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Book Buying Policy

Bookworm Bookstore is always interested in buying quality used books. Here's what you can expect when selling your books to us:




The condition of the books is important. We are always trying to improve the condition of our stock. It's the first thing we check on every book, if we pass on your books due to their condition, it's nothing personal. At some point every book becomes too worn for us to display and sell.


What We Buy


Used books and audio books. Almost any category is fine. Classic literature, science fiction, history, romance, self-help, children's books, westerns, business, mysteries, cookbooks and parenting are just a few of our sections. There are dozens more! If we have a section for it in our store, we probably want more of it.


What We Don’t Buy


The list of items we don't buy is much shorter. We'll gladly look at anything you bring, but here are some items we're likely to pass on:


Extremely Old Books


Books related to a particular year e.g. The Sunday Times Wine Guide 2006

Audio or Video Cassettes


When Do We Buy Books?


Our book buyer is available Monday – Friday during opening hours, please do not bring books at the weekend, we may not be able to store them.  Please do not request a home visit, we do not have the facility to accommodate these requests.

We can usually check your books in just a few minutes, while you wait. If we're backlogged with other collections, we'll let you know.


What Does the Book Buyer Do?


The book buyer will examine each of your books, and separate them into two stacks -- those we need, and those we don't. They will calculate the value of the books we need, and make you an offer.  If you would prefer store credit, we may be able to make a higher offer, so do say.


What About the Books You Don’t Want?


Unfortunately, we can't buy every book we see. We are very selective. As space on our shelves becomes limited, we are becoming even more selective. Condition and subject matter are the most common reasons for us to reject a book. Our current stock situation is also important, as we try to avoid excessive duplication on our shelves.