4408 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL, USA


4408 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL, USA

About Us

When I was 12 years old, I shopped at a local used bookstore called "The Book Rack". It is on the corners of Lake and Knoxville. I frequented The Book Rack every Saturday for several years. I loved The Book Rack! I decided that I was going to own it one day and expand the store into a huge enterprise.
I began collecting paperbacks and filling my closet with them. Soon the books over took the closet, forcing my clothes out onto the floor of my bedroom. That is when my mother noticed and made me sell all of my books at the next garage sale!
Fast forward many, many years (over 30) and I bought The Book Rack! Talk about a dream come true.
I am having the time of my life with this store! I have given it quite the facelift! My goal is to provide affordable reading for everyone! Most books are between $2-$4. II also put up Little Free Libraries around town and keep them filled up for everyone to enjoy. - Stacy Hardin/Owner

Come visit us!  We have almost 100,000 used books available and in all genres.  We have a very large Children's reading room and an equally large Young Adult Room.

We look forward to meeting you!



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