Book Shop began doing business as "KATZ! Coffee & Used Books" back
in 2005, when owners Ken & Sherri Stap transitioned the store from
offering new Christian books, cards, gifts, music and office
supplies to completely used books and coffee.
espresso/coffee part of the business was added a few years earlier
as a natural compliment to the bookstore atmosphere. We obtain our
coffee beans 'green' and roast them to perfection right here in our
store. Try a fresh roasted pound of our specially blended coffees (never more than 3 weeks from time of roasting) - you'll be a
convert! Or order a coffee and leisurely look around the store at
our vast book selection or peruse your favorite titles snuggled in
by a table or on a chair or couch.
where we get all the books that we stock. 99.9% of them all walk in
the front door of our business - from our great customers. Folks
bring them to us and trade them in for store credit (store
credit policy), which in turn increases their purchasing power
by 100%. With the exception of encyclopedias and textbooks, we
welcome all books - newer or older - religious or non-religious -
fiction or non-fiction - even Dutch! We only ask that you bring us
books that are in great condition for resale to others.
A MUST SEE!
***As a side note, back in 2005, after
completing our renovation, two murals were added to our
decor. Two windows in the rear half of the store which were covered
over many years ago with cement when the Van's Hardware building was
built flush against our west wall. It left those two window sill
and frames intact, but only cement to look at for a view. Former
employee and student at the time, Carrie Droullard shared her
vision, talent and imagination with all of Lynden by creating two
masterful pieces of artwork which you really need to stop in and see
- they are spectacular! Thanks, Carrie!