Pricing & Trading

Get Store Credit For Your Trade-ins

You can trade in your books for store credit or (at our discretion) cash. Store credit is tallied as a dollar amount which will be applied toward your used book purchase. Credit may not be applied to certain merchandise as detailed below. We reserve the right to decline any trade-in item for any reason. There are no trading fees or other restrictions.

There is no set amount that we pay for trade-ins. We will evaluate your books and make an offer based on condition and our inventory needs at that time. Your credit may be used immediately, or recorded in our system. We don’t issue paper receipts for store credit.

  • Any book we buy from you is considered used, as we did not obtain it from a publisher.
  • Used books may be traded for store credit.
  • Store credit may be applied toward used merchandise only.
  • New books or any books from our ‘Galveston’ or ‘Collectibles’ sections cannot be purchased with store credit.
  • We may pay cash for books, solely at our discretion.
  • We can donate any declined books to local charities if you wish. We make weekly donations.
  • We cannot accept books with smoke odors or damages, such as torn covers, loose spines, yellowed pages, etc. We may be able to donate some of these.
  • We do not accept encyclopedias, old textbooks, Harlequin Romance or Reader’s Digest condensed books.
  • Your store credit may be used the day you receive it or it can be stored on our computer and used later. We do not issue paper receipts for credits.
  • Please inform the cashier that you wish to use your credit before they ring up the sale.
  • There is no set amount paid for books.
  • There is no trading fee to use your credit.

Pricing

Untagged mass-market paperbacks are 1/2 off the publisher’s price with a minimum price of $2.50. All other books are priced as marked, either with a price sticker on the front or a penciled in price on the first page.

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Unforgettable Texans
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Sunday 10-4

(409) 750-8200

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Galveston, TX 77550
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