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Jul 29, 2015 8:31 AM
Save on all our toys, candy and gifts this week!
Jul 27, 2015 12:23 PM
Thanks for the super kind words on NerdiGirlBooks!
Jul 27, 2015 7:43 AM
Only two days to grab YOUR free books and movies!
Jul 20, 2015 9:39 AM
Congratulations to Kara, winner of last week's photo contest! Kara gets $20 in store credit! Make sure you're snapping pics yourself when you visit the Used Book Superstores, so you're ready for next time!
Jul 20, 2015 8:11 AM
99¢ books and movies are back!
Jul 10, 2015 8:40 AM
Attention all amateur photographers! We know that shopping at the Used Book Superstores is more fun than you can shake a stick at, and we want to see the proof! Reply to this post with a picture of you or a loved one enjoying their UBS visit. We'll pick our favorite one, and you'll win $20 in store credit!
Jul 03, 2015 11:14 AM
The Used Book Superstores will be open from 10am to 6pm tomorrow, July 4th.
Jun 12, 2015 10:07 AM
Danvers has some unique signed books today!
Jun 05, 2015 8:17 AM
We're very happy to announce that our computer systems have been repaired, and we're up to 100% functionality again! Thanks to everyone for your patience!
Jun 01, 2015 9:43 AM
Starting today, for a limited time only!
May 21, 2015 9:13 AM
Don't forget; we buy back all new books we sell at 50% of what you paid for them, too!
May 14, 2015 10:01 AM
Make sure all the military veterans you know are aware of this great deal we'll have for them on Memorial Day!
May 11, 2015 8:41 AM
Hurry in! We haven't decided how long we'll be running this huge discount!
Apr 17, 2015 2:10 PM
Just an example of the gorgeous vintage books we restock every Friday. This Shakespeare volume found a home pretty quickly! #vintagebooks #shakespeare
Apr 08, 2015 1:08 PM
April 19th: Meet Batman, Iron Man, Captain America & Spider-Man! 11am - 2pm at the Burlington Store April 26th: Meet Anna & Elsa! 10am - 1pm at the Danvers Store 2pm - 5pm at the Burlington Store
Mar 31, 2015 1:16 PM
We're offering an extra 20% off everything in the store from 4/6/15 to 4/12/15 to everyone that helps us out by completing the quick customer satisfaction survey below. Thanks in advance!
Mar 28, 2015 12:27 PM
Transformers are here!
Feb 24, 2015 2:30 PM
Starting Wednesday, we'll have 14,000+ used purple labeled books and movies, all FREE for the taking! And 22,000 used pink books and movies, just $1.00 each! It's our biggest sale, EVER!
Feb 23, 2015 12:08 PM
Does anybody have any pics from Kid's Week they want to share with everybody?
Feb 18, 2015 6:36 PM
Bikini Bottom is all set up for our visit from SpongeBob SquarePants tomorrow, February 19th! He'll be at Burlington from 1-3 and at Danvers from 4-6!
Feb 18, 2015 10:08 AM
We're bumping up one of our most popular discounts during Kid's Week for some of our very favorite people! Instead of just an extra 15% off your total when you buy ten or more items, teachers of all kinds can show any form of school ID or a paystub on Friday the 20th to get an extra 25% off all their purchases, no matter how much they buy!
Feb 15, 2015 7:58 AM
Both of our stores will be closed today during the storm. Stay safe and read a good book!
Feb 14, 2015 9:40 AM
Love of reading, that is :)
Feb 09, 2015 9:47 AM
Due to today's storm, the Danvers location will be closed. The Burlington store will be open at 10am, and will stay open as long as the weather allows. Be safe in the snow and enjoy a good book today!
Feb 05, 2015 12:55 PM
This sale ends soon!
Feb 05, 2015 10:47 AM
Take advantage of our HUGE clearance sale on brand new toys and games! Buy one, get one FREE! This amazing deal starts Friday February 6th and ends Sunday February 8th--don't miss it!
Feb 05, 2015 10:31 AM
Don't miss our exciting (FREE!) event for kids at our Burlington store! This Saturday, February 7th, from 12-4pm, bring the whole family for face painting, candy & stickers, PLUS meet Spiderman and Ariel and get your photo taken! It's a perfect chance to check out the expanded kids book area as well!
