Buying & Trading Policy

Let us give your books a second story! We offer shop credit for all genres and will buy in cash for most (exclusions include children’s books, YA, and mystery/thrillers.) Store credit is the best value and can be used for secondhand books and goods in the shop.

Our buying hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm. Please keep in mind that occasionally those hours may change due to our capacity and staff availability. If that is going to make you very angry, please give us a ring before you come.

Please pack your books in totes or grocery bags (not garbage bags, it hurts the books’ feelings) or reasonably-sized boxes.



  • Bring us the types of books we sell in the shop including literacy fiction, fantasy, romance, kids’ books, cookbooks, art books, and titles of local interest.
  • It’s okay if books have gentle signs of reading of shelf wear.
  • It’s okay if the book includes your name, book plate, or a stamp.
  • We love rare and interesting titles.
  • No highlighting, underlining, water damage, or missing dust jackets.
  • No textbooks
  • No ex-library books or books that say they’re from a Little Free Library (give those away again)
  • No books that are excessively dirty