sorry to say We are STILL not taking in used items for trade quite yet :(
We know it's a big benefit of having a physical storefront to visit,
which is why we are so appreciative that you've been patient
with us not being able to do it for so long.
We will begin trading again on Saturday May 1st!
We will henceforth be operating by appointment only;
we apologize for any inconvenience. 
We will begin taking appointments the same day we re-open for browsing, Friday April 16th, by phone, email, or in person.
In the meantime we are still happy to take small amounts of
saleable donations, with many thanks!
We appreciate you letting us know ahead of time
that you are coming by with them, if possible.


-- We look at books and movies for store credit exchange only. Our store credit does not expire and is good for just about anything in the store, and also special orders.

-- We have a small parking lot for your convenience. 

-- STRICT TWO GROCERY BAGS OR BANKERS BOXES PER DAY PER PARTY PLEASE! Please don't bring your items in trash bags, and -- I can't stress this enough -- please don't bring us anything currently or recently wet!


-- As a general bookstore, we will look at just about any type of book, but we do tend to avoid buying the following: 

most encyclopedias;

most magazines;

most books with heavy damage, including water damage, mildew, broken spines, extensive writing or highlighting;

most condensed books (some exceptions for children's);

most ex-library books (some discard-stamped okay)

-- We have many years of experience in buying and selling, but we are a relatively small store, so while we will gladly make accommodations and offers whenever we are able, we generally don't look at huge amounts of books at once, buy entire estates, buy exceptionally expensive or rare volumes, or visit homes to make purchases. You are welcome to ask; never say never! We will also on occasion make an exception to our store-credit-only policy for an unusual collection of art, philosophy, science fiction, metaphysics or other specialty books -- please email for more information. 

THANK YOU for choosing us to re-home your great items! We love playing matchmaker between good folks and good books and movies, and your collective tastes make this place what it is! 

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