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Underground Books

Josh Niesse and Megan Bell
102 Alabama Street
Carrollton, GA  30117
United States
Opening Hours
Our online inventory at is browsable in person at our Carrollton office by appointment only, with general open hours 10am to 4pm. Our general used and new bookstore, with a limited, showcased selection of rare books from, is open 11am to 6pm 7 days a week.

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Underground Books is an online rare and antiquarian bookshop as well as a brick and mortar general bookstore of the same name in downtown Carrollton, Georgia. Sister store Hills & Hamlets Bookshop is located in the nearby planned eco-community of Serenbe.

Co-owners Josh Niesse and Megan Bell met in 2011, just 10 days or so after Josh opened the doors of Underground Books, literally underground, several steps below street level in a 100-year-old basement in our historic downtown. Megan, an English student at the University of West Georgia, walked in, fell down the rabbit hole, and never left! Reader, we married in May of 2014, under the book arch that now resides at the bookshop. We are both proud alumni of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS), and Megan additionally of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and of the ABAA Women’s Initiative Mentorship Program.

We have two open bookshops that carry new, used, bargain, rare, and antiquarian books, as well as our online office, impossible without our incredible team of booksellers, including two fellow CABS graduates, Miranda McMillan and Suzanne Carnes.

Like many booksellers with open brick-and-mortar stores, we are passionate generalists, but our specialties are in decorative publisher's cloth bindings; fairy tales, folklore, and mythology; popular science and natural history; the occult; and fine press books.

Shop, support, and socialize with us at Underground Books:

~ Subscribe to our once-a-month featured rare book newsletter

~ Shop rare and collectible books, literary candles, and merch at

~ Visit us at Underground Books in Carrollton or Hills & Hamlets Bookshop in Serenbe

~ Buy your new books from us and browse our staff picks at

~ Shop digital audiobooks or subscribe at

~ Follow us at @underground_bks on Instagram, TikTok, or Underground Books Carrollton on Facebook


  • Bindings
  • Modern first editions
  • Natural history
  • Fairy Tales
  • Folklore
  • Antiquarian Books

Other Specialities

Publisher's cloth bindings; fine press

Underground Books

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Sales Information

Items Subject to Prior Sale All items on our website are subject to prior sale. Occasionally items listed for sale will have already sold in one of our brick & mortar stores or on another website, and may not have been removed from the website yet. We update it daily, sometimes multiple times a day, but on occasion an item purchased may no longer be available. Orders are typically confirmed within one business day of being placed. Guarantee We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on our website. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason at all, you may return your item for a full refund within 30 days of the purchase date. If the error is ours, we will also pay the return shipping. We are genuinely interested in cultivating sincere relationships with our customers, and we want you to be happy with your purchases. If there's a problem, let us know. Shipping Terms Orders will ship within 2 business days, usually faster. If your book order is heavy or oversized, or is a full set of books, shipping may be higher. Free item tracking numbers come with every purchase (domestic). Please contact us for an international shipping quote today.