About Gottwals Books

Gottwals Books was founded in 2007 by Shane & Abbey Gottwals. Gottwals Books is a used and new book store carrying a wide range of genres for all age groups and interests. Since 2007, the original location in Warner Robins has tripled in size and three other stores have opened in the Middle Georgia area. Gottwals Franchising, Inc. has developed the concept into a full franchise opportunity package. More details here. We have stores open and currently in development nationwide.

Our goal is to provide a great selection of used and new books with fair prices, an incredible array of special order options, and fantastic value for trade credit (for used books) and cash purchases (for college textbooks). Plus, our staff will always serve with a smile. Around here, we all love books. That’s why Gottwals Books and Walls of Books® intend to promote the joy of reading with every book sold.

Shane Gottwals (shown right) was born and raised in Macon, attending church at Central Fellowship Baptist Church and school at Central Fellowship Christian Academy.  He has a B.A. in English from Mercer University, spending a portion of his college years at Oxford University in England. Shane has extensive retail experience which has helped Gottwals Books/Walls of Books® become one of the largest used bookstore chains in the United States. He is frequently asked to speak at book industry conferences, and he is a notable go-to for bookstore consulting.


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