Second Time Around Bookstore

Bookstores are the heart and soul of communities. In his novel,  American Gods, Neil Gaiman says, "What I say is, a town isn't a town  without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a  bookstore it knows it's not fooling a soul." 

 At Second Time Around Books, we provide the community  with not only a place to purchase books, but a place to go and talk  about those books, interact with other readers, and plug into their  community. Second Time Around Books is a bookstore with a purpose. All proceeds from Second Time Around Books fund our literacy programs.  Because we are stocked by donations from the community, our selection is  eclectic and includes novels, textbooks, biographies, and more. We believe that providing the community with access to affordable  books is a part of our mission, and we keep our prices as low as  possible. 

Donation Guidelines

 Second Time Around Books is stocked through donations from the  community.  


We are thankful to generous readers like you who help us stock the  bookstore. Your donations support us in our efforts to serve families in White County. As much as we love books, we cannot accept everything. Please observe the following guidelines:

Appreciated Items:

Gently used books and paperbacks

Clean children’s books

Textbooks published in the last 5 years

We Do Not Accept:


Magazines and pamphlets

Damaged books

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make Second Time Around a bookstore that you will want to visit.