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We Buy And Sell Used Books

We are not currently buying used books due to our abbreviated hours and services resulting from the Covid 19 Pandemic. We'll update this page as soon as we begin taking used books again.

We purchase gently used books on the spot each month (except December). If our book buyer isn't available, we'll assess your books as soon as they're available (next business day at the earliest).  We offer store credit only for your used books. This store credit is valid for five years. 

Customers will forfeit their remaining books if they are not picked up within 30 days of when they were first contacted. 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