Our Trade Policies
- We sell and trade new and used books.
- The majority of books are used, out of print, and hard to find collectibles.
- If we feel we can sell a customer's books, we'll give 5-20% of the
cover price in credit they can use towards the purchase of other books
in the store. We do not buy books!
- Most of the books in the store are 50% of the cover price - except
for newly released books which are 60% of the cover price. Collectibles
are cash only and market price.
We specialize in paperback fiction. However, we do take current non-fiction, audio books and some hardbacks.
Your books should be in good condition (covers on, pages intact, no
major stains, hardbacks must have dustjackets). We always take
back books that were purchased at our store provided they are returned
in reasonably good condition. Books that have been purchased elsewhere
will be accepted on an as-needed basis.
Audio books should include all packaging, all tapes should be re-wound. CDs should be clean and unscratched.
are choosy when it comes to condition because we want our customers to
know that when they buy from us, they will get the best looking used
books. We are careful about how many copies of a title that we stock
because we try to avoid having stacks of books that donít move and take
up precious space. It is uncommon for us to take every book in a
particular trade so if we donít take all of yours, itís nothing
We will trade hardbacks in the following categories: children,
cookbooks, bestsellers that have not gone into soft back, collectible
first editions and titles that are worthy of stocking but not easy to
find in paperback. Please keep in mind that if it is a title that is
widely available in paperback, we may not take a hard copy.
If you have a bag or two of books that you would like to trade in,
you do not need an appointment. Just note the hours for the particular
day you would like to visit and plan on arriving before the last
half-hour that we are open; the earlier the better.
If you have a lot of books you wish to trade, we recommend that you
call ahead to arrange a time that is mutually convenient. It is
difficult to accommodate large trade-ins without prior notice. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us and ask away.