Buying Your Used Books
Did you know that we want to buy your used books? Please bring them in! We will pay you cash or you can take a credit for future book buying. Its your choice.
We will look at them as soon as possible, often while you wait. We can review two medium boxes of books at a time per customer. Bring them in boxes rather than containers you need returned. If we can't use them, you can either take them home or donate them to good causes: the prisons in north central Florida pick up several times per week. Children's books are picked up weekly by the Gainesville Women's Club and distributed to needy children.
We are looking to buy books that will be appealing to our customers and that we need at the time. They need to be in good to excellent condition and fairly recent unless they are timeless, such as spiritual books. Books that were printed with a dust cover must have them. We never buy library books, book club books or periodicals. We kindly ask that you leave books with odors, water damage or live creatures at home.
Used books are a great bargain compared to new books. Since we buy nicer used books, often they look virtually new and can be given as gifts. Quality hardback fiction sells for as little as $3.95 in front of the store.
We have a large section of mass market paperbacks. They can either be purchased for $3.95 or traded for half price, $1.98. If traded, the customer brings in a newer mass market paperback in good condition to exchange. We reserve the right to refuse paperbacks in poor condition.
Top current New York Times bestsellers in each category are always on sale: 25% off of hardbacks and 10% off paperbacks.
Our turn-around is the fastest in town! Because we order 5 times per week, most books arrive in 2-3 business days. If the order is picked up at the store, there is no shipping charge but you can request selections to be mailed directly from the distributor to your home for an additional fee.
Children and Young Adults Books
Our younger readers are important to us. We stock books required for reading by local schools. Every year we participate in the Children's Holiday Storybook Project which distributes new children's books to needy children.
Book Signing Events
Book signings usually occur several times per month. We invite local authors to contact us who might like to do a book signing.