Do you have books, records, CDs, or comics you want to part with?
Let Chapter 2 Books help find them new homes.
Call us at 507-313-9693 if you have any questions that aren’t answered below. We accept items any time the store is open, but we may not always be able to get to them right away. If you call ahead of time, we should be able to give you an idea of how long it might take. (Note that no appointment is needed and you don’t need to call ahead.)
Books: we buy (and sell) all kinds of books. A lot of what we’ll buy depends on what we currently have in stock. (Have a copy of The Da Vinci Code? Sorry, we’ve already got a dozen.) Over the years the store’s been open, we’ve obtained a better idea of what will or may not sell. The condition of the book will make a huge difference in its resale potential. Books in poor condition will likely be rejected unless it’s something very hard to come by and/or collectible in some way. Ex-library copies and book club editions sell for less, so probably aren’t worth much. We definitely won’t buy encyclopedias, Readers Digest condensed books, or most romance novels.
It takes some time to look through large quantities of books. If you have a lot of books, it’s usually best to drop them off and leave a contact number where we can reach you later. The more time we have, especially to do internet searches for books that we might try to sell online, the better deal we can give you. Be advised that books left at the store for 30 days (after I’ve contacted you with an offer) will become property of the store and not returned. (This is rare, but sometimes people just abandon their books.)
Records and CDs: much like with books, buying records depends on what we have in stock. Certain records and artists show up a lot, while others are more rare and desirable. Condition of records (and CDs) is extremely important and records that are scratched or in poor condition will be rejected. Because evaluation of records is time-consuming, if you have more than a handful of records, plan to leave them with us for a day or two so we can go through them. We buy records and CDs in all genres, although some sell much better than others.
Comics: we love looking at comic books. Older comics or key issues are harder to find (especially in higher grade condition), and we’ll be able to give you more for those. Newer comics and common back issues are also fun to look through, and we’ll buy most comics, although the price we pay will be limited. Condition of comics if vitally important to their value, and Daryl has years of experience in grading.
So what happens after you bring in your books or music and we’ve had an opportunity to look through them? We do offer cash payments for most items. We will make you an offer. Alternatively, you can opt for store credit. Credit can be used the same as cash for anything in the store (e.g., you might bring in some books and leave with albums). Credit can be used right away or saved for a later date (there’s no expiration for credit earned). We will generally offer twice the amount in credit that we’d pay in cash. (And there may be some items that we’d be willing to extend credit for but not pay in cash.) The choice is always yours. (A side note on donations: if you just want to get rid of stuff and don’t care about getting cash or credit, we are always open to – and grateful for – donations.)