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Welcome to The Frugal Bookworm! 

We are a locally owned, woman-powered business in south Tulsa. Established in 2007, The Frugal Bookworm spent nearly a decade cementing itself into the hearts of the community. Purchased by Ash McCumber and Lee Ann Henley in Mid 2017, Ash and Lee Ann hope to bring fresh ideas and renewed energy to this beloved neighborhood gem.

We are a unique combination of primarily pre-owned/ gently used books and specialty gift-ware.  We try to offer our shoppers a diverse and interesting variety of books, including both fiction and non-fiction such as:

  • Romance
  • Western
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Sci-Fi
  • Horror
  • General Fiction
  • Antiquarian
  • Audio books
  • Comics/ Graphic novels/ Manga
  • Religious and New age
  • Christian fiction
  • Children and Young Adult
  • Paranormal Romance
  • History
  • Historical Fiction
  • General non-fiction
  • AND MORE!!

Our gift ware comes from many sources but we primarily offer things from local artisans and other small businesses. We are always looking for interesting new items to add to inventory! check with us as we expand out current display space!

Books are organized by genre and each genre is categorized by Author and then by Title.  Unless otherwise marked, all books in our stacks should be labeled with a Frugal Bookworm sticker, on the back of the book, showing the selling price in large print.  No other markings in or on the books are considered valid pricing for books in The Frugal Bookworm. We work diligently to remove all previous stickers and markers but occasional we miss a few. Please be patient as we strive to give you the best prices and experience possible!

Customer Care

If you don’t find the book you are seeking, please let us know!  We will be happy to check our computerized inventory for you or put your name on our Reserve list so that you can have first chance at that title should it come in.  There is no obligation to you when we put your name on reserve.  If/when the book comes in you will be contacted and have an opportunity to let us know if you want us to hold this book for your pick up or, if you are no longer interested in this title, we will release it to the sales floor. Please be prompt in returning these calls as there may be others in line for a specific title if you no longer need it.

Also, on request, we will be happy to special order any title for you.  Check at the front desk for pricing as these items will depend entirely on current market value for the book requested. We endeavor to purchase used copies form online that are in the best possible condition to ensure customer satisfaction. Please understand that book credit does NOT apply to online orders.


Ash McCumber (Co-Owner) is a previous employee of The Frugal Bookworm with a lifelong passion for books and customer service. She can usually be recognized by her brightly colored hair (currently blue) and complete lack of shoes. Ash was born and raised in Oklahoma and has managed to somehow reach the very tall age of 25, much to her surprise!

Lee Ann Henley  (Co-Owner) is also known as "Everyone's Mom". Lee Ann is a book lover and life long reader of all things. She often comes baring gifts of food to keep her team running and is best known for her famous Blueberry Cheesecake. Lee Ann was raised in the rolling green hills of Kentucky but has made Tulsa her home for roughly 30 years. She is also very active in her Church community at St. Luke's Episcopal. You can always count on her for a kind word and a good hug.

Daelyn Leschuk-Starks is the Ash's right hand lady. She is the Operator of The Mad Hatter Little free library here in Tulsa, OK. Daelyn is also a Degreed artist, she brings many new ideas and skills to the table. You will usually find her putting books out, working the register, and keeping Ash from distraction.

Stop in and introduce yourself anytime! We love to hear form and connect with customers. Can't figure out which book to buy? We are always happy to make suggestions!