As of February 3, 2021, Secondhand Book Buying has Returned!
Please Note: As you might imagine, our procedures for buying secondhand books from you (still for store credit only) have changed a bit due to global conditions. Here's the new process.
Step 1 - Call us to schedule a drop-off window. What's that? It's a set of hours on a certain day in which you may drop off your books. Due to our capacity restrictions, we cannot have people selling us books wait in-store while we look at your books. Call the store at (414) 332-1181.
Step 2 - Drop of your books during your scheduled window. The minimum number of books we'll look at is 10, the maximum is 100.
Step 3 - Await our response. Our secondhand buyers will go through your books and call you with an offer of store credit for the books we want within a few days. Any books we cannot use will be set aside for you to collect.
Step 4 - You have two weeks from the drop off date to pick up any books we cannot accept. If you do not recover your books in that time, they will be recycled.
Step 5 - Your store credit will be held for your at our front desk to use at your leisure. Use it and enjoy reading a new book!
A few caveats: Books must be in good condition - no tears, rips, dirt, coffee rings, dog bites, crayon scribbles, or unexplained stickiness. No weird mayonnaise-smelling books, please. And skip the following: book club editions, textbooks, mass markets, and anything with lots of underlining, marginalia, or highlighter marks. Alas, we do not deal in rare and antiquarian books. And again, be aware that we only buy for store credit, never cash, and you can expect to recieve one quarter of what we'll ultimately price the book for. We do offer competitive rates.
Have any questions on the world of used books? Call Boswell at (414) 332-1181 or send an email to email@example.com.