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Want to enjoy a cup of coffee while your little ones play?

Come into Grounds and enjoy our children's section!

Grab a cup of our famous Highlander Grogg and immerse yourself in the thousands of used books, records and comic books in our ever changing inventory.

In addition to coffee and pastries, Grounds For Thought has the area’s largest selection of used books and a regularly rotating selection of used records and comics. From classic literature, to romance novels, to vintage jazz and blues, our shop offers thousands of items sure to enhance your collection or appease the connoisseur on your shopping list.

Our collection of over 250,000 used books is organized by genre, making browsing easy and fun. Not sure where to look? Looking for a specific title? Just ask and we will be happy to direct you the appropriate section.

With publications dates spanning three centuries, our inventory is constantly evolving each week. In addition to reduced prices on paperbacks, keep an eye out for our annual “Incredible GFT Used Book Sale” with thousands of titles at blow-out prices.

What do Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, Stephen King and a reproduction 1905 Sears and Roebuck catalog all have in common? They can all be found in Grounds For Thought’s used book inventory. Classic literature, drama, contemporary biographies, text books, cookbooks and novels representing every genre line the shelves in one of Northwest Ohio’s largest selections of used books at budget prices.

Grounds For Thought offers gently used records representing the best of jazz, blues, country, classical rock and related genres. From Wild Bill Davidson to David Bowie to Beethoven to Willie Nelson, our collection of used budget records is sure to please even the most eclectic music lovers.


Our stock of used records generally falls in the $3 to $6 price range, offering young collectors new to the pleasures of vinyl…and old collectors who may have sold off their prized collections when CDs and digital music took over… a chance to pick up classic copies of cool records at even cooler prices.

Every used record is hand inspected, cleaned and given a new dust jacket and plastic cover (if necessary) to ensure hours of scratch-free listening enjoyment.

Our inventory is constantly rotating each week, with hundreds of “new” used records going in the racks…but hurry because they go quick!

From classic and contemporary Marvel and DC superheroes to niche collections, Grounds For Thought offers a large selection of used comics spanning most of the 20 and 21st centuries. You will be amazed at the items that show up in our inventory, some of which certainly brings back a bit of childhood nostalgia for our patrons.


All comics are hand inspected, displayed and sold in a quality plastic sleeves. Have a special request? Just let us know and we will keep any eye out for that special piece of classic comic history just for you.

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