I went into a 2nd & Charles for the first time this year looking for a birthday present. I had never heard of this store so naturally I decided to take a look. I was completely shocked at what I found. It was like a time portal. I go in looking for a birthday present but then my focus shifts on buying everything I saw. If you never heard of 2nd & Charles I highly suggest you go there right now to have your minds blown. You can trade in your used books, movies, music and video games for cash or store credit.
2nd & Charles was started in 2010 by Books-A-Million as a unique store concept. The store of course offers books just like Books-A-Million but that’s not what it’s about. The first thing I saw was all of the Funko Pops. After the Funko Pops I saw their video game selection. The video games they had for sale were amazing. 2nd & Charles sells Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Nintendo 64 and other old such video games. Of course they are all used but the point is that there is a retail store that sells these video games. It made me feel like I was back in the 1990s browsing a Blockbuster.
Beyond video games are the comic books and action figures. It was like being at a Toys R Us and my local comic book store. It was fun to browse and fun to choose what to buy. I hate that 2nd & Charles has so much to choose from because before I knew it I was already filling my cart up ready to spend my whole pay check but it was worth it!
DVDs and Blu-Ray were of course at 2nd & Charles. If you are like me you don’t buy physical media but its still to browse them and think about if you do need to buy them. Game of Thrones is one physical media purchase I’m still glad I own and 2nd & Charles of course has it!
After browsing the DVDs and Blu-Ray I look over on the nearest wall and see guitars hanging off the wall. There were actually guitars in this store! What the heck kind of store is this? This is awesome! I did not expect guitars to be here. By the guitars were books on bands, musicians and anything related to music which was a nice touch to this section of the store. Not too far from this section of the store was a wall of shirts like Hot Topic display their shirts.
2nd & Charles Locations
2nd & Charles has one or more states in the following states. Hopefully 2nd & Charles will expand to more states in the near future!
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
2nd & Charles is one of the most unique retail stores around. I highly suggest you go there and check it out.