McKay Used Books, CDs, Movies & More

McKay Used Books, CDs, Movies & More

Bookstore, Record Shop, and General Entertainment
230 Papermill Place Way (at Papermill Rd.), Knoxville, TN 37919, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Welcome to McKay! We are a fast-paced, high-volume, one-of-a-kind shopping destination for people who love books, music, movies, and video games.


Based on 239 votes

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  • Ranked #2 for bookstores in Knoxville
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    Shandie H.
    "The amount they give for trade seems to get smaller and smaller!"(5 Tips)
    Ron H.
    "Great plave to find used books, music or videos."(3 Tips)
    Angie M.
    "Lots of books movies games and music"(2 Tips)
    Tesa P.
    "Huge selection of books, DVDs, video games, and more."(4 Tips)
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  • Aaron S.

    The video game classics

    Aaron Shackelford · 1 week ago
  • Thomas B.

    Huge selection. Pop sci books tend to be super cheap.

  • Jinger D.

    Cheap books and movies you would never expect to be there

    Jinger Duggar · June 8
  • Michael B.

    Awful place for games, if you're here strictly for games/systems you'll see they're not very cheap and you might as well get new ones elsewhere.

    Michael Berger · June 5
  • Katie V.

    The employees were absolutely worthless at helping locate a specific title. She wouldn't even come out from behind the counter.

    Katie Van Petten · March 30
  • Olivia P.

    I personally do not like this place. They have a lot of books, but never any books that I actually need (such as Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck). The atmosphere is creepy and unsettling as well.

    Olivia Peters · March 21
  • Tesa P.

    Love this place! Huge selection of books, DVDs, video games, and more. You can even get the vintage video games here.

    Tesa Patterson · March 6
  • Greta M.

    Everything is good here.

    Greta Moody · December 16, 2014
  • Lorraine L.

    Music! Books! Free money for trades!

    Lorraine Lawrence · September 8, 2014
  • Melissa L. Brinley

    Each time I visit my hometown, I make a point to visit McKays! I love browsing the cookbook isle for hidden gems.

    Melissa L. Brinley · August 11, 2014
  • Stephanie P.

    A lot of their paperbacks cost more used than new. When I asked about this the girl laughed at me and said that they were not competing with anyone else and they could charge whatever they wanted to!

    Stephanie Parish · July 31, 2014
  • Matt H.

    I really enjoined this place

    Matt Hall · March 14, 2014
  • Jennifer B.

    Great place to shop for movies & everything. If you want something & you have the money, I'd advise you to get it because it's probably an 85% chance that it won't be there the next time you visit.

    Jennifer Baker · February 17, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Tons of books, CDs, DVDs and video games

    Andrew Wiseman · November 27, 2013
  • Eric B.

    You can find some good deals at McKay's, but buyer beware: they don't always give a good trade value for your items, and sometimes their DVD/Blu-ray/videogame prices are higher than new!

    Eric Baker · October 23, 2013
  • Angie M.

    Great selection of movies books games and stuff good prices. Love this place

    Angie Maner · August 2, 2013
  • Angie M.

    Lots of books movies games and music for a great price ...... i love this place

    Angie Maner · August 2, 2013
  • Matt W.

    Great place for like minded smart people. Come see some smart comedians August 21st, 2013 at The Well for more info

    Matt Ward · July 25, 2013
  • Angela R.

    Awesome place. Very fast checkout. Luv the free bin outside;-) found an old dictionary dated 1939

    Angela Raum · July 11, 2013
  • Ginni N.

    Love this place.

    Ginni Nightsky · April 14, 2013
  • Allison G.

    You cant sell a used Game of Thrones season 2 for $41.99 when Target has it new for $29.99!

    Allison Gill · March 8, 2013
  • Eunice H.

    It can be very difficult to find a specific item. Also watch the prices, some stuff is more expensive than buying new. If looking for kids' books, it's a gold mine.

