Used Books

A note about book buying during COVID-19: We are still buying used books, but at this time we ARE requiring you to make an appointment and are scheduling appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This helps us keep track of how many people are in the store at a time, and also keeps your wait to a minimum. If you'd like to bring in some books, please give us a call to set up a time: 503.655.1951.

We’re excited to announce that we’re ready to start buying used books again! 

We are buying books at our Oregon City location on Tuesdays through Fridays between 10am and 4pm. No need to make an appointment, but if you happen to have several boxes to bring in, please give us a call at 503-655-1951 so that we’re ready for you! 

There are a few different ways you can use our used book buyback program. Read all the details below.

Book sales

First: You can put all your used books into a box and mail them to us using media mail. We’ll go through your books one-by-one and give you a call with how much store credit we can offer. Super easy and convenient. Any books that are mailed to us cannot be returned. Any we cannot take will be considered donations. 

Second: You can bring your books into the store. We’ll go through them while you’re here, and we’ll issue you store credit on the spot

Donate your leftovers. Either way you choose, anything we can’t use we’ll let you know, and you have the option to either take them back or leave them with us and we’ll find a good home for them somewhere.

We are currently only offering store credit for your used books, which can be used for anything we sell here in the store or online and never expires. 

Before you bring in your books, we ask that you take a look through them and dust them off, particularly if they've been sitting in a garage or basement for awhile. Books gather dust quickly, and our bookbuyer would prefer not to get covered in dust each time someone brings books in! Please take a look at our Condition Guidelines before you select the books you'd like to sell; it will save you time and maybe lighten those heavy boxes!