We are now taking appointments!
you can book one here :)
Please note: we will pause trade-ins during the holidays, from November 24 through January 15.
below, find general information regarding trading with us, and thanks for considering us as a new home for your beloved treasures!
We are trading books for store credit only by appointment only :)
we can look at **no more than** two grocery bags or bankers boxes of books at a time per visit, one visit per household per day. we reserve the right to limit visits or to cease trade-ins at any time if we have too much stock, and to choose not to offer this service to anyone at will.
-- Our store credit does not expire and it good for just about anything in the store, as well as special orders. We currently do not keep track of store credit, punch cards, gift certificates, or anything else, so treat our credit as if it were cash -- if you lose it or wash it past the point of being able to read it, we're so sorry but, it's gone!
-- We have a small parking lot for your convenience.
-- As a general bookstore, we will look at just about any type of book, but we do tend to avoid buying the following:
most books with heavy damage, including water damage, mildew, broken spines, extensive writing or highlighting;
most condensed books (some exceptions for kids' books);
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.
-- We will look at DVDs, BluRays, and unusual or rare VHS, but not LPs or CDs.
-- Lastly, we are sorry but we ask that you make an appointment for even a single book, as the buyer is not always present. It is often in your best interest to wait until you have at least a bag, but by all means, bring less if you like!
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!