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The 8th Street Entrance to Rediscovered BooksRediscovered Books  

opened  September of 2006 to create a place 'Where Books and People Meet.' Since then, it 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 a wide array of book related experiences, Rediscovered Books brings the community together.The Idaho street side with a view of non-fiction sections and displays


We believe that reading makes our community and society a better place. Working with local coffee shops and breweries, we organize book clubs led by our booksellers, and book clubs in the community can also register at the store. A view of the book clubs wall at Rediscovered Books


With this love of community, books, and reading in mind, we added the small bookstore on 13th and State, now known as Once and Future Book, to our bookstore family in 2018. The all used bookstore provides gently used books at great prices as well as a cozy atmosphere with treasures around every corner. 



The Children's section at Rediscovered Books

At Rediscovered Books, we are also dedicated to helping get books into the hands of children in Idaho and supply many of the Treasure Valley's school libraries with great reads. We do our best to bring wonderful authors to visit schools and encourage students to explore the world of reading. 

We at Rediscovered Books believe that the Treasure Valley is a place full of fervent readers who are excited about books. 



Our Locations:

Rediscovered Books - Boise


Monday - Wednesday, Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM

180 N. 8th St. Boise, ID 83702 | 208-376-4229


Once and Future Books

Monday - Saturday - 12 pm to 6 pm

Sunday - Closed

1310 N. State. St. Boise, ID 83702 | 208-336-2230




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. 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!Both 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 host ticketed bookclubs in locations across the valley. Check out our eventbrite page to see what's coming up!.

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 private 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.  The process takes 6 - 8 weeks from the time you submit your book. 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 following 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 (rdbookssales@gmail.com) 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.  We can also help you set up virtual book sales or book drives for your organization. 


Do you ship to prisons/institutions? - Unfortunately, we no longer ship to prisons.