Q: Can I get cash for my books?
A: No. We only issue store credit.
Q: Do you buy college textbooks?
A: No. They do not hold their value because new editions are published often.
Q: Why do you need my driver’s license when I trade in books?
A: For bookkeeping and tax purposes.
Q: Do you take donations?
A: Yes. Donations keep the bookstore dream alive. We accept donations of paperback and hardcover fiction (Classics, Mystery, Romance, Paranormal, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Western, General Fiction, and Young Adult).
Q: What kind of books don’t you take?
A: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, School Books, Textbooks, Children’s Books, Harlequin Series Romance, Advance Reader Copies/Uncorrected Proofs, Books marked Not For Resale, and Ex-Library Books:
At Paperback Shack, we have a good relationships with many of the local libraries. We donate and participate in their book sales, and Lisa teaches writing classes. We buy direct from the library to support them because we believe libraries are magical places where children learn to love books and people of all ages can borrow books when they don’t want to buy. That said, we will not accept library copies from clients. We love that you guys support the libraries directly, too. When buying a library copy from Paperback Shack, it is a final sale and allows us to buy more from the libraries in the future.
Q: I think my books are worth more than you’re offering me, why won’t you give me what they are worth?
A: At Paperback Shack, we strive to give the most credit possible for each title. If at any time you disagree with the amount of credit being offered, you may take all of your books back with no hard feelings from us.
**We encourage customers to go to BookScouter.com before they visit the store so they have some idea of the value of their used books. BookScouter is a database search engine for book buying that searches 56 sites to offer the best prices for your books.**