We are a family run business who love books & the Great Smoky Mountains, so we combined the two to make a living.
We've been serious book collectors for decades, & we've been supporting ourselves through book selling for well over 20 years. It's doubtful we'll ever get rich in this line of work, but we love what we do, & we love matching up people with the books they love. MANY tears have been shed in our store, when a person finds a book they never thought they'd see again, is now in their hands. And that's a good feeling.
We figure that our customers are about half locals & half tourists. We are here year 'round, & we have some of the most reasonable prices on most everything we offer, as we figure that the locals don't need to pay tourist prices. So we just offer fair prices, ALWAYS. And people rave about that, & many people have told us that we are too cheap on some items (can you imagine??). But this in turn makes the tourists REALLY appreciate us, as they aren't getting price-jacked just because they are on vacation. And that makes for OUTSTANDING repeat customers, & that's what it's all about.
Our store is located on 321 in Cosby, about 18 miles from Gatlinburg, TN, & about 12 miles from Newport, TN. We are only an hour from Asheville, NC, or an hour in the opposite direction to Knoxville, TN. We basically have the national park across the way from us...a huge playground for us to hike, explore, & enjoy.
Our store is in a building in back of our house on 321 in Cosby, TN, & since we spend so much time in the store (we sometimes feel like we LIVE in the store, & not in the house), we feel that it is an extension of our home. So please, make yourselves comfortable when you visit, feel free to ask questions, & remember that we are very kid-friendly. We don't mind when kids touch & explore. We like to think we are an interesting place that can hardly be resisted!
Our Place On 321 115 Cricket Hollow Rd. Cosby, TN 37722