If you read, you will be in heaven. This store, called Family Book Outlet is located on Highway 66 in Sevierville. It is a large white building with a red top beside Tony Gore’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant, across from The Flea Traders Flea Market.
When you walk into this store you will see thousands upon thousands of books. All the books are family friendly (and many are Christian). The selection is unlike any place I have ever seen.
The great thing about this place is that it is so cheap…really cheap. Several of the titles I saw were 90% off the retail price. These books aren’t seconds or old titles either! There are books for $5 that are the same on the shelves of other book stores for $24.99!
Family Book Outlet has a large variety of Christmas music, books, and gift items if you are starting to shop! The kids section is unbelievable; I know I keep saying that, but is practically too good to be true.
My sister came to visit from West Virginia and she went crazy in the store. She is a public school teacher and a Sunday school teacher and she couldn’t believe the prices on the literature and books she could use in her lessons. She ended up filling two shopping carts! I got tired after an hour waiting on her so I sat on the rocking chairs provided on the front porch.
While chatting with the staff there, they were very knowledgeable of the inventory and were most helpful searching for titles for customers. They told me that if they don’t have the book in stock, they can probably special order for me and have it shipped directly to my home! If you are in the ministry, you even get a discount. A preacher was in line behind me and he showed them his “preacher’s card” (or something) and they gave him a ten percent discount.
The store goes beyond books, you can find family-friendly toys and a large variety of music. My Grandma fell in love with their cookbooks. She collects them and found several titles she had been looking for. Some have even been out of print.
And I almost forgot, they have a used book section with some really great deals also. Customers can bring in their personal books (family-friendly and approved by the store manager) and exchange them for gift cards to be used in the store. I took in a box of books that we were going to sell at our yard sale and we received a $42 gift card—believe me, $42 goes a long way there!
Their selection of bibles is enormous. The prices on these are slashed too. Many of the Bibles are at least 40% off the suggested retail price. This location is added to my “must take and see” list when my family and friends are in from out of town.
We buy a lot of our gifts there too. You receive quality items for a fraction of the cost at other stores. It is unlike any bookstore I have ever visited.
So, as you plan your vacation to the Smoky Mountains and your Christmas shopping, make sure you add Family Book Outlet to the list. You can stop in on your way into town to grab some books to read in your hotel room or on the porch of your cabin, or as you leave for the ride home. It’s a perfect location! Make the trip to Family Book Outlet—you will agree with me that it is unlike any bookstore you have ever visited.