What kind of books do you buy?
We buy all genres of books, including but not limited to general fiction, philosophy, thrillers, science fiction, history, art, graphic novels, esoteric, current affairs, social commentary, and psychology. We buy books in both French and English, though we are more selective with French books.
Are there any kind of books that you don't buy?
As a rule, we do not buy textbooks or encyclopedias.
Do the books need to be in good shape?
In general, we are very picky about condition. Any books with a creased spine, underlinings, dog-eared pages, or a strong odour will likely be bought at a reduction or not at all.
When is the best time to bring them in?
Bring your books in at your convenience. A book buyer will be in most days. If no one is available to look at them, you can leave the books with your name and phone number and we will call you back as soon as they have been assessed. This usually takes a day or two at the most. For the sake of time, we ask that you do not bring in your books right as we open or right before we close. Please refer to our store hours before coming in.
If you are selling more than a handful of books, please pack them neatly in sturdy boxes. In the event that you need to leave the books with us, we must be able to store them in an organized manner. This means that the boxes must be able to close and are strong enough to stack on top of each other.
How much do you pay?
How much we offer depends on the condition of the book, how often it comes through the store, and how quickly we think it will sell. With these factors in mind, we will offer a percentage of what we will sell the book for. Generally, this is between 20% and 40%. Once your books have been assessed, we offer a price in cash or 25% more in store credit.
What happens to the books you don't want?
Remaining books that we are not interested in can either be taken back or donated to the store. We make regular donations with items that we have acquired.
What else do you buy?
We also regularly buy LPs, comics, CDs, and DVDs. Sometimes we even buy turntables, old typewriters, musical instruments, and a variety of other collectibles. We are equally picky about the condition of these items.