Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 pm – 4 pm

Private browsing still available upon request

We’re committed to fostering literacy, through affordable and free access to books, with the friendliest service around.

Shop over 30,000 used books, under $4.
All children’s books only $.99/each!

We offer a 10% discount for educatorsenroll today!

Bring in used books and media for store credit or ask for free, large-collection pickup. Used book donations are appreciated. See FAQs below for more information.

You can also support The Book Deal by making a purchase (or many!) through our affiliate programs: new books from bookshop.org and audiobooks from libro.fm.

Welcome WPR listeners and Larry Meiller book club participants!
Order your NEW COPY of
The Geography of Bliss
USED COPIES are available in-store for $4.99/each

Come visit Madison’s best deal for used books!
Purchase a Gift card (in-store purchases only).
For bookshop.org gift cards, please purchase them directly here.

Location: 319 W. Beltline HWY, Madison, WI 53713
next to EZPAWN off the Rimrock Road exit
Enter just to the left of EZPAWN, under the large, white 319 address numbers.

Phone: 608-571-7575


Where are you located?

We’re located at 319 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI. Next to EZPAWN.

Take the Rimrock Road exit (#262) off the Beltline, head South and take the first right on East Badger Road. About a half-mile and just past the pedestrian bridge is The Book Deal on your left.

Look for our exterior sign next to the 319 address numbers.

When are you open?


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 pm – 4 pm.

Private browsing is available upon request. Just give a call (608-571-7575) to set up an appointment outside of our open browsing time.

how many books do you have?

We have over 30,000 used books in over 60 categories, including thousands of Children’s and Young Adult books. All for under $4!

Do you sell anything other than books?

We have a growing CD, DVD, and Vinyl section and a small comic book and graphic novel section. We also have additional, vintage media – our stock rotates, but may include VHS, cassette tapes, LaserDiscs, etc.


What are your prices?

Adult Softcover $3.99
Adult Hardcover $3.99

Children’s Softcover & Hardcover $.99
Young Adult Softcover & Hardcover $2.99

CD’s $1.99
DVD’s $2.99
Blu-Ray $3.99

We accept Credit/Debit Cards (preferred) and cash (no large bills). Sorry, we don’t accept checks.

do you have a rewards program?

Yes, our VIBs (Very Important Booklovers) get the latest scoop on our upcoming deals and events.

It’s free to join and you get a FREE book just for signing up and more FREE books when you shop with us.

Plus, if you’re a current or former educator, we offer an additional 10% off everything in the store. Sign up and select “Yes” to the teacher/educator section.

when do you add inventory?

We’re adding new inventory every week! With our regular re-stocking and vast selection, we’ll always have new things for you to discover.

Like our Facebook page and pay attention to Tuesdays for a weekly sneak peek of our latest additions.

do you accept donations?

Yes, we gladly accept book donations – thank you! Simply bring them in during our business hours.

If you have a larger collection (over 100 books) to donate, please send us a direct message and we’d be happy to pick it up.

do you buy books?

Yes, we offer store credit for books that fit our criteria and are in salable condition (no damaged or ex-library books). Store credit can be used to purchase anything in the store and never expires. Just bring in the books you’d like to trade and we’d love to make you an offer.

We’ll usually be able to assess your books right away (within 10-15 minutes), but it does vary based on how many books you bring in and how busy the store is.

We do offer cash purchases for certain textbooks and larger book collections – please contact us to explore!

how much will you offer for books?

It depends! We make an offer based on the condition of the book and how it fits into our sales criteria.

Given the broad range of possible books and the need for us to evaluate their physical condition, we’re only able to make offers in-person.



i have more books than i can carry! can you help bring them into the store?

We’d love to help! Please call us (608-571-7575) from the parking lot and we’ll come out with a cart.

We also offer home pickups for large donations (over 100 books) and home visits for potential offers on large collections. Contact us to discuss!

what is your return policy?

All sales are final.




We’d love to hear from you!
The Book Deal 5.0 star rating 6 reviews
319 W Beltline Hwy
Ste 111
Madison, WI 53713

(608) 571-7575

Mike M.'s Review Mike M.
5.0 star rating

The best "hidden" bookstore in Madison with the friendliest staff ever.
I visit it at least once a week. Paperbacks are all $2.99 and hardcovers (even most...

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Paul V.'s Review Paul V.
5.0 star rating

The world is better with more reading. These folks are nice and helping better the world. Just keep walking down the hall, it's not a real.

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L X.'s Review L X.
5.0 star rating

It's everything it says it is.

It's books!

It's a deal!

Everything is the same price, i.e. paperbacks are a set price and hard covers are a set price. I...

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