How We Buy and Trade Books
NEW BUYING/TRADING PROCEDURES
Because of COVID-19 we must store all incoming books for at least 24 hours before shelving. As we have limited storage space, we are moving to an appointment only model with a limit of 2 boxes per customer per day. To setup an appointment, call the shop during business hours (703.435.9772).
Paperbacks are bought at 10% of the original cover price. Hardbacks are bought according to demand at 20% of the price they will be sold at in our shop. All books must be in excellent condition. If you prefer, we offer store credit at double the value the cash price. Cash credits are kept on file and have no expiration date.
We do not buy popular fiction in hardback once the paperback edition is available.
We trade paperback mystery, popular fiction, westerns, 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.
We neither buy nor trade textbooks, encyclopedias, romances, computer books, books in poor condition, or book club editions (including Reader’s Digest condensed books).