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Our online inventory is just a sampling of what we have in stock. We have 50,000 additional titles in our retail store.   


"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, 
more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome."
 -William James,  American philosopher and psychologist


Cheap Kiss Records

"Hello vinyl collecting friends! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. 2014 saw some changes for us. If you've stopped by the store lately you will have noticed that. 2015 promises to bring about some more changes. We are doing our best to make your vinyl shopping experience at Cornerstone as good as it can be. That means more records with more variety. We now stock rock, pop, jazz, hard rock, classical, R&B, country, blues, soundtracks and whatever else we think you guys might want to hear. We are trying to carry a little something for everyone. Follow us at facebook.com/cheapkissrecords as that is where we post updates when we fill up the bins with new arrivals. We appreciate your support over the last few years. We couldn't do this without you. Thanks for helping us to keep vinyl alive!  -Pete, Cheap Kiss Records


In January and throughout 2015 we will focus our efforts on SCARCE, School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education).The SCARCE mission is to "Inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities."

SCARCE collects many items such as textbooks, school supplies, sewing supplies, keys, cell phones, etc. All of the donations that SCARCE receives will be recycled and distributed to people, schools and locations that will benefit from our generosity.  A full list of items that SCARCE is looking for appears on our "Cornerstone Cares" website page. Please bring your donations to the store and place them in the box provided in our foyer. Let us know you made a donation, and you will receive a coupon for a free used book. Making a difference doesn’t have to require lots of money or time. Every donation helps! I can’t wait to partner with you as we work together to meet the needs in our communities.

Gift Certificates - A Great Choice for the “hard-to-shop-for Person!

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Need a gift for someone special but are unsure what type of book they like? The Cornerstone Used Books Gift Certificate  is a perfect solution to your problem. Or, if they are avid record collectors, the Cheap Kiss Records Gift Certificate will allow them to pick out just the right albums to add to their collection. These gift certificates can be purchased for any denomination from $3.00 to $100.00+ and they never expire. Stop in today and pick up a Gift Certificate for that hard-to-shop-for special person.


Educator Discount Card - We are now offering an Educator Discount Card to all educators in our neighborhood.  When you present your card at checkout, we will take an additional 10% off your purchase of used books; you may also use any store credit you have available.  Please stop at the front counter to sign up for your Educator Discount Card the next time you visit the store. 

In-Store Coupon - Our monthly in-store coupon for January is now available. Click to view our January coupon. Print out the coupon and bring it with you to the store for redemption during the month of January. 

Great Deals for our Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers - We post promotions only on Facebook and Twitter that can be used at checkout when you purchase a book from our online inventory. We also offer sneak peeks of upcoming sales, FREE books and other promotions ONLY available to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers!

Cornerstone Blog - Check out the latest post on our Blog.

Michael Klaus Schmidt
The Adventures of the Salamander by Michael Klaus Schmidt, is a whimsical tale which follows the travels of Slippy the Salamander as he struggles to save his village from mean-spirited lizards. Meet Slippy’s friends, encounter strange creatures, and see the unusual and exotic places he visits in his efforts to return home to save his family.  
 For parents: This story is written for children of all ages, with detailed captions under each picture which, by themselves, tell the whole story in an easy-to-understand way for younger children. Older kids and adults can enjoy the main text of the story and learn all the details which are not included in the captions. 
 Michael Klaus Schmidt is an award winning artist and illustrator.  When he was five years old, with the help of his mom, Michael wrote and illustrated the first version of the "Adventures of the Salamander." Michael now has five children of his own and in order to encourage his children to read, he rewrote "The Adventures of the Salamander" in a way that allows it to be enjoyed by children of all ages and reading levels. 
The first three books in this series are available in the store, stop in and pick up Book One today. If you aren’t able to come into the store, just click on the image above and order your book online. You and your children will enjoy a wonderful reading adventure with our brave little friend Slippy.

Roberta L Frencl
Ascent of the Fallen by Rebecca L Frencl is about the angel Rue, a guard and judge at the gates of Hell. ”Free will is ever our blessing and our curse . . .Rue has stood over human souls in judgment as a guard at Hell’s Gate for millennia. He has seen the worst humanity has to offer. In response to his harshness, Heaven’s Princes have sentenced him to life among humanity until he regains his compassion.”
An interesting and enlightening experience awaits Rue when he finds himself on earth surrounded by humans. I’m sure that you will enjoy reading about how he handles all the human feelings and emotions he suddenly experiences when he takes up residence on earth.
Pick up a copy of this novel in our store or order it from our online store by clicking on the image of the this book.
Rebecca L Frencl, the author of “Ascent of the Fallen” lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, her daughter and, according to her, two spoiled hound dogs. Ms. Frencl is a teacher and has been teaching 8th graders for more than 15 years. She tells her students it’s not that they don’t like to read they just haven’t met the right book yet. Ms. Frencl is determined to help all of her students find the “right book.”



Website Specials

Website All John Grisham, Fitness, Health and Nutrition used books (books not found on the shelves in the store) will be reduced by 50% for the entire month. FREE pickup at the store or minimal shipping fee.


eBay Store Specials

Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Purchase one book & then send us an email with the title of the free book.

FREE pickup at the store or minimal shipping fee

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In-Store Specials

Buy 1 Get 1 Free!* (NO LIMIT)

  • John Grisham
  • Fitness Books
  • Health Books
  • Nutrition Books

*January Monthly Specials valid from 1/1/15 through 1/31/15.*Free book will be of equal or lesser value. This applies to used books only, new books and books marked "ND" (no discount) are not included in specials. In-store credit may not be used on specials or online orders. Limit one coupon per customer per day.






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