Feb 02, 2015 9:20 AM
UPDATE! Both of our stores will be closed today; our Danvers staff could not make it safely to the store. Please be careful out there, everyone.
Jan 31, 2015 6:24 PM
Have you tried our Ca$h 4 program yet?
Jan 28, 2015 8:03 AM
Due to the dangerous condition of the roads near the Danvers location, the management has made the decision to stay closed today, Wednesday the 28th, to insure the safety of their customers and staff. They will reopen with regular business hours tomorrow. The Burlington store will open at 10:00 today, as usual.
Jan 26, 2015 3:05 PM
The Used Book Superstores will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday the 27th due to the predicted snowstorm. We will update this page and our Twitter account tomorrow with news as to our hours on Wednesday. Stay safe!
Jan 24, 2015 10:35 AM
Snowy bookstore...we're open!
Dec 26, 2014 8:11 AM
Thanks to author J. Richard Watkins for sharing his work with us at our Burlington store last weekend.
Dec 02, 2014 10:27 AM
Local favorite Howie Carr will be at our Burlington location this Saturday, December 6th, selling and signing copies of his book, Plug Uglies. Stop by between noon and 2:00 for your chance to meet our most popular guest local author!
Nov 21, 2014 9:14 AM
Now Available in Our Stores! For just $14.99, your kid can pick out a free book on every visit!
Nov 03, 2014 10:47 AM
Oct 30, 2014 10:02 AM
Buy a gift card in any dollar amount, and get a coupon back for 50% of that amount! Offer ends tomorrow, October 31st!
Oct 10, 2014 10:01 AM
We have tons of board books for babies! Start kids on a lifelong path of reading!
Oct 09, 2014 3:15 PM
We have a collection of vintage National Geographics in our Danvers store--just $1 each!
Oct 06, 2014 3:32 PM
We've been having fun with all three of these games lately, and they're all available at your local Used Book Superstore at rock bottom prices! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMtlQxJeWvc
Sep 27, 2014 3:17 PM
We have so. many. Goosebumps. It's scary...
Sep 17, 2014 4:11 PM
Scary stories to read in the dark!
Sep 17, 2014 4:10 PM
Spooky reading for young and old! Stop by and pick up a book for those dark and stormy nights...
Sep 17, 2014 4:08 PM
We've got bats in our belfry! Come check out all the great Halloween books for kids!
Sep 16, 2014 9:22 AM
Mad Bob is coming...
Sep 09, 2014 11:48 AM
Our Danvers store has a special collection of sci-fi and fantasy magazines full of great short stories by authors such as Isaac Asimov, George RR Martin, and many more! Just $1 each!
Sep 05, 2014 10:27 AM
Right now, you get 20% of your total back as Bob Bucks to spend on any used items during your next visit. Just stop in and spend at least $5.00 to take advantage!
Aug 27, 2014 4:03 PM
The energizer bunny of the author world...
Aug 21, 2014 8:36 AM
From Sunday, August 24th to Thursday, August 28th, all teachers and educators are invited to stop by either Used Book Superstore and take as many free Purple Labeled Used Books as they can carry, as a thank you from us for all that you do. Make sure to bring in some form of identification (school ID, teacher's ID, paystub, etc.), and come early; supplies are limited, and when we run out, we run out!
Aug 15, 2014 10:51 PM
Saturday is Kids Day! We set up this sweet photo booth in Danvers for kids to pose in, so don't forget those cameras!
Aug 15, 2014 12:14 PM
We'll see you all tomorrow for our biggest sale on Kids Books, ever! Prices as low as 30¢ a book! Don't miss it!
Aug 06, 2014 10:58 AM
Did everyone get the good news that we now sell current Magic the Gathering boosters at only $3.40 a pack? That's the cheapest around by far...
Aug 05, 2014 8:40 AM
I could try to make this post relevant to us being a bookstore, but really, I just thought the bunny was super cute.
