About Us - Frequently Asked Questions

Bruce and Laura DeLaney opened Rediscovered Books in September of 2006 to create a place where people could find books and conversation. Since then, Rediscovered Books has grown into Boise’s downtown community bookstore, and even added a location in Caldwell, providing literature for the Boise area, author events, and an expert staff to help match customers with the right books. Rediscovered Books is active in engaging in discourse about interesting books, and we are always ready and excited to share our passion for reading.

Rediscovered Books supplies books to many of the valley’s local school libraries, and we are dedicated to helping get books in the hands of children in Idaho. Rediscovered Books also has over 30 book clubs registered at our store and hosts three monthly book clubs in our reading room. Rediscovered Books also hosts a variety of events, from our infamous Book & Booze nights to traditional readings and signings. We are passionate about bringing quality authors to Boise because we believe Boise is a place with fervent readers who are excited about books. Click the 'Events' tab for a list of upcoming activities.

Our Boise store is located near the corner of 8th and Idaho at: 180 N. 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702 

Phone: 208.376.4229


Our Caldwell store is located on the corner of Arthur and Kimball at: 802 Arthur St, Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208.459.2716


Monday - Saturday

   Boise:     11-6 pm

   Caldwell: 10-5 pm

Sunday    Closed


Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located? 

Our Boise store is located in downtown at 180 N. 8th Street, near the corner of 8th and Idaho.

Our Cadwell store is located at 802 Arthur Street, on the corner of Arthur and Kimball across from the Flying M.

Do you still have a location on Overland Road? No, we moved from that location several years ago. Our stores are on 8th street in Boise, and Arthur in Caldwell.
Is there a place to park?

There is a parking garage just above our Boise store where your first hour is always FREE! Just hop on the escalator or the elevator, which are both only a few feet from our entrance!

In Caldwell there is a parking lot behind the store on Arthur St, as well as street parking nearby.

Do you buy / carry Used Books? 

***Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting book buys. Thank you for understanding!***

Yes! About a third of our inventory is used books that we buy from our customers for in-store credit only. We buy books in good condition; recent hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and pocket paperbacks.

 Click here for our book-buying guidelines.

If I see a book on your website will it be available in your store?

Maybe. The books you see on our website represent the books that we CAN order, not necessarily what we have on hand. Check the Availability line under the book you are interested in. If it says  On Our Shelves Now we likely have it in stock. If it says  Usually Ships in 1-5 Days we can order it from our distributor. If it says Call or Email for Price we don't have it and may  not be able to order it if it is out of print.

Feel free to call us during our normal business hours (208.376.4229) to check our current inventory, purchase books by phone, or place books on hold. 

Do you host Bookclubs?

We do not run any bookclubs, but we host a public bookclub and sponsor the local Human Rights Bookclub. Rediscovered Books has over 30 private bookclubs registered at our store.

You can register your bookclub with us to recieve a discount on your monthly book picks OR find a public bookclub to join here.

For questions contact our Bookclub Coordinator, Jackie (rdbookclubs@gmail.com)

Do you sell eBooks? Yes, you can buy Kobo ebooks trough us. Click here for a 'Getting Started' guide.
I’m an author. Will you carry my book?

We do our best to pick the right books for our store and our customers.

Books can be submitted for review by using these submission guidelines.

How do I set up an event at your store?

Before we commit to hosting an event with you, we must decide to carry your book.  Please follow the guidelines above and if we think its a good fit, we will invite you to be part of an event at our shop.

. Mail all review copies to:

Rediscovered Books (ATTN: Rebecca)

180 N. 8th St., Boise, ID 83702

After we receive a review copy of your book, we'll send you an email to let you know either way. If your book is not a good fit for our store, we'll send you an email and you can either pick up your review copy (if you're in the area) or we will mail it back to an address of your choice. Find out what kind of events we typically run by followign us on social media or visiting our events calendar.

For questions contact our Events Coordinator, Rebecca (rdbooksevents@gmail.com)

Do you do bulk orders? Orders for schools? Business to business sales?

Yes we do! We offer a general 20% discount to all businesses, schools, libraries, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions. For large order the discount may be adjusted. For school purchases, classroom books, etc. contact Hanna (rdbookssales@gmail.com) for information on school discounts and tax exemption.

For details, quotes, etc. contact our Institutional Sales Manager, Hanna (rdbookssales@gmail.com)
Do you have a teacher discount?

Yes! Teachers, librarians, and principals get 10% off everything in our store all the time on their personal purchases. For information on classroom and library purchases, school discounts, and tax exemptions see above.

Will you donate to my school/ cause/ etc.? We choose to focus most of our donation on local groups that promote literacy. You are welcome to submit your donation requests either in person or via email (rdbooks1@gmail.com).
Do you ship to prisons?

Unfortunely, we no longer ship to prisons.