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Address: 200 North Locust Street, Denton, TX 76201
Phone Number: +1 940-566-5688
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The Big Purple Used Bookstore is the Best!

Go when you have a few hours to kill and you won't be done be the end of it. There are lots of levels and rooms to explore, all with different surprises and amazing prices! If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
BBirze
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Oak Point, Texas
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bookstore is a classic store on Denton Square. They have a wide variety of items including books, movies, cd's, etc. You can find anything you might want or need.

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Oak Point, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Go when you have a few hours to kill and you won't be done be the end of it. There are lots of levels and rooms to explore, all with different surprises and amazing prices! If you are into vinyl, it's there right when you come in the door. Otherwise, just visit to waste away an afternoon exploring, finding treasures,... More 

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Thank BBirze
Denton, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Recycled Books is simply the coolest bookstore you have ever visited. Imagine a hoarder, who only collects books, records, and dvd's; then have him store his eclectic collection of goods in a purple mansion right in the heart of the downtown landscape. 1 part haunted house, 1 part bookstore. No matter your passion or hobby, it has a section on... More 

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Thank Jonathan P
Denton, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I first met Don and Lucy, the founders on Oakland street across from TWU. It is amazing to see how they have grown. Don has become an expert on all kinds of books and records. His knowledge and expertise is wide and varied.

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Thank westviewtrl
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There is very little reason to do a "quick stop" here, although it is doable if you know exactly what you are looking for and how to ask for it. There are all sorts of treasures to be found here!! And they even buy back some as well! Always one of my favorite places in Denton. Love the history of... More 

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Thank Sarah T
Denton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Again, I love the smell of old books. Reminds me of happy childhood times. Super selection and reasonably priced.

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Thank Buzz W
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Plan on some time when you visit this bookstore housed in an old opera house on the Denton Square. It is a treasure-trove for music-lovers as well as book-lovers. Much of the music collection is likely due to the prestigious music school at the University of North Texas in Denton. This store has some of the most esoteric books one... More 

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Dallas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Thousands, if not millions, of used books (yes, they have already been read), records, magazines, etc, etc, etc. Everything is organized by genre and the staff is willing to guide you through the catacombs.

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Thank mod76209
Denton, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Staff always helpful In finding what your looking for. If they can't they look for someone who can and you won't leave disappointed

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Denton, Texas
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Sold and bought things here-- great selection at great prices. Lots of levels and lots to look at. Never find anything like it! Super cool!

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