Buying & Selling Fine Used Books Since 2011
Got used books in good condition to sell?
We offer cash or store credit.
Bring them by our store any time during opening hours and talk to one of our buyers, or see our FAQ below for more info.
Fiction & Literature • Philosophy • History • Social Sciences • Poetry & Drama • Graphic Novels • Children’s Lit • Lifestyle • Textbooks • Rare & Antique
A Note to Consignment Sellers
Please note that Black Squirrel is not currently
accepting new consignment sale options.
FAQ: SELLING BOOKS
When should I bring in books to sell?
For small batches (1-2 boxes), a buyer can usually assess your books while you wait if you come by the store between 11am-5pm any day of the week.
Can I send a picture or list of my books to get an offer without bringing them into the store?
Unfortunately, no. We cannot assess books based on a list or image.
How should I pack books to bring in?
Please pack your books in cardboard boxes rather than bags or boxes you'd like to keep--this will save you some time when you drop them off!
I have a lot of books--is that okay?
For larger acquisitions (3+ boxes, approximately 60 books), please call us beforehand to make arrangements with staff.
What kinds of books are you interested in?
We are usually open to looking at any and all types of books. The most important factor when selling books is condition (ex. some margin notes are okay; water damage is not okay). If you would give the book in its current condition as a gift, it's probably okay!
How much can I get for my books?
Books are assessed based on a number of factors (condition, demand, ubiquity etc.)--we can't know how much we can offer without seeing the books, so it's always best to bring them in for a buyer to look at.
How does store credit work?
When you obtain store credit, we'll open an account for you that you can use at our cash counter when purchasing books or beverages (unfortunately store credit is not redeemable on food items). Anytime you use your credit, or sell more books to top it up, your account balance will be adjusted.
If I buy a book from you, can I sell it back once I've read it?
Yes! As long as you keep it in good condition, there's a very good chance that we'll buy books back from you for store credit or cash.