Tucked away in downtown Villa Rica, Georgia on a little side street that most people would never venture down unless looking for a specific store, is a cute and cozy used bookstore named Books by Design owned by a good friend of mine, Tiffany.

Upon entering the bookstore, you are going to notice that there is a great and never ending selection for all genres, so anyone who enters is bound to find something they might enjoy. Each shelf has at least one book, if not more, on display to showcase some of the most interesting selections in each category. Books don't just sit on shelves in this bookstore as the Design element is on display when you notice that some books are sitting on a step ladder turned bookcase, discount childrens books filling up a small toy chest and the most adorable welcome sign made from a (used) book.

If you are lucky and visit on the right day, you might get to meet the store puppy, Doodle, who is always ready to welcome patrons with a cute puppy face and some tail wags.
Stolen from Books by Design facebook
Now, let's talk about buying some books. Before you fill up your bookcase with some new (to you) books, you need to make some room. Well, bring those used books with you to get some store credit. Then, peruse the selection, take your time as you chat with the owner who is always ready for a suggestion or two depending on your reading preference. After choosing your books, use your store credit to pay for up to 50% of your total purchase and then pay off the remainder with check, cash or credit card (but not Amex, boo hiss!)

See that book in the top left, Baseball A Celebration, retails for $50 brand new. Now take a look at all those books, notice that over half of them are hardback and be surprised that for $40 I got 9 books in great condition, less then the cost of the one book brand new. Three of the books were recommended because of previous books I liked and because of the reading mood I was in.

However, life isn't all about books and that is where this place will really blow you away. Tiffany, having graduated from UGA with a degree in interior decorating offers her decorating services to those in need. Her creativity is on display all over the store from the welcome sign, to the book genres signs to the way she decorates for holidays. But, we still aren't done, Tiffany also offers tutoring and is currently offering  Tuesday Tune Up Tutoring to keep your kids from forgetting everything they know over the summer.

So, if you are on the West side of Georgia and have some time to spend, go visit Books by Design; a place where you are greeted with a smile, remembered each time you visit and find some great savings on some great books. You won't be sorry for getting caught up in the books and the southern charm.

Books by Design - 113 South Candler Street, Downtown Villa Rica, Georgia - 770.823.8763 - http://www.booksbydesignvillarica.com/