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Our Place

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Address: Highway 321 at Cricket Hollow Road, Cosby, TN 37722
Phone Number:
+1 423-487-4565
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Unique shop, new & used books, organic coffees, gifts, mugs, concrete...

Unique shop, new & used books, organic coffees, gifts, mugs, concrete statues, dvd's, cd's, souvenirs, walking sticks, candles, t-shirts; locally made items, A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING! Open year round!

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Book Lovers Paradise!

Found this to be a wonderful gem of a bookstore...More than 100,000 books available... Everyone in our family found something to curl up with...And even better than the selection... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Lisa K
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros: Not only are books everywhere on the shelves, but there are so many they're stacked on the floors and if they could find a way to hang them from the ceiling, they'd be there too. If you want a specific book, they probably have it. If you want a specific author, they have that too most likely. Owner seems... More 

Thank gypsyheart49
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Found this to be a wonderful gem of a bookstore...More than 100,000 books available... Everyone in our family found something to curl up with...And even better than the selection was the warm and friendly staff and atmosphere...I recommend taking a trip here! They brew some of the tastiest coffee around and we'll definitely return as this place leaves it's mark...

Thank Lisa K
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Mrs. raved about this shop so much so that we had to call back the next day for additional treasure hunting. She needed to acquire a lamp which has been nestled in its box for three months now. When we first arrived at Our Place, the proprietor asked if we wanted some coffee. The wife enthusiastically appreciated this heartfelt... More 

1 Thank James E
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A bit of everything...huge selection of used books & dvd's ,statuary & salt lamps & crystals & specialty COFFEE !!! So much to see !! A veritable treasure trove !! You will not want to leave... browse to your hearts content & sip a cup of fresh brewed coffee & even buy a bag to take home !!

Thank sherryg_tn63
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You must stop in at Our Place! They have an amazing collection of books at fantastic prices as well as the BEST organic coffee. They also have many other unique items for sale. The owners are so nice - in fact they let us sample a new organic coffee blend called Smoky Mountain Blend which they will be selling soon... More 

Thank Pam M
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Could spend hours just browsing and drinking fantastic coffee. Vicki smells the soaps and coffees while I look around for special books for the Great grandchildren to start their reading skills. The owners are so friendly and helpful. This place is on our list to visit every time we are in Gatlinburg. I research what authors I want to read... More 

Thank lynnsmuts
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

very friendly owner, large selection of books, get you a cup a coffee and a good book, gifts and cement pieces for the yard I'll be back

Thank cubbie0662
Brighton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this quirky shop on our way to the Smokies and asked the lady if she would be interested in trading some books. She was, and explained how the trade worked in her shop, but then she seemed rather grumpy that we didn't want any coffee and were just there for her book business. When we showed her... More 

Thank lacm2016
luv2travelaround4, Manager at Our Place, responded to this review

We greet everyone who walks in the door & always ask if they'd like coffee. When they stated they were from the UK, they were also offered tea, which they declined. The books they brought in to trade were not to our standards (older & smelly, & we just didn't need them), so they acted insulted & left the books... More 

Newport, Tennessee
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I love the selection of books and vinyl records in this place. I was able to completely decorate my recording studio with items that I gathered from this location. If you have old books you aren't wanting anymore they offer trade deals which you could put toward a new book to read.

Thank Skeewbaru
Easton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great little book and coffee shop, truly a hidden gem. Owners were very kind and friendly and the rare and old book selections are great.

Thank Katerina L

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