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


It’s a brand new year!

Welcome 2018!   The Purple Cat is two years old! Now is a great time to visit your new favorite book shop, The Purple Cat!  Here’s what’s new with us:

  •  Your new favorite book shop has become a mini gallery, showcasing 12 local artists and seven local authors. We’re pleased to promote local talent. Read on for some details.
  • Local historian Parker Anderson’s  two newest books are “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 several other local authors‘ books available:  Rick Sprain,  Kasey Shaver,  Russ Womack,  Jane Ryan, Heidi Thomas & Greg Picard. These books have a variety of subjects, from children’s titles to women in rodeo to mystery.
  • We have other fun things, too!  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, available in several sizes & designs.
  • There’s plenty to choose from for kids,  young people & teens. We added a shelf of Youth Classics.
  • There’s a section in our shop called Fabulous Finds!  There are Southwestern subjects, movie & TV titles and interesting specialty books.  Browse here & find a treasure!
  • Don’t miss our sale bookcase.  There’s always some good buys there. 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 display artwork  from twelve local artists in our shop.  Not only does this art enhance our shop but the work is for sale.  Stop in and see these gorgeous, one-of-a-kind 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 photo art. She also has a display of note cards.
  • Max D Harper displays a selection of local landscape photos.
  • Amelia  Delome offers close up photo nature studies.  Beautiful!
  • JoAnn Moon brings her talent in photo art here from Colorado.
  • Heidi Raves has a watercolor and acrylic on display.
  • Pat Elliott offers photos from Jerome & creates his own wooden frames.
  • Joel Schochet  brought us dramatic art photos.
  • Dominic Valk has one stunning charcoal piece.
  • Night Zamora‘s work shows a close up wolf and a bunkhouse scene.
  • Christy Garavetto displays macro photos of flowers & insects.

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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