The Thrifty Peanut combines two of the best things in life – good books and bargains. This cool, second hand book and media store (they stock used CDs and DVDs as well) is located at 2206 Benton Rd. in Bossier City, next to Little Caesars Pizza as you’re heading north from Texas St. towards I-220.
The store is welcoming and…filled with books. There are some chairs amid shelves where you can sit and read. When I was last there the place was bustling with customers. The staff is friendly and helpful in the way that only people who really know their shelves can be helpful.
Those shelves are bursting with fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s books in the gamut of genres and subjects. My tastes run to history and science fiction and my only problem with their selection was narrowing down my choices. I love graphic novels, and while their collection isn’t vast, it’s interesting.
My favorite thing about The Thrifty Peanut is unpredictability. I never know what I’ll find next. This is what I took home that day:
My second favorite thing about this place is that they buy and trade used books and media as well as sell them. You can bring them your books, CDs and movies and turn them into store credit for even more books, music and movies.
The Thrifty Peanut is awesome and locally owned. You should check it out.
The Thrifty Peanut Book & Media Warehouse #1
2206 Benton Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Mon – Thu 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat 10am to 7pm
There’s a second location at the site of the former Betty’s Books in Shreveport:
The Thrifty Peanut Book & Media Warehouse #2
5839 E. Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA 71105
Tue – Sat 10am to 6pm