We Buy Books
Book Buying Policy
If you are bringing in books to sell, PLEASE bring them in bags or boxes.
We accept trade paperbacks (the larger size, no mass market) only. We do not buy book club editions, textbooks, Readers Digest editions, ex-library editions, technical books, or computer books.
Books must be clean and in very good condition (no missing or torn pages, no loose bindings or excessive writing, no water damage, no smoke/musty/animal/other smells). Hardbacks must have dust jackets (if issued). A good rule of thumb concerning book condition: If we have to spend time cleaning the books brought in (excessive dust, dirt, spiderwebs, bugs, sticky stuff) then we will not buy them.
We will look through your books, choose the titles we wish to purchase, and make you an offer. We offer cash (or check if over $25, ID required) or trade credit for books. Trade credit offered will be 1.5 times the cash offer. We will keep a record of your credit on file for use against future purchases.
Buyers are available Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For other times or if you have large quantities of books to sell, we recommend calling ahead. We do not buy used books on Sundays or after 4:00 p.m. other days.
We cannot make offers or guarantee that we can purchase your books over the phone. We must see the books first. We do not do appraisals or book repairs, but can recommend several local appraisers and book binders.
We are currently interested in the following categories:
Classic and Literary Fiction (no bestselling or romance)
Classic and Literary Mysteries (no bestselling)
Classic and Literary Science Fiction
Classic and Literary Horror
Music (histories and bios)
African American History & Literature
We are currently NOT buying:
Coffee Table books (other than art)
We buy very few "antique" books. We deal in more recently published, mid-20th century to currently published titles.