The Corner Book Store in Sandpoint


In today’s age with Kindles and iPads, it’s getting more and more difficult to find a really good bookstore. But right in downtown Sandpoint, locals and tourists can find a gem of a bookstore — a little library almost.

The Corner Book Store, owned by Jim Orbaugh, has been in business since October 1997, and its wide array of books shows it! Don’t be fooled by the looks of it. It may seem small from the outside, but The Corner Book Store has treasures beyond your imagination. Fiction, non-fiction, new, used, sports, romance, poetry, science fiction, children, you name it, they probably have it.

The Corner Book Store is located at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue. [Photos: Jule Paul; January 2013]

The Corner Book Store is located at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue. [Photos: Jule Paul; January 2013]

Though the store no longer buys books, it still sells and trades new as well as used ones. Special orders are welcome. The Corner Book Store also offers a free search service.
Jim Orbaugh (left) is the owner of The Corner Book Store in Sandpoint. [Photos: Jule Paul; January 2013]

Jim Orbaugh (left) is the owner of The Corner Book Store in Sandpoint. [Photos: Jule Paul; January 2013]

The Corner Book Store offers a wide array of products, including books, maps, post cards and much more. [Photos: Jule Paul; January 2013]

The Corner Book Store in Sandpoint offers a wide array of products, including new and used books, maps, postcards and much more. [Photos: Jule Paul; January 2013]

Where is The Corner Book Store?

The Corner Book Store is located, well, on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street.

The exact address is
106 Main Street
Sandpoint, ID
(208) 265-2886
Email: cornerbooks@frontier.com

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
The Corner Book Store is located on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street in Sandpoint. [Photo: Jule Paul; January 2013]

The Corner Book Store is located on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street. [Photo: Jule Paul; January 2013]