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Thanks to everyone who made appointments to our recent Book Trade.

Because of the upcoming changes to the store and our new website, we will be suspending book trades for several weeks.

We appreciate your patience.

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:

Book Trades are conducted by appointmentPlease do not arrive without an appointment; we will not be able to serve you. We will post upcoming book trades, as well as a link to our appointment scheduler at the top of this web page. Appointments often fill quickly after times are posted. If you don't see any open slots, this means that all available time slots are taken.

Books can be traded for STORE CREDIT only—no money is involved. Store credit can be used towards Used and Remainder Books, and not for New Books. If you currently have $100 or more of store credit on file, please refrain from making an appointment to allow others to trade their books.

Appointments are for 10 minutes, hence we have a strict 30 book limit per trade. Evaluations will be done while you wait; please do not plan to drop off your books. 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. We do not accept “donations” or recycle unwanted books. We suggest donating unwanted books to a church or library sale. Please increase your chances of a successful trade by only bringing in high-quality books.

We are not able to make appraisals of your "collectible" or "antiquarian" 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 must be in new or excellent condition inside and out (no cracked spines, stickers, soiling, foxing, markings, underlining, highlighting, creases, or stains)

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

  • Adult nonfiction and academic subjects, including history, science, philosophy, psychology, etc...

We are not interested in:

  • Magazines and other periodicals

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

  • Obsolete, outdated, defunct, or otherwise irrelevant titles

  • Ugly political diatribes

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

  • Textbooks

  • Romance and/or other "supermarket" novels

  • Advance readers copies