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.