Arlington's Community Bookseller

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101 Reviews
People love discovering this place.

Here's what people say after redeeming their Nift gift.

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Zainy, February 14, 2020

Thank you for introducing me to Book Rack! During my first visit, I could tell it’s a nice friendly shop with with a wide selection of books. Glad to find a local shop to trade in my used books.

Kiyomi, December 11, 2019

charming well stocked with reading material, gifts & more- pleasant local nook --loved it & will be back soon....

Helene, November 21, 2019

Hidden gem that I never would have stumbled across if it weren't for Nift. Used and new books and other gifts. Friendly staff. Could have spent hours there. Will be back!

Michelle, November 15, 2019

Great customer service and lots of variety of books!

Karima, November 10, 2019

Had a huge variety of books for cheap!

Katie, November 9, 2019

Lots of selection- friendly, book-smart staff. I will definitely return! I already told my sister about it.

Meg, November 4, 2019

Book Rack was a great find, I brought books in to trade for store credit and found a cookbook I'd been wishing for. Have already returned to look for more books.

Colleen, October 22, 2019

Amazing place! Huge election with very helpful and caring staff.

Lauren, October 21, 2019

I will be back! We loved it!

Stacy, October 20, 2019

Used bookstores are not as common as they used to be. The book rack is definitely worth checking out to find your next good read. They have hardcover bestsellers, a section of staff favorite reads along with paperbacks. The store is divided into sections and categorized by author. Make shore you give yourself time to browse.

Paula, October 9, 2019

The staff is super nice and very helpful who work here. It is such a relaxing place to visit, I could have spent much more time browsing the selection in this store. I will be returning on a regular basis to this store.

Laurie, September 17, 2019

The book rack is great with many gently used book selections (including comic books) fo my 9 year old. Would definitely come back again.

V, August 18, 2019

Great assortment of books available. Nice staff. I found something i had been wanting to read.

Belle, August 7, 2019

Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Anna, July 30, 2019

I never knew it was there. If it weren’t for Nift I never would have visited. I love used book stores.

Christianna, July 27, 2019

Great selection of new and used books.

Leslie, July 18, 2019

nice selection of books, friendly staff

Karen, July 14, 2019

Great selection.

Melinda, July 5, 2019

Huge variety of books

Lucy, April 19, 2019

I had a great time at Book Rack perusing the shelves and finding wonderful new friends (books.) The manager was knowledgeable and very helpful. Have already recommended it to my husband. Will be back!

Cheryl, March 29, 2019

The Book Rack has enticed me for years with their window displays but I have always been there late at night when it wasn’t open. Today I got inside! The shelves are well organized and bursting with good quality books waiting to be read. The staff were friendly and helpful but not intrusive to my browsing. Can’t wait to go back again! Thanks!

Joan, March 25, 2019

Great 2nd hand book store and knowledgeable staff

Cindy, February 16, 2019

Friendly staff and cozy place

Rosangela, February 13, 2019

Excellent selection, super staff. We'll be back.

Kelly, February 2, 2019

The Book Rack is a wonderful resource. The staff is extremely helpful. I always enjoy browsing there!

Margaret, January 19, 2019

Didn’t know about this place. Will absolutely come back.

Elizabeth, January 5, 2019

Awesome book store. The selection of new and used book are impressive as well as the staff. Great experience!

Katie, December 22, 2018

Great place. Staff was helpful.

Helen, December 19, 2018

What a fun shop! I could have spent hours there.

Sarah, December 10, 2018

I like the atmosphere and the selection of books. It is a great little book store.

Liana, November 17, 2018

Had some great new books and great deals on used books!

Stephanie, November 1, 2018

Really nice and helpful

Nancy, October 26, 2018

a really well-run independent bookstore. Pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable staff. Will definitely go back.

Rosemary, October 23, 2018

Helpful and friendly staff, wide selection of books.

Meghan, October 13, 2018

I took my granddaughter who is almost 16 to the bookstore for the first time. She loved the fantasy section in particular and was thrilled to find a prequel to Game of Thrones by George Martin. I know she will be returning often.

Helen, September 29, 2018

Nice selection

Linda, September 28, 2018


Alexis, September 17, 2018

This place is great! Highly recommend.

Stacey, September 14, 2018

Helpful and friendly staff.

Jill, September 2, 2018

What a great used bookstore. This was my first visit to The Book Rack in Arlington. It was fun to browse the large selection of books, and buy several. Very friendly staff, too.

Linda, August 25, 2018

Very friendly and knowledgable staff. An excellent selection of books and an inviting environment.

Michael, August 13, 2018

The Book Rack is a fantastic find! A one of a kind book store that sells used and new books and other items such as greeting cards, book marks and journals. Excellent friendly and helpful staff members to help you navigate the store especially as I was a first time client. I told them I will be back and will bring friends!!

Susie, August 8, 2018

They have a great variety and it’s nicely organized. Pricing is good. I like that they carry both new and used books. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Justine, August 8, 2018


Emily, July 31, 2018

Loved the selection of older books

Amy, July 11, 2018

This place is great!

Jacob, May 23, 2018

We love the Book Rack

Marais, May 14, 2018

The Book Rack is always wonderful, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. My family loves the book rack. I was no table to rank it below, please note that I want to give it a 5.

Steve, April 16, 2018

I went to the Book Rack first time. There are so many books and I had fun time! Thank you!!

Sosuke, March 28, 2018

This was my first time here, yet Book Rack is walking distance from my home! My kids were excited to find great new books. My mom, who loves book stores, thought this one was very organized and good prices. We loved it!

