Finding it hard to think of something to do while you’re at home? Whether you’re still isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, or just facing some poor weather, a great way to spend time indoors is reading. Even if it’s been a long time since you’ve sat down with a book, and it doesn’t quite seem like your thing, a trip to a bookstore may surprise you when something catches your eye. Read more of this entry for some tips on where to go in the Scranton area to buy new and used books!
Books-A-Million – 100 Viewmont Dr. Scranton, PA, 18508
This is part of a chain of bookstores that also carries music, toys and more. Look for coffee shops in store or go for curbside pickup.
Library Express Bookstore – 300 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
This store is a branch of the Scranton Public Library where you can buy books instead of checking them out in the library system. Call (570) 558-1670 for details to see if curbside pickup is available. Don’t let the name “library” scare you into thinking you can’t shop.
If you’re still not convinced, try looking for the books your favorite movies, television shows, or cartoons are based on. You may be surprised to learn your favorites were once books, or that there are novelizations that can give you a new perspective on the shows and films you thought you knew better than anyone. If nothing else, you might find a new coffee shop while you’re exploring.
Comics on the Green – 307 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Maybe novels and historical fictions aren’t really your thing. Consider stopping by Comics on the Green for a geekier take on reading. Comics on the Green has new comics, graphic novels, comics related merchandise, and more.
Barnes & Noble – 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
If you want the best selection in new books, one of the most well-known names in books is in Wilkes-Barre, Barnes & Noble. Check out paperbacks, hardcovers, magazines, music, games, puzzles, movies, and much more.