Sell & Trade Books
We have open buying/trading on:
Fridays from 12-4 pm
Mondays from 12-4 pm.
Can’t make it during those times? No worries, we also offer appointments!
For larger collections (more than 3 boxes/shopping bags), we ask that you kindly request an appointment to minimize wait times.
Bring your books into the store to see if we can use them! We pay approximately 20% of the resale value in cash (what we will sell the book for in our store) or 30% of the value in store credit.
We are very selective about the books we take, but we do buy a lot of books in almost all categories/genres. Unfortunately, we cannot buy books without seeing them in person.
Please Note: we do not make house calls or take donations. To donate books, please contact your local library or thrift store. Thank you!
Tips on what we are especially looking for:
Recent novels published within the last year (preferably paperbacks)
Popular, recently-published titles in very good condition
Horror, recently-published YA/Teen, Contemporary Romance
Recent or classic SF/Fantasy paperbacks in very good condition
Children’s picture books in like-new condition
Decorative antiquarian books in very very good condition
Recently-published architecture, art, photography books in very good condition
What we are not buying very much of right now due to overstock:
Middle-grade books/chapter books
Mystery/suspense/thriller (other than very recent)
Hardcover lit fic (excludes classics like Hemingway, Steinbeck, etc.)
Cookbooks that are not recently published (last few years)
Christianity fiction/non-fiction other than C.S. Lewis and bibles
Older books/Books published more than ten years ago
What we don’t buy (almost always):
Hardcover mysteries/suspense/thrillers (i.e. James Patterson, John Sandford, Janet Evanovich, etc.)
Books that are too damaged
Books with any water/moisture damage at all
Books that are dirty/very dusty or have been stored outside or in a garage/storage unit
Hardcover books that were issued with a dust jacket but no longer have the dust jacket
Make an in-store appointment:
If you can’t make it in during our open buying hours (Mondays 12-4pm and Fridays 12-4pm), or if you have more than 3 boxes/bags of books, please use this form to make an in-store appointment.
We will need some picture(s) of the books or at least a cross-section of them to give us a very basic idea of what you have. The pictures do not need to show every book, but we want to get an idea of what you have. Without pictures, we will likely not be able to make an appointment.
Please also let us know what days/times might work for you for an appointment. Ideal times for appointments for us are Mondays and Fridays 10-12 or 4-6, and Saturdays from 11am-2pm.
If pictures are not uploading, you may be trying to attach too many/too large filesize. Please try sending one at a time, or sending fewer pictures or smaller resolution files.
To ensure a fair assessment, we require in-person evaluation for book purchases. We offer approximately 20% cash or 30% in-store credit of our retail value. For larger collections (more than 3 boxes/bags), kindly request an appointment.
Please be aware that we do not offer house calls or accept donations. For donations, please reach out to your local library or thrift store. Thank you for your understanding!