We Buy Books!


We are always looking for quality used books, and we buy in any quantity from single volumes to entire libraries. If you have questions about whether we would be interested in your books, please feel free to email, or call us at 315-437-2312.

We look at books Mon-Sat 11-5:00, Sundays 12-4


You do not have to call ahead to bring books in to sell if you have a general collection, and we are happy to look at books any day of the week. However, if you have a lot of books (more than 200),  if your books are 60+ years old, or you have specialized volumes, please call ahead because it may be necessary to set up an appointment with the owner who is not in the store every day.

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about our book buying policy. Please note that these are guidelines only, and there are exceptions to every rule!


 Condition, condition, condition - The better the condition of your books, the more likely we are to buy them. If they're water-damaged or moldy, or heavily highlighted or underlined,  we will not be interested.


 Buy-backs - We do not guarantee buy-back of books you bought from us, though we often will take them.


 Sets - We do not often buy sets of books. If you have a large set, for example The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, we suggest bringing in one or two sample volumes rather than the entire set. We do NOT buy encyclopedias.


 Textbooks - We do not normally buy textbooks.  Sometimes very recent ones, but we have to see them to determine if there's any resale value.


 Romances - We do not buy Regency romances or series romances such as Harlequin, Silhouette.


 Comic Books - We are especially interested in the Golden Age comics (pre-1950), and don't normally buy anything more recent (need to talk directly with the store owner about comics)


 Magazines - We do buy some older magazines (pre-1960). We do not buy adult magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse, etc.  We do not buy National Geographics.  


 Reader's Digest Condensed Books - We do NOT buy these.