Sell & Trade Books
We have open buying/trading on Fridays from 12-4 pm and also on Mondays from 12-4 pm. We also make appointments if those times can’t work for you.
You can bring your own books into the store to see if we can use them for cash or store credit! We are very selective about the books we take, but we do buy a lot of books in almost all categories/genres.
Tips on what we are especially looking for:
Recent novels published within the last year (preferably paperbacks)
Popular titles in good condition
Manga, Horror, YA/Teen
Children’s picture books in like-new condition
Antiquarian books in very good condition
What we are not buying very much of right now due to overstock:
Middle-grade books/chapter books
What we don’t buy (almost always):
Books that are very damaged or have any water/moisture damage
Books that are dirty/very dusty
Hardcover books that were issued with a dust jacket but no longer have the dust jacket
Hardcover mysteries/suspense/thrillers (i.e. James Patterson, John Sandford, etc.)
Unfortunately, we cannot say if we will be able to buy books without seeing them in person. We pay about 20% in cash/30% in-store credit of our retail value.
If you have more than 5 boxes of books, please request an appointment.
To request an appointment, send an email to selling AT verbatimbooks.com (please replace the AT with an @ symbol) with a picture of the books or at least a cross-section of them to give us an idea of what you have. Without pictures, we will likely not be able to make an appointment. Please let us know what days might work for you for an appointment.
Please note that we do not make house calls or take donations. To donate books, please contact your local thrift store. Thank you!