Third Street book began in 1987 when local mother, book lover, and entrepreneur Darilee Bednar purchased a used bookstore at 1513 3rd Street in downtown Marysville. At that location, the bookstore had flourished. In the early nineties she then purchased the Tim's Bike Shop building at 1615 3rd Street and transformed it into a sprawling treasure trove of new, used, and hard-to-find books. Darilee also cultivated a yearbook and genealogy library. Darilee's mission was to provide free genealogy resources. She spent countless hours on her websites and genealogy research for the community. She ran the bookstore for 30 years. It has become a fixture of the local community.
Darilee passed away in early 2017 after a long illness. Her family maintains the business in order to continue her legacy. Her personality still shines through in the artwork, wall hangings, and decorations.
Darilee was devoted to her family and always ran the bookstore as a family-centered space with grandchildren running about or sitting on her lap at the computer. She considered her customers and community members as part of her extended family. Although the store continues to evolve, grow, and develop, we remain committed to the ideals and values that Darilee had fostered and held dear. Please continue to come in and support our family-run, locally owned independent bookstore.