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We Buy And Sell Used Books

Hi folks! We will NOT be buying used books May 26 through June 3, while we do our year end inventory count. Please don't bring us books at this time, there is nowhere to put them! We will resume buying on June 4. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Our used books aren't listed on our website. Stop by, email, or give us a call at 314-367-6731 to inquire.

We purchase gently used books on the spot each month (except December). Books brought into the store when the buyer is not present will be assessed the following business day at the earliest. We offer store credit only for your used books. This store credit is valid for five years. We recommend taking books intended for donation to the charity of your choice. 

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

A few more things to know about our policies:  

We have a five (5) box maximum.
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.
Mold, smell, and water damage is contagious to other books. We can't take these and will have to throw them away. 

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