Hub City Bookshop's Used Book Policy

We happily take good condition used books as donations or for store credit! You can use the form here to to schedule a buying appointment. Appointment times vary based on the amount of books brought in, but generally take between 10 - 25 minutes. Anything we do not take will be returned to you. 

Used Book Appointment

The maximum number of (medium sized) boxes that can be brought in is 3.

We DO NOT accept: Bibles, dictionaries/encyclopedias, pornography, rare/collectible books, mass market paperbacks, textbooks/study guides, ex-library books, advanced reader copies, audiobooks, spiral bound books, non-book items, and anything else we do not think will sell on our shelves. 

We define good condition as: Smoke free home, no rips or tears, has dust jacket (if hardback), no water/mold damage, no stains, minimal writing, and anything else we deem as not in saleable condition. 

Store Credit:

  • $1.75 for hardbacks
  • $1.25 for paperbacks
  • $2.50 for large/oversized books

Used Book Policy FAQ

Why didn’t you take some of my books?

  • We already have an overstock of that genre/author.

  • An item was in poor or damaged condition.

  • It is not sellable based on current customer demand.

  • You previously purchased it at Hub City but it now falls into any of the above categories.

  • It is a library book or book club series.

What happens to the books you don’t take?

We return them back to you. 

How long will the evaluation take?

A used book evaluation usually takes 10-25 minutes depending on the amount brought in. If you need to leave and come back another time, you must set a return time with the buyer. Any unclaimed books left longer than 48 hours will be considered property of Hub City Bookshop and will be donated or destroyed and any credit earned will be forfeited.

Can I bring in items I previously bought at Hub City Bookshop?

Yes! We especially like seeing the new books we sell coming back to us as used. However, all items previously purchased at Hub City Bookshop are subject to the same condition and inventory requirements listed above.


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