Aug 01, 2014 2:21 PM
Some of our best Book Wizards in Danvers
Aug 01, 2014 11:30 AM
Admiring some new bookshelves in our Danvers kids section (ooooo ahhhh!)
Aug 01, 2014 8:18 AM
We've got this great game in stock at a discounted price. Check it out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6UlbxeDE0w&index=21&list=PL4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C
Jul 29, 2014 6:48 PM
Just got in some fantastic board games! We've personally tested a few of these at staff game nights, and they're really fun!
Jul 28, 2014 1:51 PM
Favorite way to start the day: coffee + a good read + sunshine
Jul 09, 2014 7:49 PM
Summer travel display in Danvers has us dreaming of vacation...
Jul 07, 2014 11:12 AM
Coming up with all these sales is hard work. Help us out by posting your input on our next big sale, and you could win a $20 giftcard!
Jul 03, 2014 9:05 AM
Goodnight Paul, goodnight Arrakis...
Jun 26, 2014 6:50 PM
It's Craig's last week here, we'll miss him! (And his special way with kids books)
Jun 25, 2014 5:11 PM
Our Danvers store has a special limited supply of paper comic books! Get 'em while they last, only $1 each!
Jun 24, 2014 2:20 PM
Free CDs and DVDs this weekend with our Total Package Sale! What movie or album would you be happiest to snag a free copy of? One random commenter on this post will win a free $20 gift card to be picked up in the location of their choice. (We just love giving away free stuff!)
Jun 23, 2014 9:26 AM
Congratulations to James Sanechiaro for correctly identifying Little Richard in our photo contest and winning a free book. Also, congrats to Angela Kulesza for winning the $20 gift card in our previous contest. Keep checking back for your chance to win!
Jun 21, 2014 7:14 PM
A late 60s cookbook with meat floating in gelatin. This is possibly the most unappetizing collection of food I've ever encountered.
Jun 21, 2014 12:17 PM
Summer reading is here!
Jun 17, 2014 12:47 PM
The guy on the far right is our own Logistics Manager, Dave Pierce from the Danvers store, but can you identify the gentleman he's sharing an impromptu book club meeting with in the middle? One of the posters who guesses correctly will win a free used book at the store location of their choice. (Hint: This is a pretty old picture. Sorry, Dave!)
Jun 16, 2014 10:33 AM
Thanks to everyone who came out to help us clear some stuff during our Open (Ware)House days! If you stopped by, comment below with your best find...
Jun 12, 2014 4:33 PM
A vintage gem found at Danvers! From 1885.
Jun 10, 2014 8:59 AM
Free stuff for the taking! We're finishing up the move from our old warehouse to our new one, and there's still a lot of great stuff that we no longer have use for. So, Thursday the 12th, from 7:00am-1:00pm and Saturday the 14th from 7:00am-Noon, we're opening the doors at 40 Fordham Road in Wilmington to the public. Come and take book shelves, store fixtures, wood shelving, milk crates, office furniture, computer monitors, thousands of VHS tapes and much more; all completely free. Please come completely prepared to move and pack what you're going to take: we will not have many tools or people available to assist you. If you are interested in VHS tapes or other smaller items, please bring boxes to carry them out in. Due to the speed that we're attempting to empty the space, and the fact that we're not changing anything, we will not be answering questions on what we have available in advance, but be assured, it's definitely worth your time to come and take a look. First come, first served!
Jun 09, 2014 10:08 AM
We're about to get our street hustler on! Come in Thursday through Saturday for your chance to play and win! Also, as if that wasn't exciting enough, one random commenter on this post will win a $20 gift card to be picked up at the location of their choice. Good luck with both games!
Jun 05, 2014 11:48 AM
We're all over your internets. #socialbutterfly #internerd
Jun 03, 2014 6:13 PM
I love seeing the different cover art for foreign language Harry Potters, like this French edition.
Jun 03, 2014 1:21 PM
Just a little teaser... Our craziest sale ever is coming next week...
May 29, 2014 11:39 AM
Congratulations to Dani Sidmore, the winner of our $20 gift card! Keep checking our Facebook page for your chance to win, too!
May 23, 2014 6:51 PM
Stop by this weekend for our Memorial sale! Get bonus discounts when you shop multiple sale days! See store for details.