Lucy, March 26, 2018

Great little book store and friendly staff.

Jennifer, March 10, 2018

They are so nice here!

Lisa, March 9, 2018

Great store, great book selection. I'll go back to either sell or buy books to them!

Maris, February 28, 2018

I hadn't been into Book Rack in six or seven years, so when I received the Nift it was a delightful reminder of this sweet little neighborhood bookstore, something I always enjoy. What a terrific place: nice selection of new books, beautifully organized used books of every category, and friendly helpful staff. Thank you!

Sharon, February 23, 2018

Fabulous, clean, fun local bookshop! Thank you!!

Michelle, February 20, 2018

It was truly a treat to go into the Book Rack and walk out with 2 books for FREE! Thank you!

Maureen, January 28, 2018

Loved the personal attention in book selection for my grandson!

Martin, January 24, 2018

Friendly and ordered a book for me.

Martin, January 20, 2018

Great place and great gift certificate

Jane, January 14, 2018

This was an awesome bookstore. I was pleased to see that it was crowded. The salesperson was very knowledgeable about the books they had. My daughters and I will definitely return again.

Susan, December 31, 2017

The store sell new and used books. I found many used books in great condition along with great prices. I will come to look again. There are so many books.

Jian, December 31, 2017

The Book Rack is a great store and we love shopping there.

Chad, December 18, 2017


Cat, December 17, 2017

Cozy, friendly and unintimidating little store that packs a lot into a small space! Staff are knowledgeable and helpful - they helped me avoid a wrong purchase. Lots of used books and great prices!

Vivian, December 9, 2017

Thanks, they helped me find the book I was looking for, and it was fun to poke around!

Kate, December 3, 2017

Great used book shop! The registers had a little trouble but the people were nice!

Karen, December 2, 2017

Inventory selection seems best for those seeking out fiction in the mystery or romance/historical romance genres. There's also non-fiction, other contemporary/general fiction and small section for cookbooks. Also some kids' books and other things. They did have issues processing the purchase of someone before me though...he had both a Nift and gift card and they spent at least 10 minutes trying to make the gift card go through for the purchase. Fortunately, I wasn't in a rush.

Belinda, November 25, 2017

The Book Rack is a gem of a bookstore and the community is fortunate to have it.

Barbara, November 24, 2017

Staff at the Book Rack were very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

Dyllan, November 19, 2017

Thank you for the gift certificate I love The Book Rack in Arlington center

Carolyn, November 14, 2017

A fun place to explore around looking for good reads!

Bobby, November 5, 2017

This is such a cute store. It is not that big but packed with books. I took my son there and he was delighted with the children book section.

Jenny, November 5, 2017

The staff at the Book Rack is super friendly helpful. The books are very organized and there were too many I wanted to buy. Prices are very reasonable. I’ll be back! ❤️

Janet, November 1, 2017

Thank you for your help & info! Will definitely be back!

Sophie, September 30, 2017

The gentleman behind the counter was wonderful! He did a great job recommending other authors that I might be interested in based upon my reading preferences! Will be returning!

Nia, September 26, 2017

Great selection!

Joanne, September 2, 2017

Great spot for teachers!

Becky, August 27, 2017


ASHUTOSH, August 18, 2017

Free money is always awesome, and the chance to try a new local business.

Toby, August 16, 2017

Love this place. Such a gem of a store. Thrilled to see them as nift choice.

Kerry, August 7, 2017

Great store! Super friendly staff that are always willing to go the extra step to help you find what you are looking for!

Matthew, August 1, 2017

I'm glad Nift pointed me to this bookstore. I didn't realize there was one so close to me. They have a good selection and fair prices.

Will, July 22, 2017

It's great!

Anisha, July 11, 2017

Very friendly. Easy to use Nift.

Joe, July 9, 2017

Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff, great selection, well organized

Susin, June 26, 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff!

Kristin, June 16, 2017

Great find. Interesting people. Good prices.

Leslie, June 9, 2017

Great place, very friendly!

Brian, May 22, 2017

They had a nice selection and they were helpful finding the book I wanted.

Caroline, May 15, 2017

The salesperson was helpful and we enjoyed looking through the selection of books and choosing some to take home.

Joselyn, May 14, 2017

The Book Rack is a great place to look if you are trying to support a small business and get a great new or used book for your commute. It's right off of many bus routes and super has excellent sources of parking because there is a large municipal parking lot dclose by.

Jennifer, May 7, 2017

Friendly service. Knowledgeable staff.

Elaine, May 2, 2017

Charming little bookstore with plenty of affordable titles.

Zarko, April 23, 2017

I am pleased that my Nift certificate led me to discover this business; found three books by favorite authors that I haven't read. I would recommend the Book Rack highly. Unfortunately the feedback scale seems non-functional. I cannot select a number - would select #5 if I could.

Cathleen, April 11, 2017

Loved the mix of used and new kids books and games!

Sandy, April 9, 2017

knowledgable - owner gave me a great recommendation for a book for my daughter!

Nancy, March 30, 2017

I am so happy I discovered book rack! They have an amazing selection if books and even take books to consign. I will definitely be back and wouldn't have known about them without Nift.

Leah, March 26, 2017

My favorite used book store in Arlington. I got 4 books and got $10 off.

Robert, March 25, 2017

The BookRack is a great store...used and new books and lots of selections for everybody!

Abigail, March 4, 2017

this is one amazing place!!

Kerry, February 23, 2017
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