How to Sell Us Books Over the Counter

Stacks of books we bought from a happy customer.

We buy books by appointment 

We buy used books in all subjects over the counter for cash or store credit. Credit can be used for nearly everything in the store (there are a handful of exceptions) including new books. Store credit never expires. 

You are welcome to bring in up to 3 bags or boxes at a time. If you have something particularly valuable or collectible please let us know ahead of time.

Here are some guidelines: 

We are picky about condition. Gently used books are welcome for consideration. In most cases we prefer paperback over hardcover. 

Below is a list of what we don’t buy:

  • Books with highlighting or underlining.
  • Ex-library books.
  • Text books.
  • Time-Life books.
  • Reader’s Digest books.
  • Books with cracked spines, missing pages, tire marks, etc.
  • Long neglected books that have been stored in garages, barns or other unheated units.

We will process your books while you wait (we are generally very quick!). We will not hold your books overnight.