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Coas Books

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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If you love books, this is the place

If you visit Las Cruces and need something to read, this is the place. Coas is a huge reseller of... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Local Bookstore

Excellent used bookstore in the downtown area with many good books and friendly staff. I was able... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
El Paso, Texas
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Aug 10, 2018
“If you love books, this is the place”
Oct 25, 2017
“Local Bookstore”
Coas Books is New Mexico’s largest second-hand bookstore with more than 500,000 books in stock! We have an incredible selection of new and used books — including regional and out-of-print books —, CDs, DVDs, Vinyl, VHS, audio books, and games. Coas...more
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317 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1279
+1 575-524-8471
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

While visiting the Saturday market on Main Street we popped into Coas Books. I had no idea what I was getting into! This place is huge, extremely clean and well laid out. Not your typical little used book store. There are easily hundreds of thousands...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

If you visit Las Cruces and need something to read, this is the place. Coas is a huge reseller of books. I've been visiting this place for over 30 years and they never disappoint. They have a massive selection of fiction and nonfiction books on...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Excellent used bookstore in the downtown area with many good books and friendly staff. I was able to find some children's books in French for my class.

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Love, love this place ... lots of selection in all genres. Well organized & friendly staff to help. Puzzles, vinyls, books on cd, hard backs, paper packs, collectibles ... they've got it all.

1  Thank KatherineH309
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We go the downtown square a lot and one the mandatory stops is Coas Bookstore. Wall to wall and aisle to aisle are book from everything and really good prices. I even bought books for grad school here when I was in grad school. I...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed June 7, 2017

This has been called the best bookstore in NM and I can't disagree. It is to NM what Powell's is to Portland. I didn't even get in the front door but spent about a half hour browsing the $1 racks outside! The clerks graciously agreed...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The Coas Bookstore is a long standing pillar of our community. The art of reading books is not lost! This store has a wide range of literature to choose from and is a quiet and relaxing place to sit and read at. Also, their sister...More

1  Thank ElPatronCafe
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Be ready to spend a lot of time here! There are a lot of books under one roof. Very helpful stafff and great finds!

1  Thank Becky M
Reviewed April 4, 2017

This book store is downtown and is very large. They have an excellent selection of used books and some new books mostly by local writers. Very close of a good Mexican restaurant - Rosie's.

1  Thank Pippadude
Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is such a great bookstore. If you're really into books, you can find rare and out-of-print titles, and some beautiful old editions, for very reasonable prices. They have books in every genre imaginable, and their literature section is especially fabulous. They are very customer-oriented,...More

1  Thank Kaoru T
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I love this book store. Not only a good place to spend sometime on a hot day, but also a great place to save money on books! Check out their credit program!

1  Thank Cearaangel
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