Although we do not purchase books for cash, we are happy to consider books for store credit towards other used books.
Trades are made by appointment only, between the hours of 11 AM – 4:30 PM. Call us at (303) 837-0700 for any questions on trade/donation options, or to schedule an appointment.
Trade credit is good for one year and is kept on file under your name. Just let us know you have credit on file when you are ready to purchase used books.
Sorry, but trade credit cannot be used for any gift items, new or glass case books. (Don’t worry. Trade credit is good for 99% of all books in the store.)
Although we try to be accommodating, there are some things we don’t accept for trade:
- Abridged Books
- Computer Books
- Hardcover Mystery/Thriller Books
- Ex-Library Books
- Anything out of date (e.g., old travel books, formerly current events, obsolete technology)
- Books in poor condition (highlighting/underlining, cracked spines, missing pages, etc).
All books should be in good condition in order to be considered salable. During a trade, we look at both our current inventory and condition. So please don’t feel bad if a quality book is rejected, we simply didn’t need it at that time.
Trade appointments are for up to two boxes at a time. If you have more books, we ask that you schedule a separate appointment, or consider the Trade / Donation option. Unfortunately, we’re unable to hold books that we cannot use, so please plan for around 30 minutes to take back any returns at the end of the trade.
Trade / Donations
Trade / Donations are a more flexible option if you are clearing out a large number of books that you need to get off your hands quickly.
If you authorize us to donate anything we can’t use, you may drop off all of your books between the hours of 11 AM and 4:30 PM. No appointment is needed, though we appreciate a call ahead of time so we can clear room for you!
We give you store credit for anything we can use, and donate anything else to ARC and local reading programs.
We will gladly give a full refund to books bought in store with a receipt within 24 hours of the sale as long as items are in the same condition as purchased. Books returned after 24 hours are subject to the trading policy as described on this page. Sorry, but return policy does not apply to gift items or clearance items found on our carts or clearance shelves.