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A book is the one thing, the one product, that is forever new.

Deborah Meyler, “The Bookstore”

Welcome to A Novel Escape!

This beloved bookshop, nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina, has been a fixture of the Franklin community for over 13 years. In 2019 the store was purchased by Liz, who continues the legacy of the booksellers before her with great care and love for all who enter.

A Novel Escape has the largest selection of used & new books in western North Carolina. In addition to over 14,000 books, you will also find a robust children’s section, puzzles, DVD movies, audiobooks on CD, vintage collectible books, greeting cards, and gifts.

We love what we do, and we love our customers! Stop by to meet Liz and her Golden Retriever Brody, and find escape in a great book!



Trade-In Policy

We are happy to accept your gently used books for store credit. Click here to read our policy!



We get excited about seeing your smiling faces at our special events, which will be resuming soon! Click here to see the calendar and get info about upcoming events.


Shop Online

We have several options for you to find the books you want while still supporting our small business! Click here to find links to our online sources.





I highly recommend A Novel Escape, and try to visit every time I’m in Franklin. Great selection of books, the owner is friendly and helpful, and Brody is the best book store dog ever.




Marvelous used book store in Franklin. Huge selection and highly organized. Give yourself plenty of time, lots to see.







A place to find literary treasures in beautiful Franklin, North Carolina!



Get in Touch

Let us know what books you are looking for – we are happy to find them for you!



60 E Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734




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