We are currently open every day from Noon – 4PM. We are available via email and will respond to your inquiries regarding books we may have available for pickup or that can be mailed to you.

We are Traverse City’s premier used book store located in historic downtown Traverse City at 124 S Union St.  We have a large selection of gently used paperback and hardback books, plus greeting cards, buttons, magnets, bumper stickers,T-shirts, and  great puzzles. And be sure to check out our Amazon Store here.

Scroll down or use the menu links to see photos of our exclusive line of tee shirts, view our trade policy and see a map of our location.  We accept books for trade credit only, we are not purchasing books at this time. 

Need more information or looking for a particular book?  We can help.  Give us a call at 231-946-8862 or send us an email.


Sunday & Monday:   Noon – 4PM

Tuesday – Saturday: Noon – 4PM


We carry a large selection of T-Shirts that are made in America and come in a variety of sizes for infants, children and adults. Stop in and see what’s available today!

Here is a slideshow of some of the shirts we carry:


Trade Policy

Book Trade-In (Credit) Policy

We love your gently used books! Bring them in and receive trade credit  towards your next used book purchase in our store.  We judge each book on an individual basis; acceptance is dependent on our existing inventory and condition of the book.

Trade credit does not expire and can be used for up to 50% of any used book(s) purchase. Trade credit cannot be used on sale books or other store items such as cards or stickers.

Books are generally priced 1/2 off the publisher’s listed price with or without trade credit used. You receive an additional $1 off every 2 books bought over the discounted price of $4.00 and an additional $1 off each book bought for $10 or more.

All books priced with a Bookie Joint sticker are priced as is.


Cover Price:                $6.00
Bookie Joint Price:       $3.00  (1/2 of cover price)
Trade Credit Applied:   $1.50  (1/2 of Bookie Joint Price)
You Pay:                   $1.50  (1/4 of the cover price)

We’ll gladly look at anything you bring in, but here are some items we’re likely to pass on:

  • Books that have mildew, smell of smoke, broken bindings or are dirty
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Harlequin or Other series Romance
  • Encyclopedias
  • Most text books
  • Magazines

At this time we do not offer cash for books or hold consignment sales.


We are located in historic downtown Traverse City, just a block from Front Street.

ADDRESS: 124 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

PHONE: 231-946-8862

EMAIL: [email protected]


Sunday & Monday:   Noon – 4PM

Tuesday – Saturday: Noon – 4PM