Did you know that we trade and sell used books? Head down the flight of stairs next to the Children's desk to check out the selection!
Frequently Asked Questions:
When is the Used Book Cellar (UBC) open for browsing?
The UBC is open during regular store hours, from 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays. The UBC is closed for browsing during author events. We will be happy to look for a title after the event and place it on hold for you.
When can I trade in my used books?
We trade books every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm. Please do not drop off books, these will not be considered for trade in. Please note that we suspend our trade-in service during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
What kind of payment will I receive for my books?
We issue store credit for up to 20% of the original price depending on the condition of the book.
What kind of books do you take?
We're not picky . . . we're selective! Our inventory is large and our storage space is small, so we can't take everything that's brought to us. We take adult and children's fiction and non-fiction. We are interested in paperback editions, but not hardcovers (although we may make an exception for a current bestseller). We do not take textbooks, business books, romance novels, home repair and decorating guides, cookbooks, travel guides, other types of "how to" books, children's board books, computer guides, or "coffee table" art and photography books.
How many used books may I bring?
In order to be fair to all trade-in customers, we will review no more than about 60 books at most per family per Saturday. This is about the size of two small boxes or two grocery bags.
What condition must the books be in to be considered for trade?
Books must be in good condition - free of underlining, highlighting, and water damage. Books must be free of all stickers, all pages should be securely bound, and the spine unbroken.
If you have any questions about bringing in used books, please call us at 781-431-1160.
Please be sure to pack books in small boxes or bags for safe transportation down the stairs!