Left-Bank

We Buy And Sell Used Books

We are now scheduling appointments to purchase used books beginning May 1, 2021. 

We purchase gently used books by appointment.  We offer store credit only for your used books. This store credit is valid for five years.

Book an Appointment

We have a three (3) box maximum per customer per month.
Please bring in medium sized boxes of books (not gigantic boxes or bags) 
Please allow 15-30 minutes for our book buyers to go through your books.  You'll need to stick around while we look at your books.
Mold, smell, and water damage is contagious to other books. We can't take these. 

What we're looking for:

Our used books mix is similar to what we carry new.  We buy what we need, which varies from time to time. We can always take regular fiction.  We love a good novel.

We don't buy: 

  • Westerns
  • Computer Books
  • Textbooks
  • Travel Guides
  • Volume Sets (Encyclopedias, Time Life, etc.)
  • Romance (Harlequin, Brava, Regency, etc.)
  • Magazines
  • Audio Books
  • Non-books: CDs, DVDs, VHS, Cassettes...
  • Water-damaged
  • Moldy, smelly (smoky), or soiled books

We cannot provide adequate compensation for Rare or Antique Books, so please consider other options:

Dunaway Books (South of Grand & Arsenal) 314-771-7150

Hammonds Books & Antiques (Cherokee St. & Selena) 314-776-4737