Used Books

We currently buy books Wednesdays through Saturdays by appointment between 10am and 4pm. During the summer months (June - September), we tend to get a LOT of books in, and to make sure you don't have inordinately long waits, we stagger the book buys with appointments. Those who make appointments are always given preference, so if more than one of you arrive at the same time, and if you don't have an appointment, we may have to turn you away. 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. It's helpful to know they're coming, so please call or email us to let us know!

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 book buyer 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!