Did you know that we trade and sell used books? Head down the flight of stairs next to the Children's desk to check out the selection.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- When is the Used Book Cellar open for browsing?
The UBC is open during regular store hours, from 9 am to 9pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays. The UBC is closed for browsing during author events.
- What kind of payment will I receive for my books?
We issue store credit for up to 20% of the original price depending on the condition of the book. The used book buyer determines the value of a book based on its condition and availability and issues a store credit to you for 20% of the value.
- When can I trade in my used books?
We trade books every Saturday from 11am to 3pm. If you would like to bring in more than a couple of boxes of books (50 book limit, please!), please call beforehand and ask to speak to Melinda or Jeremy.
Note: Please do not drop off books in the UBC outside of trade-back hours.
- What kind of books do you take?
We're looking for paperbacks in fine condition. We also buy a very limited quantity of newly-released hardbacks at the buyer's discretion. We are very unlikely to buy a hardback of an older title that has been issued in paperback. Our inventory is large and our storage space is small, so we can't buy everything that's brought to us. We buy adult and kids' fiction and non-fiction. We're not able to buy textbooks, romance novels, home repair and decorating guides, travel guides, children's board books, computer guides, or "coffee table" art and photography books.
- A word on condition... Books must be in good condition - free of underlining, highlighting and water damage. All pages should be securely bound into the book, and the spine should be unbroken.
If you have any questions about bringing in used books, please call and we will be happy to answer them!
Please note: The Used Book Cellar will not be open for browsing during author events. We will be happy to look for a title after the event and place it on hold for you.