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Rare & Used Books

    Rare and Used Books in the Annex 

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TEMPORARY STATUS UPDATE 11/29/18 - We are not accepting used book submissions for store credit until after the New Year.

Ernest & Hadley Booksellers accepts book trade-ins for store credit in our Annex behind the main shop. We will accept any size donation at any time, but since we are not a non-profit, donations are not tax-deductible. We do not give cash for books.

PLEASE CALL AHEAD: (205) 632-5331

Depending on the number of books you are dropping off for credit, please allow up to 48 business hours to process. Please keep your submissions for store credit to a maximum of what will fit into a 19”x15”x11” box. There may be a service charge applied, depending on the size of your drop-off. We can make house calls as well, and a service charge will be applied based on the distance from the store and volume of books for appraisal.

Do you have valuable books* that you would prefer not to drop off? Click here and we will get back to you ASAP.

Guidelines for books we will accept:

•  We accept books that are in good condition. 

•  Hardcovers should have a dust jacket.

•   We are selective about the mass market paperbacks. Classics are preferred.

•   We do not accept any textbooks, Solutions Manuals, Study Guides or Lab Manuals that accompany specific textbooks or classes.

•   Software books and many nonfiction categories are subject to age limits. These vary widely from topic to topic.

•   In general, items that come free with purchase or are handed out free by organizations are not accepted.

•   We are very selective about the stapled material we accept.

Used* Book Credit Schedule**

$3.00  Hardcovers with dust jacket

$2.00 Paperbacks in great condition

$1.00 Hardcovers without jackets or paperbacks in fair condition


* If you have valuable books we will offer a fair-market value in store credit or establish consignment. You are free to accept or reject any offer we make. 

** Subject to change.