Used Book Credit Policy

 

Bring in your used books and receive credit to be used towards the purchase of other used books. It's a great way to support heavy book reading habits for a lot less cash! Book Drop-Off for Used Book Credit is by appointment only to help ensure we're taking in an appropriate amount of inventory. You can schedule an appointment HERE.

 

BOOK CREDIT POLICY

KBB DOES NOT PAY CASH FOR BOOKS. The credit you receive will be kept on file and does not ever expire.

While we accept a wide variety of books, we do reserve the right to refuse any book brought in for credit. The reasons for refusal may include age, condition, and/or number of copies already in our inventory. Library discards and most book club editions are not accepted. Some books that are not acceptable for our regular inventory may be acceptable as sale books at 25 cents to $1. Your credit will be one-half the sale price (12 or 50 cents) for these books. Books not accepted will be returned upon request, and must be taken with you when you leave.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT OUR CREDIT POLICY

***Our credit policy is based on a two for one principle by price. For example, if you bring in two books of a certain value, you can trade for one of our used books of the same value paying only the handling charge and sales tax.

***Each time you use any of your credit you will pay a handling charge and sales tax in cash. The handling charge is 10% of the amount of credit that you use.

***Credit NEVER Applies to New Merchandise

HOW YOUR CREDIT IS CALCULATED

PAPERBACK BOOKS - the original U.S. printed cover price of your paperbacks is totaled and then divided in half. This credit balance is then applied to the printed cover price of our paperbacks. Paperback credit cannot be applied to hardcover books, audiobooks, and certain paperback books marked "Collectible/Treasures Found".

HARDCOVER BOOKS - we price at the price we hope to sell them and you receive half that amount in credit. Hardcover credit may be applied to our price marked inside each hardcover book. Hardcover credit may also be used on paperback books if you wish. It may not be used to purchase audiobooks and certain books marked "Collectible/Treasures Found". 

AUDIO BOOKS - the original U.S. cover price of your audio books is totaled and then divided in half. This credit balance is then applied to the printed cover price of our used audio books. Audio credit may also be used on paperback books. (Except "Collectible/Treasures Found" books)

TWO IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/MANGA - if you want to take out this type of book using credit, you must bring in science fiction, fantasy, or manga books. The credit is calculated as described above.

SERIES ROMANCE- credit received for these books can only be used for more series romances.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE TO BRING YOUR BOOKS. BOOKS THAT DON'T FIT IN THE FILE SIZE/BANKER'S BOX WE PROVIDE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

We believe you will find trading books to be a great way to turn those books on your shelf into exciting new reading material. What a deal!