| We Buy Used Books
The Book Barn Buying Policy is as follows:
We buy books for cash* or store credit every (good weather) day, between eleven a.m. and six p.m.. (*See Details Below) Please please please please be aware of the weather. Our buying station is outside; if the weather is rainy or snowy please bring us no more than one bagful or boxful to sell. We are no longer buying books at our Midtown or Downtown locations, all of our buying will be done at our Main Store on 41 W Main St.
November 1st to March 30th:
We buy books for cash and credit Saturday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are credit only.
April 1st to October 31st:
We buy books for cash or credit seven days a week.
We are always happy to accept donated books; we receive wonderful stock this way every week and are grateful for your help. You may bring books in to donate any day between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; simply leave them at the buying area, or ask for help unloading your car. No processing is necessary.
Please remember that books we reject while buying stock may not be left behind, due to the expense of disposing of unwanted books.
Selling books for cash: No appointment is necessary. If the amount is twenty dollars or over we cut you a check.
Selling books for store credit:
When we buy books for store credit we give you twenty per cent more than when we buy for cash. The credit slip is good at all three stores and does not expire. We do not keep records of the credit slips; if it is lost we are not able to replace it.
We are selective in our book choices. Hardcover books begin at fifty cents, and as some books are worth more than others, we will offer more for those copies. We buy paperbacks five for a dollar, children's paperbacks six for a dollar. We do buy audio books and DVDs; their purchase price varies. We are an ethical enterprise and we deal in books in a fair and professional manner.
We cannot buy everything that comes our way, simply because we can’t keep finding new places to build more shelves.
This is a list of things we do not buy:
• Book of the Month Club
• Ex-Library Stock
• Harlequin or Regency Romances
• Readers Digest Condensed
Where do we buy books?
All book buying is done at:
The Book Barn
41 West Main St.
Niantic, CT 06357
When We Buy Books?
Please remember that we do all of our book buying OUTSIDE, and unlike the US Postal Service, we do not buy in the rain, sleet, snow, etc… so in inclement weather, wait until another day, or call ahead and ask.
As per ct sales tax law: To be exempt from paying Ct sales tax, you are required to fill out a Ct resale tax form which will be kept in our file for 3 years. At the end of that period you will need to file a new one.
We ship domestically via USPS. Book Barn shipping fees are as follows: $3.50 for any one book, plus $1.00 per additional hardcover/trade paperback or $.50 per additional mass market paper back.
Any information we request from you (contact information for requests or shipping addresses for orders) will not be shared with parties outside of The Book Barn. The Book Barn will only retain such info until your request or order has been filled.
Acceptable Forms of Payment
The Book Barns accept all major credit cards, personal checks, cash, and we have sometimes been known to be bribed with GOOD CHOCOLATE!
Disposing of Old Books
We rarely are able to take all the books that people bring us. Check out
eHow for a list of helpful suggestions on what to do with what's left.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions/concerns you may have.