Gathering Volumes is an independent, local, family-owned and operated bookstore is Perrysburg, OH. Gathering Volumes offers the Northwest Ohio community new, used, and bargain books. Their trade credit program allows customers to use credit from providing used books in great condition to the store to purchase new and used books at a discount. Gathering Volumes also offers free children’s story times, book clubs for all ages, Jellycat books and stuffed animals, puzzles, one-of-a-kind, locally made art, and outstanding customer service. Owners Denise and Brian Phillips take being an independent, community bookstore seriously. They organize campaigns to make discovering local businesses fun for the community, fundraising campaigns for local non-profits and schools, and sponsor local theatre, sports, and other community events. "We realize the importance of each customer’s decision to shop locally to nurture the community, and we hope that they see that we are working to make a difference and to ensure that the community stays unique," says Mrs. Phillips. "We understand that our customers have many choices as to where to purchase goods and services. We appreciate that our customers value the customer service, environment, and community involvement that we provide. I hope that our customers discover new authors that they may have missed, that they tweet about spending an awesome afternoon in a bookstore that makes them feel at home, and that they run into another avid reader at the store and have a conversation about their favorite or least favorite recent reads."