Visit The Bookworm to browse over 100,000 new and used titles.

Stop by to visit Casper, our friendly bookstore cat. While you are here check out our huge selection of quality new and used books of every genre, including a large local interest section.

The Bookworm Bookstore is FOR SALE! The owners of The Bookworm are retiring and hoping to find a book lover or group of book lovers to continue their vision of providing a quality, locally owned bookstore for the people of Southern Illinois. For more information, contact our realtor Justin Zurlinden at 618-203-5057 or click here to see the listing.

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Trade Policy

We are not currently accepting books for trade credit however you can continue using your accumulated trade credit. We will continue to pay cash for textbooks.

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We buy textbooks!

We pay CASH for current textbooks!

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Local Books

Our selection of books by local authors ranges from hiking guides and local history to poetry and fiction.

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Why shop local?

Did you know? Shopping at local, independent businesses is good for the local economy and the environment!

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More than just books!

Come check out our T-shirts, coffee mugs, bookmarks and more! We also offer gift certificates in any amount.

Find unique gifts for the book lovers in your life.