Cozy Used Bookshop in the North Georgia Mountains

You Won’t Get Literary Withdrawals Visiting the North Georgia Mountains

A gray and white cat perched on a table in a bookstore. The walls are a calming light blue and are decorated with framed photos.

If you’re a book-lover, you probably never want to be far from a bookstore. Luckily you won’t have to when you visit the north Georgia mountains. Mt. Yonah Book Exchange is a regional used book store that houses over 15,000 books and is everything you’re looking for in a cozy, local shop.

Part of what draws folks to the north Georgia mountains is their need for peace and tranquility in their otherwise busy, hectic lives. One step into the Mt. Yonah Book Exchange will have you understand why so many folks describe this place as a warm and restful space for you to get lost in the world of books. The shelves are well-organized, and the selection is huge. There are plenty of comfy chairs and a reading room, so you can sit down and stay awhile.

As cozy as their space is, the real comfort comes from the friendly owners Ellen and Connie, who will do whatever it takes to get the right books into the right hands. If they do not have the book you are looking for, they are happy to special order it for you. Browse their local travel guides and maps for ideas for your next adventure or take a peek at their local and regional author section for a taste of southern mountain culture. Don’t forget to greet the store mascot, Daisy–although the friendly kitty will probably greet you first!

What Others Are Saying

A photo of a sign in the bookstore that reads, "Great books here".

“Everything a book store should be!  You are greeted when you enter, either by one of the amazing proprietors, or the real boss of the place, Daisy.” —docparker2015, Trip Advisor

“We never travel without checking out the local used bookstores…a pleasant addition to our leisurely trip.” —MDE365, Trip Advisor

“If you love books and the comfort of community, you will love this [store]” Candy G, Trip Advisor

“The way book shopping should be.” —Amy A, Trip Advisor

Make A Trip Of It

The Mt. Yonah Book Exchange is located just outside of Cleveland, GA on Helen Highway towards Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. It’s the perfect place to stop at on your way to other Cleveland attractions such as Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Serenity Cellars, Loganberry Heritage Farms, or the North Georgia Zoo. If you’re in need of a delicious meal, Clyde’s Table & Tavern is a good choice.

You’ll know you’ve found the store when you see the big locomotive outside. When you’re made some good selections, bring your new-to-you books back to Lucille’s to curl up near the fireplace featured in each of our Mountain View rooms! Book now!

A retired locomotive engine sits outside the bookstore. A sign that reads, "BOOKS", is nearby.

Mt. Yonah Book Exchange
3779 Helen Highway
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706) 219-1565
Open: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.