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.
We pay approximately 20% in cash of the resale value of the book (what we will sell the book for in our store) or 30% of the value in store credit.
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, Contemporary Romance
Recent or classic SF/Fantasy paperbacks in very good condition
Children’s picture books in like-new condition
Antiquarian books in very 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 fiction (excludes classics like Hemingway, Steinbeck, etc.)
Cookbooks that are not recently published (last few years)
What we don’t buy (almost always):
Books that are too 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.)
Make an 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 4 boxes of books, please use this form to make an appointment.
We will need picture(s) of the books or at least a cross-section of them to give us an 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 us are Mondays and Fridays 10-12 or 4-6, and weekend mornings before 12pm.
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 4 boxes of books, please request an appointment.
Please note that we do not make house calls or take donations. To donate books, please contact your local library or thrift store. Thank you!