There are no
guarantees but here is a list of books I am very
likely to buy:
fiction (not yet in paperback)
Books which are
on the bestseller list
Classics (Steinbeck, Hemingway etc.)
(Agatha Christie etc.)
(Kerouac, Bukowski, Hunter S
Westerns (Lamour, Z. Grey, Johnson etc.)
Classic Children's Books (Dr. Seuss, Disney etc.)
Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert B. Parker
list is by no means exhaustive and there are exceptions
to every rule. I am more than happy to look at any books
that you would like to bring in the store.
Here is a list of books would NOT buy:
Books with highlighting or
Christian Books (Sorry, there is no demand)
Anything by Readers Digest
Anything by Time/Life
Books in foreign languages
Romance novels are good as trade-ins but I never
pay cash for them because I have so many
Although I would
not buy the books listed above I do accept ALL BOOKS as
donations. They are used to replenish my $1.00 sale.
10% of the cover price for anything that I pick out. So
a book with a cover price of $10.00 would get you $1.00
All you can really do is bring your books in. I look
through them and pick out what I need and pay 10% of
the cover price in cash.
the books are the right kind there is almost no
limit to how much I will buy.
not deal in rare or valuable books (for example:
signed first editions) so I am unable to do any type
of book appraisals.
My decision on what to buy is based
on a number of different factors such as:
desirability, market value, condition, and my current stock
In no case would I agree to purchase
or evaluate books without seeing them in person.
However, if you call and give me some idea of what
types of books you have, I can probably say whether
it is worth making a trip to the store.
No appointment is necessary — I am
happy to look at books anytime during
You must bring the books into the store. I do not
make house calls and cannot leave the store to
look in your trunk.
Do you give "lump sums" for books. For example
$20 for a whole batch?
No. I must pick
and choose the books which have value to me and give
cash based on 10% of the cover price. Then when I am
done if you want to leave the rest of the books
behind that is fine.
I accept all books as donations.
When you are done buying books and I leave the
rest behind what happens to them? Do you throw them
books end up on my $1.00 tables so they get recycled
back into the book community.
Can I sell books
and trade books at the same time?
Yes. I have
stricter standards for books I pay cash for and many
books I would not buy are perfectly good for