Welcome to your
New Favorite Book Shop!

The Purple Cat used bookstore in Prescott AZ welcomes you!!

Our selection of gently used books is fabulous!  We get great feedback daily and enjoy meeting & welcoming customers.  In addition to used books, we have some interesting book related merchandise to offer.

  • There is an assortment of 3-D bookmarks which are eye-popping.
  • We have some hard-to-find book lights and gorgeous book bags.
  • Purple Cat Gift Certificates are available for purchase.
  • There is also a variety of one-of-a-kind bookends scattered through the shop.
  • And just for fun, we have coin purses.  OK, maybe those aren’t book related, but they sure are fun!
  • We have audiobooks!

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The Purple Cat is on Facebook!

Store Hours

Mon. – Fri. |  10am – 5pm

Saturday | 10am – 3pm

Closed Sunday


Spring and Summer ……Ahhh!

Spring and summer in Prescott!  It’s a great time to visit your new favorite book shop, The Purple Cat!  Here’s what’s new with us:

  • Local historian Parker Anderson  released two new books in the last year: “Wicked Prescott” with stories of Prescott’s history and “Story of a Hanged Man”, the tale of Fleming Parker.  You will find signed copies at our shop, along with his other titles.
  • We have three other local authors:  Rick Sprain  wrote “Yavapai County” in the Postcard History series. Kasey Shaver is both the author & artist for her book, “Dandy The Lion” in our children’s section. Karen vanPrice offers “God Made Organics, not GMOs”.
  • We have great suggestions for gifts any time of the year!  Our 3-D book marks are popular with amazing designs.   Our coin purses are cute and practical and especially nice with a gift certificate tucked inside.  Don’t forget a fabulous book bag, too.
  • For something truly special, consider a one of a kind piece of art from our selection by  local artists……see details below.
  • There’s a new section in our shop called Fabulous Finds!  There are leather bound classics, art books, movie & TV titles and interesting specialty books.  Browse here & find a treasure!
  • We have some good buys in our half price sale section.  Please remember book credits or coupons are not accepted on clearance purchases.
  • If you’re planning a road trip, pick up a few audio books to help the miles go faster.

Of course, browse our great selection of good used books! There’s something for everyone.

Local Artists:  We are proud to feature six local artists’ works in our shop.  Not only does this art enhance our shop but the work is for sale.  Stop in and see these gorgeous pieces.

  • Brien Hawke does intricate pen & inks in his Broken Orb series.
  • Susan Congdon’s work is oil on canvas of horses.
  • Marti Huzarski captures local wildlife in her photographs and prints them on metal. She recently added a display of note cards.
  • Max D Harper, displays a selection of local landscape photos.
  • Our newest artist, Amelia  Delome, offers close up photo floral studies.  Beautiful!

Tell your friends and we’ll see you soon,




You can now request up to two books using our online Book Request Page. We’ll notify you by email when your book makes an appearance at The Purple Cat!

We have audiobooks too!

Our audio books are NEW manufacturer’s overstock, still in shrink wrap & priced 30% below list price. We accept used audio books as well for store credit.

Book credit policy

We encourage customers to bring in their gently used books or audio books for book credits.  Here’s how it works.

  •  For each book we take, you will receive $1 book credit (more for new and/or specialty books).
  • When you purchase books or audio books, you may use your book credits for up to 1/3 of your purchase.
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