Prospero’s Books

Founded in 1997 Prospero’s Books is a used book store that buys, sells, and trades books. Located on the historic 39th street within a mile of KU Medical Center.

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by Sydney Waldron, Snapchat and Facebook Editor

Sophomore Brighid Raymer uses a retro telephone in the basement of Prospero’s Books. Many of the decorations are from old stores in Kansas City. photo by Sydney Waldron
A stack of old books are arranged in a tower. Many of the books that are not sold for years are repurposed into these book towers around the store. photo by Sydney Waldron
A stack of old books are arranged in a tower. Many of the books that are not sold for years are re-purposed into these book towers around the store. photo by Sydney Waldron
Records sit by the second floor window. In addition to books, Prospero’s also buys, sells and trades records. photo by Sydney Waldron
The neon book store sign lights up the window on an overcast day. Prospero’s Books is an independent bookstore that opened in 1997. photo by Sydney Waldron
Sophomore Brighid Raymer glances at the books outside on display. Prospero’s Books is located on 39th street in Kansas City, and is less than a mile away from the KU Medical Center. photo by Sydney Waldron
Sophomore Brighid Raymer looks at books right outside the store. In 2010, Prospero’s Book broke international record for the longest poetry reading ever which was 120 hours, five days straight. photo by Sydney Waldron.
A view of Prospero’s extensive dvd collection.The randomness and retro art match the randomness and retro books DVDs, and records that they sell.photo by Syndey Waldron