The Book Shelf
"Your independent community book store since 1952"

Welcome to The Book Shelf's website!

After many years at 90 Pacolet Street, The Book Shelf  moved to a new location in July 2011. We are now located at 86 North Trade Street in downtown Tryon, N.C. (right beside the coffee shop).

The Book Shelf, a fixture in downtown Tryon, North Carolina, since 1952, offers national and regional bestsellers, an up-to-date children's section, unique cards and gifts, local authors, used books, and more. Our selection is expanding everyday. We provide friendly and helpful service as well as the best view from any bookstore in the Carolinas! We also have a comfortable reading nook to spend your afternoons enjoying good books and coffee.

Find the best books for you, your children and your book clubs here!

We keep most IndieBound recommended titles in stock at all times. If we do not have your selection in stock, we can order it at no additional charge. Most orders arrive in 5-7 business days. We can also have orders shipped directly to out of town addresses for a minimal charge.

The Book Shelf also offers a discount for those who are 60 or over:

The Book Shelf is re-instituting it's Senior Citizen's discount. The designated day for the discount is every Monday, the discount is 10% and anyone 60 or over is eligible. 

Stop in or call us today for your next great read!

A good book will keep you fascinated for days. A good book store for your whole life.                

86 N Trade St. Tryon NC 28782            828-859-9304