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McKay's, Chattanooga

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Centrally located Chattanooga hotels offer comfortable rooms just a walk from the city's best shops, restaurants, and museums. Staying in the middle of everything can cost a bundle, so if you're traveling on a budget or simply prefer a bed and breakfast atmosphere, consider staying farther away from the central part of townwhile on holiday. Most budget-friendly inns located along the free electric shuttle route servicing the downtown area offer all the comforts of home at the fraction of the price charged by the big chains.
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  • Best bookstore ever!!!!! I always find goodies!!!! The staff is always so nice and helpful! I will continue to come here!!!  more »
  • I love this place it always has books you are looking for or a topic the library doesn't have on file. I also like the fact that you can buy dads and blu rays.  more »
  • I wish I'd had more than forty-five minutes to spend here; it was absolutely amazing. It's seriously kind of overwhelming. If you're into physical media of any sort, really, GO HERE.  more »
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  • Great place for what it is. You can find a lot to read, watch and listen to. The staff is out amongst the customers willing to help and they are very knowledgeable about the merchandise. They were slow in processing the books we turned in for credit but it was busy so we just kept looking around for more stuff to buy.
  • Since I only live maybe ten minutes away, McKay's is like a second home to me. I probably go two or three days a week just to browse and see what's new. I usually gain store credit back by trading in what I have previously bought from there. Recently, I've gotten attached to the multitudes of beanie babies they sell. My bookshelf is packed with novels and textbooks from McKay's. I buy my ds games from there too. All in all, it's always fun to visit because you never know what you might find that day.
  • Reading these reviews is sad. McKay has owned Chattanooga for so long that many people don't know any better. When I am occasionally there now (my child wants to go sometimes), the book prices vary between not that good and awful. Also, getting help is never going to happen. The few times I have ever gotten someone's attention on the floor, they were zero help. And I stopped trying to sell/trade anything with them well over a decade ago due to not being an idiotic sucker. My opinion, this store sucks tremendously for a variety of reasons. But again, they are the used place in Chattanooga. Our loss.
  • You want records? Go here. You want books? Go here. You want movies? Go here. You want Legos? Go here. You want video games? Go here. You see the pattern?
  • This is a staple place for us when we need new entertainment. The books they sell are typically in good to very good condition and the prices are fair. The video games are typically a little pricey however. I'm glad they employee cool and hip people that like to help. It's always busy in there, so be ready for the crowds.