About Our Shop

General Information

McDowell's Emporium is an open shop, located in a little old house off N. Main St. in Anderson, South Carolina that is brimming with used, out-of-print, and select new hardback and paperback books. Our inventory includes most major categories with large selections of Literature/Fiction, Children's, Religion, Mysteries/Thrillers, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction, Regional, and Cookbooks. We currently have 9,000+ books in our ever-growing online inventory with more than 35,000 in the shop. We package our books with profound care and ship daily during weekdays.


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Book Images

Most images are actual scans of the books. New listings that are added to the website daily will contain images, however you will notice a rather large back log of books that do not contain images. While we are working steadily to have all books on the website scanned, it is a long and tedious process. If a book you are interested in does not have an image and you would like to see one, please send us an email to [email protected] and we will be more than happy to send you one.


Book Conditions

We use the Independent Online Booksellers Association's standard grading system to describe the condition of our books. Click here for a complete explanation of their grading system.


Driving Directions & Map

Take exit 19-A (Clemson Blvd.) off I-85 towards Anderson. Stay on Clemson Blvd / North Main St until you see the North Anderson Fire Station on the RIGHT (approximately 5 miles). The next RIGHT will be Oak Drive. We are the second house on the RIGHT. 


From Anderson University: Follow Boulevard towards North Main Street, and turn right onto N Main St. Turn left at the 2nd light onto Oak Drive, we are the second house on the RIGHT. 


Coming from downtown Anderson, travel North Main Street toward the Mall, pass McDougald's Funeral Home on the left, go through the traffic light and turn left at the first side street which is Oak Drive.



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