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 favorite independent bookstore.
Through an expert staff ready to help match people with the right books, great author events, and an ever growing online experience, Rediscovered Books brings the community together.
With this love of community, books, and reading in mind, Bruce and Laura took over the small bookstore on 13th and State, now known as Once and Future Books. The all used bookstore provides gently used books at great prices as well as a cozy atmosphere with treasures around every corner.
In the fall of 2019, Rediscovered Books added a second location in Caldwell to spread the love of books and reading farther across the Treasure Valley. They are excited to help the community in Caldwell grow, starting with a love and passion for reading and books.
Rediscovered Books is dedicated to helping get books into the hands of children in Idaho and supply many of the Valley's school libraries with great reads. Community book clubs register through the store, and Redicovered hosts and organizes three book clubs the LatinX Book Club, Women's Voices, and the Human Rights Book Club.
The family at Rediscovered Books believe that the Treasure Valley is a place with fervent readers who are excited about books.
Rediscovered Books - Boise
Monday - Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 11am to 5 pm
180 N. 8th St. Boise, ID 83702 | 208-376-4229
Once and Future Books
Monday - Friday: 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday - Closed
1310 N. State. St. Boise, ID 83702 | 208-336-2230
Rediscovered Books – Caldwell
Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm
802 Arthur St. Caldwell, ID 83605 | 208-459-2716
Where are you located? - Our Boise store is located in downtown at 180 N. 8th Street, near the corner of 8th and Idaho. Our Caldwell store is located at 802 Arthur Street, on the corner of Arthur and Kimball across from the Flying M. Once and Future Books is on the corner of 13th and State in Boise, next to DK Donuts.
Where do I park in downtown Boise? - There is a parking garage just above our Boise store where your first hour is always FREE! If you find street parking, the first 20 minutes is free, and you can use the ParkBOI app to feed the meter right from your phone.
Do you buy/sell used books? - Yes! All three of our stores sell used books that we buy from our customers for in-store credit. We buy books in gently used condition; recent hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and pocket paperbacks. Click here for all our book buying guidelines.
If I see a book on your website, is it in stock in your store? - Maybe. 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 don't have it physically in stock, but we should be able to 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 book clubs? - We have three book clubs that we run in store(virtually right now), our Human Rights Book Club, Women's Voices, and LatinX Book Club. We do not host any private book clubs, but they may register with us to receive a discount on your monthly book picks. Click here for more information on book clubs.
I am 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 Gottberg)
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.
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 orders the discount may be adjusted. For school purchases, classroom books, etc. contact Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on school discounts and tax exemption.
Do you have a teacher discount? - Yes! Teachers, librarians, and principals get 10% off everything in our store, whether thats on personal or professional purchases. For information on classroom and library purchases, school discounts, and tax exemptions see above.
Will you donate to my school/cause? - 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 contact us online here.
Do you ship to prisons/institutions? - Unfortunately, we no longer ship to prisons.