We buy all types of books, from a single book to large collections.  NOTE; The max number of boxes accepted at  our LAURA STREET STORE, "CHAMBLIN'S UPTOWN", is FOUR.  If you want to bring MORE THAN TEN BOXES to our MAIN STORE on Roosevelt Blvd, you might 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, requiring a possible home visit, please call the same telephone numbers as above to set up a home visit.  Email inquiries about selling books can be sent to 

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



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, those items will be processed for donation & recycling.


Question: Do you take in magazines?

Answer: We are accepting some Life or National Geographic magazines, the most recent editions being 2020/2021 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 -- hardcocer 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 Current 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: For the most part, not at this time. We will make special exceptions for collectibles like Criterion and Disney, Blu-Rays, cult classics or exceptional box sets. 


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.