Why yes, we do trade and buy secondhand books – here’s our criteria!
We offer 50% shop credit or 25% cash based on what we will sell the books for in the shop, EXCEPT for children’s, young adult books, and mystery/thrillers for which we offer trade credit only, not cash. Store credit is good for secondhand books.
Please call ahead for buying times. We do not buy books on Saturdays. Typically, our buying hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm, but those are subject to change from week to week depending on staff availability. Please pack your books in totes or grocery bags (no garbage bags) or reasonably-sized boxes (for your safety and ours!)
We do take classic works of literature, science fiction, great kids’ books, cookbooks, art books, and so much more.
We do take books that have the former owner’s name written inside.
We do take books that have been gently read, with maybe a crease or two.
We do take signed, first editions.
We don’t take old textbooks (including that highlighted anthro/sociology/economics book you had to have for that one class).
We don’t accept ex-library books or books in poor condition.
We don’t take books chewed on by your dog (or pig).
We don’t take hardback books that are missing their dust jackets.