Books N Things first opened its doors as a used bookstore to trade and sell books on August 19, 1977. The original location was in a strip mall on 77 Sunshine Strip. The owners were Jesse and Mary Watson. In 1979 the store moved to its present location at 523 North First Street, Harlingen Texas. We are proud to say our location is on Lots 4-5 and 6 of the Original Township of Harlingen. Mr. and Mrs. Watson continued to operate the store until July of 2004 when it was purchased by the present owner, Patricia Puckett. Catherine Gomez started work as the manager of Books N Things in June of 1986 under Mr. and Mrs. Watson, and we are happy to say, is still with us today as our present Manager.
We have a large inventory in a variety of catagories on our website and even more in the store itself. Come by and introduce yourself and browse our store if you are in Harlingen. We look forward to it.