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UPCOMING OPEN HOURS FOR BOOK TRADES

Thursday, November 1: 12:00PM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 8: 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Sunday, November 11:  11:00AM-1:00 PM

Thursday, November 15:  12:00PM - 3:00PM

NOTE:  We will be suspending book trades from November 15th until after the Holiday Season. 

Hours will be posted here when we resume book trading sometime in the New Year.

Please read carefully the explanation of our Book Trade rules and proceedures below:

Trading Books

We are proud to provide the opportunity for you to trade your gently loved books in exchange for store credit towards the purchase of other used books. Here is how it works:

Books can be traded for STORE CREDIT—no money is involved. Store credit can be used towards USED and REMAINDER BOOKS, and cannot be used toward NEW BOOKS.

We reserve specific hours to devote to accepting book trades from the community; we are not able to accept books in trade outside of these specific times. To avoid being disappointed, please do not bring in books for trade at times other than specific trading hours. Also, our trading hours change frequently, from week to week, so please check this page or call ahead to confirm our trading hours for that specific week to ensure we will be able to help you.

We have a strict 30 book limit per trade. Trading books with us is a selection process, and it is very likely that we will not select all of the books in every trade. Please increase your chances of a successful trade by only bringing in high-quality books.

Trades typically take 15-30 minutes and evaluations will be done while you wait. Sorry, but we cannot allow you to “drop off” books for evaluation. Also, we do not accept “donations” or recycle unwanted books for customers. We suggest donating unwanted books to a church or library sale.

We are not able to make appraisals of your "collectible" or "anitquarian" booksGenerally, if you are seeking a “collectible” value for your books in trade, we suggest that you sell them yourself or enlist a service that will sell them for you at a commission. We do not provide this service.

We are only able to accept a very limited quantity of children’s books in trade. Within this limited quantity, our focus is on popular chapter books, and only if they are in “like new” condition. Please be advised that if you bring in other kinds of kids books it is unlikely that we will accept them in trade.

Books we will evaluate for trades:

  • Books in very good condition (both the exterior and the interior, no markings, underlining, creases or stains)

  • Adult poetry and fiction, including mystery and sci-fi

  • Adult nonfiction, including history, science, philosophy, psychology

We are not interested in:

  • Magazines and other periodicals

  • Soiled, stained, creased, mildewed, water damaged, or shopworn books

  • Obsolete, outdated, defunct, or otherwise irrelevant titles

  • Time Life or Reader’s Digest, or other promotional books

  • Textbooks

  • Romance novels

  • Advance readers copies

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