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Serving the Readers of Knox County since 1996.

Paragraphs Bookstore

Store Front

We sell new books for readers of all ages and interests.  

Stop in to browse and get reading recommendations from our staff.

Visit us in historic downtown Mount Vernon at 229 S. Main Street


  In addition to our large selection of books, we carry greeting cards, unique gifts, and toys from Melissa & Doug

Our bookshelves are always stocked. WiFi is available. Our children’s section is ready for young readers.  


If you would like a copy of Ariel-Foundation Park book mailed to you, please contact us at 740.392.9290 or e-mail (

YA romance author at Paragraphs

Debbie Rigaud, author of YA romance Truly Madly Royally, will be at Paragraphs Bookstore.

Truly Madly Royally (Point Paperbacks) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338332728
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Point - July 30th, 2019

Ohio's Craft Beers author at Paragraphs

Paul Gaston, author of Ohio's Craft Beers, will be at Paragraphs during the Kokosing River BrewFest.


Ohio's Craft Beers: Discovering the Variety, Enjoying the Quality, Relishing the Experience Cover Image
By Paul L. Gaston, Lenny Kolada (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781606352755
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kent State University Press / Black Squirrel - March 2016

Local illustrator Tim Bowers on August First Friday

Illustrator/author Tim Bowers will be at Paragraphs on August 2 with two new books Sorry, Grown Ups, you Can't go to School and Backroads, Country Toads.

Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can't Go to School! Cover Image
By Christina Geist, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524770846
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 16th, 2019

Back Roads, Country Toads Cover Image
By Devin Scillian, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534110397
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2019

Book talk and signing with John Temple

John Temple, author of American Pain, will discuss his new book Up in Arms: How the Bundy Family Hijacked Public Lands, Outfoxed the Federal Government, and Ignited America's Patriot Militai Movement.

Up in Arms: How the Bundy Family Hijacked Public Lands, Outfoxed the Federal Government, and Ignited America's Patriot Militia Mov Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946885951
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Benbella Books - June 25th, 2019

Book talk and signing with Gambier native Jenny Wortman

Former Gambier native Jenny Wortman will be at Paragraphs for a book talk and signing.

This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781070561516
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Independently Published - May 29th, 2019

We Suggest

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
Tangerine: A Novel Cover Image
Varina: A Novel Cover Image
Orphan Monster Spy Cover Image
I Have Lost My Way Cover Image
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Cover Image


The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories: (Penguin Orange Collection) Cover Image
It Can't Happen Here Cover Image
One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition Cover Image
The Odyssey Cover Image
The Buccaneers Cover Image

New in Paperback

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel Cover Image
Anything Is Possible: A Novel Cover Image
Norse Mythology Cover Image
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image