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This iconic bookstore resides in a purple Opera House that spans 17,000 square feet across three floors and stocks half a million books of every genre imaginable. In addition to books, you'll also discover a vast selection of music consisting of over 20,000 CDs,15,000 records, and cassette tapes (with a section dedicated to local artists). This extensive collection of used media also includes Blu-Rays, DVDs, video games and systems, and a small selection of toys and unique greeting cards. Whether you're looking for the last best seller, or something completely out of the ordinary, the incredible staff of Recycled Books can point you in the right direction. As the inventory is always changing, it's impossible to visit this favorite neighborhood bookstore too often.


The Wright Opera House was constructed in 1899 out of the bricks of a previous courthouse that had been struck by lightning after being condemned. Between its time operating as an opera house and now as Recycled Books, the structure also housed a saloon, the Majestic Theater, The Boston Store department store, and the Kibler Office Supply Store. Recycled Books moved in to the space in 1990, and the building was painted the purple we know and love today during the summer of 1998. Since Recycled Books' move into this historic location, there have been claims of paranormal activity. Some have experienced flying books and spooky sounds while others claim that this house is haunted by a ghost named Emma who wanders the floors of the store. Whether you're on your own tour of haunted places in Texas or you're just looking for a taste of history and some interesting reading, Recycled Books should be high on your list to visit.



200 North Locust Street, Denton, Texas 76201
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(940) 566-5688