Rick's Recycled Books

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739 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14607 [Directions]
Monday - Saturday: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sunday: Noon to 5:00PM
585 442 4920
Wheelchair Accessible

Rick's Recycled Books is a book store on Monroe Avenue that stocks over 25,000 books and movies. From science fiction and fantasy to literature, contemporary fiction, and history, Rick's has it all. Paperbacks usually go for $2.50-3 each, while hardcovers are priced as marked. Rick's also has a shelf of DVDs for $7 and some old VHS tapes for $2 each.

Rick's is a member of the Rochester Area Booksellers Association.

Rick's was awarded "Best place to pick up 80's movies on the cheap" in City Newspaper's 'Best Of Rochester' Critics' Choice Awards in 2008.1

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2006-09-21 08:44:11   Rick has an awesome collection of books, he is very helpful and have always provided excellent customer support. He is a very big asset to the Monroe Ave area. —RavenTubiolo

2007-01-04 14:23:40   Awesome place! You can walk out of there with a huge armload of books for less than $20. —BadFish

2007-01-04 17:39:57   Rick is wonderful. He always knows what to point me toward, always knows exactly where a given author is located and has a great selection of every imaginable genre and knowledge of the authors within! —DeniseElliott

2007-11-07 15:18:00   AWESOME place! he remembers me when i come in and remembers the authors i like and tells me if i got something new in. i love it there!!! —MissGia

2008-05-30 21:16:36   Rick has quite a bit of books and a growing collection of DVDs. While the DVDs are the most competitively priced the books are- in fact it's possible to walk out with 2 bags/boxes of books for under 40$. Ricks' very accommodating and if you call to say you're on your way he's been known to wait up. There's a new store that's just opened and he can courier books back and forth between the two- I picked up an entire series (12 books) in this manner with no effort on my part ('cept cracking the wallet). Definitely high upon my list I stop there once a month at least. Give him a wish list and he'll also do a great job in trying to fill it. You should note tho that if you collect SciFi or Fantasy that winter in Rochester is hard on book collectors- they don't let them go- so get your bargains in the summer. —Purduephotog

2009-09-06 19:25:57   Perfect place to browse. But if you're looking for a specific book, make sure to call ahead. —KRDoyle

2010-02-13 11:57:21   I was impressed by the quality and variety of items in stock, many in excellent, near-new condition. Prices are quite reasonable. The aisles are rather crowded, and if dust bothers you you may have a problem. Note that the posted opening time of 7AM only applies when the owner is on the premises — the official opening time seems to be 10AM. —RWWTaylor

2011-05-31 20:41:22   I live above Rick's Recycled Books for years. Rick knows his stuff about his books and what is in the store. Always willing to help, I strongly recommend the store. —MichaelWolfe

2013-02-04 20:16:19   This place. It is incredible. A true Rochester gem. —EileenF

2013-02-04 21:34:02   Disclaimer:that picture must've been taken when the place was new, 'cause I've NEVER seen a single shelf as organized as that one is! In fact, I **might** call the place a 5h!thOl3, if it weren't a really good place to find good used books cheap. If you are looking for anything in particular, you must ask Rick, because you won't find it in that mess on your own. But, you might find something even more interesting. It's like the House of Guitars, except it's books. and Rick isn't nearly as crazy as Armand is, either. —alex-c

2013-02-04 21:42:17   Uh, I took that picture just last year. And I've always been able to find what I was looking for, so I don't know what your difficulty was. —EileenF