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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 (

Storytime with Sarah Goslee Reed

A bedtime-themed storytime will be held at Paragraphs on Firday, November 10 at 10:30.  Local songwriter and singer Sarah Goslee Reed with entertain with songs from her new CD Sleep Like a Fish.  Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Who Is / Who Was Trivia Contest

Who is / Who was triva contest based on the popular children's biography series is open to any student in grades 3, 4, or 5. 

Who Was Annie Oakley? Cover Image
By Stephanie Spinner, Who Hq, Larry Day (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780448424972
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 18th, 2002

Wiggin Street Book Fair at Paragraphs

Wiggin Street Elementary School's  book fair will be at Paragraphs Bookstore on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.  Fifteen percent (15%) of all pre-tax retail sales will be given to Friends of Wiggin Street.

Book Discussion - Brooklyn

Join Kenyon Review staff member Elizabeth Dark for a discussion of Brooklyn by Colm Toibin on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00.  We still have a few free copies of the book if you haven't received one yet.

Brooklyn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439148952
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - March 2nd, 2010

New This Week

A Column of Fire Cover Image
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Cover Image
Little Fires Everywhere Cover Image
Nyxia Cover Image
They Both Die at the End Cover Image
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Cover Image


The Count of Monte Cristo Cover Image
Moby Dick Cover Image
A Tale of Two Cities Cover Image
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales Cover Image
Don Quixote Deluxe Edition Cover Image
Treasure Island Cover Image

Book Club Books

The Sense of an Ending Cover Image
Homegoing Cover Image
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
Kitchens of the Great Midwest Cover Image
A Room with a View Cover Image
The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cover Image