Book Buying Policy
How does it work?
We buy books every day outside at the Main Barn location. No appointment is necessary; it is first come, first serve. If there is ANY inclement weather we will NOT be buying books.
We buy books all year round from 11am to 6pm. We are open 363 days a year, and if the weather is clear, we are buying books.
PLEASE NOTE - Change for October 15th 2020 - April 14th 2021
We will be purchasing books for STORE CREDIT ONLY on THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS
On all other (good weather) days there will be the usual choice of cash in the form of a check or store credit available as per usual.
When you arrive, please park and leave your books in your car. Walk to the buying tables and speak to an employee. We'll ask you how many bags/boxes you have and then provide further instruction. When it is your turn we will supply you with a wagon if you need one. While waiting to sell, please do not crowd the buying table. Wear your mask and keep a proper distance from the other visitors.
We can't guarantee that we'll take every book, but we will take anything we believe we can sell. We will make you an offer of a check or store credit (20% more) for what we can use.
Frequently asked questions
What if there is inclement weather?
Please be aware--due to the need for social distancing, we will not be able to buy books if it's raining or snowing. No exceptions will be made.
What kinds of books do we buy?
Harlequin, Regency or Love-Inspired Romances
Reader's Digest Condensed
Books that have water damage and/or mold
Tapes of any variety (VHS, cassette, etc.)
How much do we pay for books?
The amount we pay for books varies greatly. Our offers are made using a sliding scale, based on the value at which the book will be sold. If we believe we can sell the book for a higher price, we will pay you more. Below are some examples of what we do buy:
Hardcover & trade-sized fiction
Mass-market (pocket) paperbacks
Hardcover & trade-sized nonfiction
Children's chapter & picture books
DVDs & Blu-Ray
Comic books/Graphic Novels
Do we accept donated books?
YES! We are always happy to accept donated books; we receive wonderful stock this way every week and are grateful for the help! You may bring books in to donate any day of the week between 11am and 6pm. No processing is necessary, just speak to an employee! We do not accept donations of books that we decided not to purchase. You must choose to either sell or donate. During COVID-19 we are unable to accept donations in the rain. Thanks for your undersanding!
Do we buy during the winter?
We buy books 363 days a year, winter included. Buying hours are still 11am-6pm at our Main Barn location. Again, please watch the weather! If it's raining or snowing we are unable to buy books.