Buying and Trading Policies

Annual Summer Break

We will of course be open 7 days per week, but will not take in your books for trade or cash or store credit during the month of Septemner, 2019.

Starting October 1, we will return to regular buying hours. Monday through Saturday from 10 to 2pm.

Also, we do not accept books during Lake Anne Festival Days

Hours for Buying and Trading
We buy and trade books between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Customers are limited to 3 cartons per day. Please honor our deadline as no appointment is necessary, but we do not buy or trade books on Sunday or on plaza festival days.

We have no storage facilities, so we ask that you honor our buy and trade hours and do not ask staff to allow you to leave your books for a buyer's review the next day.

Buying Paperbacks are bought at 10% of their original cover price. Hardbacks are bought according to demand at 20% of the price they will be sold at in our shop. Factors we weigh when pricing are whether a book is in or out of print, signed by author, or a first edition. All books must be in good condition. For large collections, we make house calls when possible.

Trading We trade paperback mystery, novel, western, science fiction- three of yours for one of ours in any of our trading categories. Trading credits may be kept on file and have no expiration date.

Unacceptable We neither buy nor trade textbooks, encyclopedias, Harlequin Romances, very specialized books, computer books, books in poor condition, and book club novels (including Readerís Digest condensed books).