About

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded in January 2018, The Bookend is an independent, online, general used bookstore with an emphasis on literary fiction, classics and philosophy. Click on the "Books" link above to view the other various subgenres of each category.

Since The Bookend is still in its early stages of development the store only has an inventory of a little over 3,100 books 24% of which is currently available for sale online.  However, this figure will change as books are added every week, so be sure to check the website often in case you find something that piques your curiosity.

Mission Statement

The primary aim of The Bookend is to enrich, educate and entertain the lives of people through reading books, a rare act these days that can improve your mental and physical health in a variety of beneficial ways.

Another aim of The Bookend is to conduct business in an environment-friendly and economically efficient manner.  Not only will buying used books cost less than purchasing the same items new, it reduces pollution, saves energy and the raw materials that would have been necessary for manufacturing and transporting the same items.    

A final and equally important goal is to encourage people to support small, independent businesses (like The Bookend) whose sole aim isn't merely to maximize profit or dominate the market, unlike many juggernaut companies in a predominantly homogenized corporate world.  When you shop at The Bookend, you preserve authentic entrepreneurship! 

If you've read this, then you certainly deserve 10% off your entire order!  Just enter the coupon code upon checkout: MISSION