May 23, 2014 1:44 PM
We had a very special guest visit yesterday: Henson the albino hedgehog! He was just sniffing around for a good read ^_^
May 22, 2014 7:41 PM
This album cover gets me
May 20, 2014 2:16 PM
Who's looking forward to up to 90% off during the three day weekend? One random commenter on this post will win a free $20 giftcard to be picked up at the location of their choice... The winner will be picked on Memorial Day.
May 15, 2014 9:29 PM
We wish this guy would keep his beard out of our food.
May 14, 2014 11:15 AM
Take a journey through book land...
May 10, 2014 9:10 AM
We put this gorgeous (still wrapped!) Wizard of Oz album on our shelves yesterday. Isn't it a great image?
May 06, 2014 12:02 PM
The sum of all "Sum of All Fears"...
May 06, 2014 9:33 AM
By popular request, here's a reprint of "Author, Author" from last week's e-mail newsletter: "French Overpopulation" by Francis Crowded "Fallen Underwear" by Lucy Lastic "Downpour!" by Wayne Dwops "Cloning: Fact or Fiction?" by Ima Dubble "Singing Handel's Messiah" by Ollie Luyah "House Construction" by Bill Jerome Home "The Unemployment Problem" by Anita Job "Off to Market" by Tobias A. Fappigg "Holmes Has Done it Again" by Scott Linyard "All By Myself" by Eddie Buddyhome "Neither a Borrower" by Nora Lender Bee "Why Cars Stop" by M. T. Tank "Autumn Sounds" by Russell Ingleaves "Look Younger Fast" by Fay Slift "Mountain Climbing" by Andover Hand "No!" by Kurt Reply "How to Lay Carpet" by Walter Wall "The Glass Bikini" by Seymour Skinn "The Greatest Detective Stories" by Watts E. Dunn "Communicating with Cattle" by I. Ken Mooue "Hugging the Wild Cats" by Claude Face
May 01, 2014 6:35 PM
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all used books, DVDs, and CDs are MONSTROUSLY discounted!!
May 01, 2014 3:56 PM
The Monster is almost here...
Apr 30, 2014 12:36 PM
Rainy weather is reading weather!
Apr 26, 2014 2:01 PM
Yesterday we found this gorgeous Rip Van Winkle with illustrations by Arthur Rackham--such a gem!
Apr 26, 2014 12:50 PM
Used Book Superstore is now on Instagram!
Apr 26, 2014 12:49 PM
I'd have to say, aisle 7 is my favorite. Fantasy, Sci-fi, Mystery...
Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
All used and new bargain books in the store are 40%-80% off today and again on Monday!! Don't worry, we have shopping carts that you can feel free to fill to the rim. Just a reminder.....we are closed on Easter Sunday. Happy Easter!
Apr 18, 2014 1:29 PM
Good news, everybody! Verizon has finally restored our internet in Danvers after 13 days! We are able to use our Ca$h4 program to purchase from the public again. Thanks to everyone for their patience!
Apr 13, 2014 1:27 PM
What did everyone think about the new e-mail newsletter layout this past week? Thumbs up? Thumbs down?
Apr 05, 2014 4:41 PM
Don't forget to come in the store this weekend to grab up to $20 worth of Bob Bucks; the currency guaranteed not to devalue if the store is overthrown by guerrillas.
Apr 01, 2014 11:03 AM
Writing the great American novel is easy, it's coming up with the pen name that's hard. Give the random name generator a try, and make sure you share your best nom de plumes in the comments.
Mar 24, 2014 1:04 PM
Which author would you be most excited to hear had a lost manuscript that had just been discovered posthumously?
Mar 22, 2014 10:16 AM
A rare sight for any Terry Pratchett fan at the Danvers store. First come, first served! We also have his newest, "Raising Steam", in stock, and the sale this weekend gives it an extra 20% discount off the already lowered price.
Mar 03, 2014 9:16 AM
You may not be aware of the extra service we provide, but each book we receive is carefully read through for typos, loose plot threads and general narrative flow before we put them out for sale. That's how much we care.
