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Book Trade-In

Trade-Ins and Donations

We accept your gently used books in exchange for book credit.  For more information please read our frequently asked questions below.

What types of books do you accept?

In order to offer you quality used books, we are selective about the books we choose. What we accept on any given day changes based on our current inventory and sales trends. The amount of credit issued will depend on a number of factors: format, condition, subject matter, presence or lack of a dust jacket, availability, and salability. Please bear in mind that excessive wear will always reduce the trade-in value of a book. That having been said, a book in "practically new" condition might have very little trade-in value due to the other above-mentioned factors.

What types of books would you like to find in our store?  These are the quality and type of books we want the most too.

Books may not be taken if …

  • We have several copies

  • That author or subject is not selling

  • The books are damaged in some way (shabby, torn, coverless, loose pages, mildew, water damage)

  • Non-Fiction Books more than 5 years old.

Books we are unable to accept

  • Hardcover Fiction Books that are released in paperback.

  • Harlequin Romance Books

  • Reader’s Digest Books

  • Textbooks

  • Encyclopedias

  • Magazines

How many books can I bring in at a time? 

Please limit to 1 box or 2 Grocery Bags per visit. We will process your books while you are in store and return to you any books we are unable to use.  

We are unable to recycle or donate for you.

How much will you give me for my used books?

The trade-in value of your used books is up to 1/4 of the cover price depending on condition, author and current inventory. There is no cash value on trade credit. 

How do I know how much credit is in my account?

As soon as our booksellers are finished scanning your books into our system we will be able to tell you how much credit is in your customer account.  

You can ask a bookseller to pull up your customer account at any time to check on store credit, special orders and purchase history. 

How do I use my store credit?

At check out let your bookseller know you would like to use your store credit and they will pull up your customer account. 

Your available trade-in credit helps you get 10% off of new book and 50% off your used book purchases. The remaining balance of your purchase must be paid in cash or charge. 

Example: For a $5.00 used book purchase, $2.50 will be deducted from the trade credit in your customer account and the remaining balance of $2.50 must be paid in cash or charge.

  • Trade-in credit is not applicable towards vintage books, gifts or games.


Thank you so much for your interest and participation in supporting your local bookstore!

*Very rarely we purchase larger book or vintage estates. If you have any additional questions please email us at

Does my Trade credit ever expire?

Unused trade in credit expires after 3 years.