Used Books to Browse and Buy
Auntie's is pleased to offer used books as well as new. We receive used books from customers daily (see below for tips on this program) and each section in the store contains some popular used titles, so plan to spend a little time browsing. We also have a few bargain tables where we sell books for next to nothing, which is lucky for you, since you reap the benefits of hours of entertainment for a small portion of the original price.
If you'd rather browse on-line, visit the Auntie's Bookstore page at Alibris.com. Warning! If you use the search function at the top with "GO" you will be searching all of the Alibris site itself. To search our books only, look for the search boxes located further down on the page where it says "Search this store's books."
We upload our used book inventory daily to the Alibris site and you can identify an item we have in stock, then call us to have it placed on hold for you. We will hold a used book for two days, or you can purchase over the phone with your credit card and have your items held for a pickup time that is more convenient for you.
So whether you want to trade in a few of your older titles, check for that special out-of-print book you're trying to find, or just want to browse our shelves for bargains, you'll enjoy our used book services. Can't find it? Ask for an out-of-print search. Yes - we even do the searching for you!
Used Book Desk
If you are bringing books down to the store to trade in we request that you bring ONLY 2 bags or boxes at a time. Our knowledgeable used book buyers will look at your books and take any that they think we can sell. They will generally give you store credit in the amount of 20% of the original price for paperbacks and the percentage of credit for hardcovers will vary.
Used Desk Hours:
Monday- Saturday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Used Book Desk is CLOSED
Our used book buyers will also appraise rare or collectible books for $3.00 per title. Please call and ask for Scott before you come down to the store, to ensure that he is available.
Auntie's Bookstore is happy to buy your old textbooks. We offer in-store credit or cash for gently used textbooks. As textbook editions change often, we may not be able to take everything you bring in to the store. In order to trade text books, you MUST have a current (or relatively current) student ID or proof of purchase. No exceptions will be made. Textbook purchases over $100 may need to be issued a check due to cash on-hand. If you believe you will be offered more than $100, please call to ensure our bookkeeper is available. 509-838-0206
Please call if you have any questions about the used book process or any other life and death matters relating to books.