Feb 24, 2014 9:27 AM
Optical illusion, or are these spin-offs getting out of hand?
Feb 21, 2014 3:09 PM
There are oodles of cute, fluffy used paperback books here looking for a good home, and they're all at least 50% off this weekend. Don't worry; they've already had their shots.
Feb 18, 2014 3:18 PM
We are closing both locations up for the day due to the weather. Stay safe, everyone.
Feb 18, 2014 12:20 PM
Thank for the shout out from the Boston Globe! We'd rather stay at home and read books, too. http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/02/16/boston-staycations-from/dvgo7xlDEfsqytsIm8mDTN/story.html
Feb 16, 2014 9:26 AM
It's really wonderful how many people are eager to hear details on our future plans for our next location; it really shows us how appreciated our stores are. To help answer your questions, here's a little insight into our process: Before we open a new store, we need three things; the right location, capital and inventory. Due to the abrupt nature of our lease loss in Salem, we had to sell off an entire store's worth of inventory at a loss, so it may be a little bit before we have enough of the second two to start the process. Opening a store costs a lot of money and we certainly need stuff to sell once we do so. We're building up funds and stockpiling books and more as this very moment in anticipation of that time. Thank you to everyone who's come forward with suggestions as to towns or even specific buildings that we can move into. We're not ignoring you, it's just that we're not quite at that stage yet. Trust me, as soon as we have information to share, we'll share it! Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and patience. There WILL be another Used Book Superstore!
Feb 13, 2014 1:49 PM
Do you know Bob, the president and founder of Used Book Superstores? Let me tell you a little about him… He’s a little crazy. He loves fitness. And he loves kids. Watch out when you put those three things together. This Saturday, he will be running to raise money for kids with tumors. If you would like to contribute to this cause or learn more, please click here… http://hopecur.com/BobbyBooks
Feb 13, 2014 12:35 PM
The Burlington store will be closing at 1:00 today due to the weather. The Danvers store will close at 3:00. Please stay safe, everyone.
Feb 11, 2014 4:49 PM
How would I describe the upcoming kids' and teen book sale in just one word? Boy, that's a very specific and odd question. Well, let's see. 50%-80% off all juvenile used books, Saturday the 15th to Monday the 17th... Hmm... I guess I'd say... "Hugemongous". Hope that helps.
Feb 05, 2014 6:44 AM
Due to the winter storm today and up to 12 inches of snow predicted, we will not open our stores today. Stores will reopen our regular hours on Thursday (10am-8pm). Everyone stay safe and if you are fortunate enough to have the day off do something fun like making a snow man or a spectacular snow sculpture!
Feb 04, 2014 11:04 AM
We have a last day for the Salem, NH store. We will be closing the doors for the last time on Saturday the 8th at 5:00. Better make your plans now!
Jan 28, 2014 3:06 PM
Good afternoon, everybody. Unfortunately, I'm coming to you today with some disappointing news for our New Hampshire customers. We just found out that despite our efforts at negotiating a new three year lease, the building owners of the Salem, NH location have decided to use the space for something else. The amount of time we have left in the building also doesn't leave us enough time to pursue simply moving our store to another building in the area. Sadly, this means that for the immediate future, we will have to cut back our operations to just our two largest stores in Danvers and Burlington. The Salem location was and is a great store with a top-notch staff, and we couldn't be more disheartened to have this happen. I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but the Used Book Superstores are doing very well right now, and we were looking forward to many more years at the Salem address. The silver lining for you is that we simply don't have enough time to slowly discount our inventory over time in Salem, so we'll have to jump right into a huge liquidation sale starting Wednesday the 29th. Check out the details in this e-mail. I can't give you an exact date that we'll have to shut the doors yet, but it will almost definitely be less than two weeks from now, so start planning your trip to the Salem store now. Lastly, I'd like to sincerely thank our loyal New Hampshire customers and store staff for the great years we've had in Salem. I'm very much looking forward to the day that I can announce that we'll be moving back into the area and opening up a brand new location. -Bob Ticehurst
Jan 27, 2014 2:33 PM
For those of us who need a little help...
