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Paragraphs Bookstore continues a tradition of a downtown bookstore that began in Mount Vernon in the nineteenth century.  In a time of big-box stores and e-readers, Paragraphs is an independent, neighborhood bookstore, a place with real books, real people, and real conversations, and a reminder that the turning of a page will always take us where we wish to go.



Located at 229 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio, Paragraphs is thrilled to offer a much expanded instore book selection, as well as online sales, Kobo eBooks, and WiFi. 



Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Sat: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Sun: Closed



Lois K. Hanson

I taught language arts and social studies for thirty years. In 2003, I began working at Paragraphs Bookstore where I follow my love of reading non-fiction, fantasy, historical and young-adult fiction.

The best part of this job is when customers walk into the store, say, "I loved. . . (their last great read)," and I can suggest several books which I know they will enjoy. Or maybe the best part of the job is getting the perfect book into the hands of a young reader. Or is it talking to other book lovers about reading? Too many choices…


New This Week

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge) Cover Image
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Cover Image
Little Fires Everywhere Cover Image
Nyxia (Nyxia Triad) 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 (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
Moby Dick (Signet Classics) Cover Image
A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales (Word Cloud Classics) Cover Image
Don Quixote Deluxe Edition (Art of the Story) Cover Image
Treasure Island (Puffin Classics) Cover Image

Book Club Books

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