    Eunice Hernández-Hudson · March 1, 2013
  • Shandie H.

    The amount they give for trade seems to get smaller and smaller! Shame too since this seems like the only place to go.

    Shandie Howell · November 26, 2012
  • Freq

    I am a recovering McKay addict. My floor almost collapsed under the weight of so many books. I bought a Nook and I think it may have saved the lives of myself and my family. Be warned readers.

    Freq · October 2, 2012
  • Crystal S.

    Love this place!

    Crystal Sharp Dishner · September 18, 2012
  • Chris J.

    Best place to come when strapped for cash and bored

    Chris Johns · August 18, 2012
  • Nathan R. has nothing on peopleofmckays!!

    Nathan Robinson · July 29, 2012
  • Clif

    Watch their prices. Graphic novels, movies, popular books, and games are often more expensive here than they are brand new.

    Clif · July 17, 2012
  • Tiffani

    My allergies go crazy when I come here from all the dust and mold from other peoples homes. I know this is not their fault, but just be warned you may be sneezy while waiting a long time for your #.

    Tiffani · July 16, 2012
  • Brittany D.

    Be prepared to wait forever to get a receipt for your books!

    Brittany Davidson · May 20, 2012
  • Brian S.

    Thanks for wasting my time and fuel!

    Brian Sheldon · February 13, 2012
  • Brian S.

    I went to the Knoxville Mckay last night Sun Feb 13 2012. I got there at 6:30 they closed at 7:00 and they would not let me bring my trades in.The rules are 30 minutes before closing Mckay employees!

    Brian Sheldon · February 13, 2012
  • Charley S.

    The check-in special is a joke. "We're not affiliated with that." Fail.

    Charley Sexton · February 11, 2012
  • Josh S.

    Non book Items here are not as cheap as other stores.

    Josh Schwartz · December 17, 2011
  • Lindsey G.

    I bought 6 movies. Three of which were brand new and never opened. All for under $20 total! Will definitely be going back for books. Incredible place.

    Lindsey Gardner · December 2, 2011

    If you look for it you can prob find it. McKay rocks

    DJERICB.COM · August 30, 2011
  • Kendra E.

    The prices seem to have gone up with the move from the old store. I can still spend quite a while just browsing, but I haven't really purchased from here much in a while.

    Kendra Ellis · May 24, 2011
  • Megan B.

    Not only the best used Bookstore in Knoxville!! But in East Tennessee!!!

    Megan Bright · May 11, 2011
  • Jennie C.

    It's one of those stores you think you'll spend 5 minutes but you end up spending 2 hours there. Addictive! Full of childhood memories!

    Jennie Chan · May 3, 2011
  • Kasey B.

    McKay now has t-shirts for sale!!!

    Kasey Bryan · March 2, 2011
  • Kristina

    Love McKay's but I am getting frustrated with constantly finding used books and movies that are actually more expensive than buying the same item new.

    Kristina · February 25, 2011
  • Jay A.

    the place to go for books videos and games

    Jay Alexander · January 25, 2011
  • Kasey B.

    Check out the new return policy!

    Kasey Bryan · January 6, 2011
  • Erin C.

    One of my favorite places ever. Cheap books and movies! Check back often. Books go in and out quickly.

    Erin Caracappa · January 2, 2011
  • Michelle C.

    Only bookstore in K-Town with a glass elevator.

    Michelle C · September 26, 2010
  • Ron H.

    Great plave to find used books, music or videos. Reasonable prices, and decent trade in values.

    Ron Higdon · July 17, 2010
  • Kel W.

    You should buy a used book here.

    Kel Way · July 9, 2010
  • Jay D.

    Looking for Archatecture Books for my 13 year old!

    Jay Davis · February 23, 2010
  • jonathan d.

    McKay's is one of the best things the city of Knoxville has to offer!

    jonathan douglas · February 7, 2010

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