Jan 24, 2014 11:30 AM
Two sales starting today; 50% off all our discounted movies and music, and every brown labeled book is 79¢ or less! If you don't come in this weekend, you obviously hate saving money.
Jan 22, 2014 10:14 AM
SNOW DAY!!!! But where's the snow. Well some schools are closed today and some of you got an unexpected snow day with the kids. Nothing to do? Bring them down to the Used Book Superstore for some great new books to read. Mention the words SNOW DAY to the cashier and we'll give you and ADDITIONAL 30% OFF of your used books TODAY ONLY!!! This is not a secret sale so share this with all of your Facebook friends and we'll extend the discount to them also when they mention the words SNOW DAY!
Jan 18, 2014 12:53 PM
The super enigmatic Mystery Sale starts today and goes through Monday. What does a lollipop have to do with saving an extra 10%, 20%, 40% or 50% on all your used books? Stop in and see... (OoooWEEEEoooooo....)
Jan 14, 2014 1:53 PM
Here's Daphne's final masterpiece in response to the winning entry of the "Daphne Draws" contest: "The Seven Hobbits of Highly Effective People".
Jan 09, 2014 10:48 AM
Who remembers this cinematic classic from the past? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNCEjOkHcRU
Jan 06, 2014 10:30 AM
Would you rather be able to instantly read any book just by touching it, OR be able to tell instinctively before you start a book whether you'll like it or not?
Jan 03, 2014 8:14 AM
The Used Book Superstores are planning on opening at noon today. We will update you if that decision changes. Please feel free to call ahead to the store to confirm that we've opened before making a trip.
Dec 27, 2013 11:22 AM
For those of you who don't get our e-mail newsletter (and if so, why not?!), we're holding the first "Daphne Draws" contest right now. Submit your best idea for a 'literary mash-up' cartoon, and you might see your idea come to life through the talented pen of our resident artist Daphne. The winner takes home the original piece of artwork, signed by the artist.
Dec 24, 2013 10:53 AM
All our locations are open until 3:00 today if you need a last minute gift card. We also got in a shipment of brand new New York Times bestsellers last night...
Dec 23, 2013 1:25 PM
Who's hoping they get a Used Book Superstore Gift Card on the 25th?
Dec 17, 2013 4:37 PM
The Used Book Superstores will be closing at 5:00 today (Tuesday) due to the bad weather. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope every stays safe.
Dec 16, 2013 1:58 PM
Happy Holidays from all of us at The Used Book Superstore! (Stop by Danvers to see this year's creation in person.)
Dec 13, 2013 9:46 AM
Suddenly, I'm feeling hungry. VERY hungry. http://royreid.ca/2013/12/12/the-morning-commute-129/royreid-ca-80-115/#.Uqp37h0tEm8
Dec 09, 2013 10:50 AM
Roses are red, Our gift cards are great. Buy one for them, And get a coupon for late ...r. (Bad poetry aside, you do get a $5 voucher for every $25 you spend on gift cards. Emily Dickinson would approve.)
Dec 06, 2013 3:31 PM
Dec 04, 2013 8:06 AM
Sadly, yesterday we closed our Wilmington location. The rest of our stores are doing great, though, and we hope you can make the trip to Danvers, Burlington or Salem, NH soon.
Nov 29, 2013 10:23 AM
Today through Sunday: Everything used in our store is at least 50% off. [Insert sound of your mind being blown here.]
Nov 26, 2013 9:33 AM
Who's coming in today to take advantage of $5 off for every $25 spent? I want to see who can get the biggest discount. You know, if you spend just $100,000, you'll get $20,000 off? And you'll never need to buy books again...
Nov 25, 2013 12:34 PM
*Hey. Pssst. Yeah, you. Our e-mail newsletter subscribers are going to be getting a great deal on Wednesday. If you're not on that list, now's your chance at usedbooksuperstore.com. You're welcome.*
Nov 23, 2013 7:30 PM
"If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you." -Terry Pratchett
Nov 20, 2013 1:49 PM
Who's excited for Black Friday? Okay; fair enough. But who's excited for 50% or more off everything used in the Used Book Superstore during Black Friday weekend? That's what I thought.
Grab one during your next visit