book and then to Puckett's for brunch or dinner.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jean f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this store and the atmosphere. It is a genuine gem in downtown Columbia,Tennessee. Read a book and then to Puckett's for brunch or dinner.

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Thank jean f
Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bookstore is located on the town square. Truly a book lover's dream. The Christmas tree is a decorated in "literary" style Notice the front counter......it's entirely made of books, all stacked in such a way as to support the counter! A sign reminds customers: "Please do not remove any books!" There is a children's section upstairs. Just follow the... More 

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Thank Hutzpoffer
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a cute store, with lots of good selection! We really enjoyed this little shop and spent a good bit of time looking around, taking pictures (such good photo opportunities) and purchasing some books. I cannot wait to go back and take my daughter, who is a huge book lover (she likes the smell of old books...I dunno....) Definitely worth... More 

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Thank unwaveringfaith
Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Love going here. It's a little smaller than what you would expect, but the intimacy and novelty of the shop makes it a one of a kind! It's a local jewel!

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Thank jukho
Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Lots of books but love the decor, especially the children's books. Knowledgeable staff and extremely friendly.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Locally owned and run bookstore with lots of area history resources with a friendly and accommodating owner!

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

There is a huge selection in this bookstore. New, used, local author's, collectibles, etc. If they don't have it, it can be ordered. The bookstore is cozy and has some couches to lounge on. The proprietors are friendly and helpful. Always look forward to coming here!

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Thank natalieh2006
Nashville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Cozy interior, comfortable seating, welcoming staff, and wall-to-wall books make this independent bookstore a real treasure. There is also a delightful children's area and upstairs sci-fi section. A welcome addition to Columbia's town square.

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Thank Anne R
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in Columbia, TN, for dinner on our way to the Nashville airport. On a whim, we decided to check out the bookstore next to the restaurant. It was a lovely surprise! The bookstore is inviting with soft lighting, and lots of architectural charm. The owners welcomed us warmly. We chatted for a while, and they... More 

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Thank Baseballmom08
Columbia, Tn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

If you are a reader then this shop is for you. The selection of books is varied,extensive and the books are all in great shape. I love to look around and pick and chose from a wide range of titles. Some of the prices are a little steep but others are in line for a used book. The shop is... More 

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