SELL US YOUR BOOKS

 BUYING POLICY

We buy all types of books, from a single book to large collections. If you are bringing more than 10 boxes, please call 904-477-9416 or 904-384-1685 so that we can verbally review the book types to make sure the trip would be worth your time.  When you arrive, we might review the books in the store, in the parking lot, in our large box truck, or in our warehouse. If you have a large collection or home library which requires an on site visit, please call 904-477-9416.  Email inquiries about selling books can be sent to chamblinsbooks@gmail.com or ronchamblin@gmail.com. 

We also buy maps, prints, autographs, postcards, most old magazines printed prior to 1970.  However, we buy National Geographics ONLY IF OLDER than 1950.   

 

TRADING POLICY

You can trade in books to obtain a book credit, which can be used to swap for books of your choosing, new or used.  For example, if you brought in a box of books for trade, we would review the books, selecting those we need for our stock, and then offer a dollar amount trade credit for the books.  If the credit was $100.00, and you took out a book selling for $10.00, we would subtract the $10.00 from your account, leaving you $90.00 as a balance. Book credit can be used towards any items for sale at either bookstore but it is not applicable towards the Uptown Cafe.

If you decide to “cash out” part or all of your book credit, the cash value is 50% less than the book credit amount.  If you had $100.00 book credit and decided to “cash out”, that would translate to $50. 

Although we usually accept many books for trade-in, we are not obligated to accept every title due to our limited shelf space, condition, demand ect.  

NOTE:  If you choose to "save" the books we did not accept for trade, we will only hold them for that same day. If you haven't picked them up by closing time, there will be a $5 fee charged to your trade credit account per box. 

FAQ

Question: Do you take in magazines?

Answer: We are accepting some Life or National Geographic magazines, the most recent editions being 2021/2022 or pre-1950s. Beat magazines or antique/souvenir memorabilia might be considered. Specialty events such as the JFK assassination, or others of historical significance would be considered.

  

Question: What kinds of books do you take?

Answer: We accept all different types of non-fiction and fiction books -- hardcover or paperback -- and all authors and genres based on condition, desirability and stock needs. We particularly like books on history, the sciences, technology, collectibles, antiquarian and rare/weird stuff.  We are selective, based on various factors.

 

Question: What kinds of books do you not take?

Answer: Most  magazines, encyclopedias, books falling apart or dirty. It depends on the title and subject matter. Certain popular authors like James Patterson or Nora Roberts might not be needed to due over abundance.  

 

Question: Do you accept textbooks?

Answer: We accept some textbooks based on subject, condition ,and if the edition is updated and still being used. Loose-leaf and outdated editions are not needed.   

 

Question: Do you accept DVD’s?

Answer: We take some, but are very selective. Recently released, Collectibles, Criterion and Disney, Blu-Rays, cult classics are most wanted. 

 

Question: Do you accept encyclopedias Sets?

Answer: In most cases, we don’t need or have space for encyclopedias as they are being more and more obsolete with the advent of the internet. We are accepting special subject matter, and preferably must be complete.