What We Want to Buy | Bookmans


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If you’ve ever visited a Bookmans store, you’ve seen the ever buzzing trade counter and heard the roar of people getting cash and the ever loved Trade Credit at our counters. Our inventory is primarily based on the things that you bring us – neat right? With all the interesting things that comes across our counter, Bookmans is notorious for housing the weird, funky and amazing so we wanted to let you know what things we’re looking to buy, and in turn, the coolness that will be in our store for you to enjoy.

The more you bring in the more cash money in your pocket – or trade money? Doesn’t have the same ring but it sure does function alike. Across our stores we rallied our troops to find out what they are looking to buy as we move in to the new year. Have any of this stuff you want to part with? Bring it in!

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Each of our stores are always looking for the most current titles in books, movies, video games and magazines. As we make way into a new year of book reading and geeking out all of our Bookmans locations are looking for popular and new young adult fiction and general fiction titles. We want to bring our fans the best of the best so if you have a hot new novel or video game that you’ve already gushed over, bring it in and let us give you the gift of getting something even more awesome in return… (trade credit or the cash money we mentioned, #obvi).

Frequent our East side location? Bookmans East is currently keeping their eyes peeled for gaming systems and accessories, house wares and home decor in good condition, and jewelry. To add to their already amazing collection, they are seeking pop rock CDs, vinyl and even more musical instruments. Each of our stores can’t get their hands on enough good vinyl, so bring in the crates you found in the garage. (Please). Add to the list Harry Potter books, books by Neil Gaiman, and New York Times best sellers and we would love to sink our teeth into some obscure non-fiction so you can add that to your list also.

Bookmans Phoenix is eager to buy retro gaming systems and games, new generation video games, packaged toys, and current titles of books, music, and movies.

Our friends up in Mesa are looking for the same, and are hoping to make a deal with someone bringing in blu-rays, crafting items (that bin of yarn and stamps has got to be put to better use), working electronics, and best selling books.

Grant, Ina and Flag are in the same boat, wanting the hottest reads and new movies to stock their shelves for the best of the best in entertainment in 2017.

We are always hoping to come across the interesting, lovely and useable things you bring us – from recreational equipment to vintage decorations. Our fans keep us alive by helping us provide the silly and amazing to our customers. Have a cool art print you want to part with? Thinking of selling that book series that you found in Grampy’s basement? Bring them in.

All of the things we offer trade or cash for only make your Bookmans shopping experience better for you in the long run, as we can offer the best of the best and be your one stop shop for all things books, movies, games, instruments and more. We are ready to get back to the grind and work overtime to make sure we have what you need – both in store and ideas online (just like this one and all our other fantastic blog posts) to make your 2017 so much better than the last one.

155 Responses to “What We Want to Buy | Bookmans”

  1. Arnoldo Montiel says:

    I’m looking to sell or trade all of my long play records (appox) 100
    are you interested? They consist of Regular Big Band, Mexican and American Music.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Thanks for the inquiry Arnoldo. Although we generally take the items you mentioned unfortunately I can’t give give you an actual quotes or answer to if we can take the records online. It’s our policy to provide quotes only at our deal counter in stores. Please call our stores to get an idea of what a particular store is looking for (each store reflects the needs and offerings of the community where it’s situated). Keep in mind if you don’t like what we offer/take on a particular day in a particular store, that the offer is no reflection on your items. Bring them to another store or on a different day and the deal is likely to change. All of our stores info is at bookmans.com/stores and by calling they can give you a better idea if it is worth your time to come in with your records. Hope this helps!

  2. Alice says:

    What is the difference between A trade credit and B trade credit?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Alice! There is no difference it’s just recycled from our old system. Whether you have A trade or B trade they are used the exact same way and can be spent on all the same things – anything in our stores! It’s just one of the many Bookmans’ quirks 😉

  3. Seth says:

    I have lots of PS3 games and the PS3 console with 3 PS3 dual shock 3 controllers lull of my games are in perfect and working order as well as the one year old console. Any idea how much credit or cash I would get? And also do you have PS4 games and accessories in the flagstaff store?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Seth, unfortunately I can’t give you a ton of information online and we can’t provide quotes via the internet. It’s our policy to provide quotes at our deal counter in stores only, so you would have to ring your items in for us to appraise. Please call our stores to get an idea of what a particular store is looking for (each store reflects the needs and offerings of the community where it’s situated). Keep in mind if you don’t like what we offer on a particular day in a particular store, that the offer is no reflection on your items. Bring them to another store or on a different day and the deal is likely to change. As far as inventory is concerned we can’t guarantee stock, nor do we maintain a digital inventory for me to check on availability of PS4 games for you – you would have to give Bookmans Flagstaff a call. All of our stores info is at bookmans.com/stores and by calling they can give you a better idea if it is worth your time to come in with your items and if we have what you are looking for. Hope this helps!

  4. Leti says:

    Does Bookmans accept college course books?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Absolutely! Bring them in and we can give you a quote at our trade counter. Unfortunately we can’t give you more information online but we look forward to seeing you in the stores – and hopefully we can take those text books off your hands! You can always call your local store as well to see if they can give you a better idea prior to coming in and that info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  5. FR says:

    I have a 2014 Pradasphere, hard cover. Is that something you guys would be interested in? Thanks

    • Katie Branson says:

      Your best bet is to bring it in and we can give you a quote at our trade counter. Unfortunately we can’t give you more information online but we look forward to seeing you in the stores – and hopefully we can take your item(s) off your hands. You can always call your local store as well to see if they can give you a better idea prior to coming in and that info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  6. Angie Westenhaver says:

    Do you accept VHS tapes? I have movies and history sets that have not been used.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Generally, yes we accept those types of things. I can’t give you a quote or exact answer online however since we would have to see the condition of the tapes and make you an offer at one of our trade counters. It doesn’t hurt to call your local store and see if they are interested in your items (bookmans.com/stores) and keep in mind also that what we offer you at a particular store on a certain day is not a reflection of your items so if you were to bring them to a different store the deal is likely to change as what the stores are able and need to buy is directly correlated to the neighborhoods and areas that surround the stores – so it’s worth trying more than one if for some reason one store wasn’t interested in the tapes. I hope this helps!

  7. Dean says:

    I have a number of volumes from the Fly Fisherman’s Gold (24 volume set) in “as new” condition (haven’t even opened some of them) published by The Derrydale Press. Are you interested in one or more of them?

    • Katie Branson says:

      We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in, it’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what titles we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Hope this helps!

  8. Sonia Alvarado says:

    I have a set of 6 Totally Today coffee cups, a temp-rations presentable ovenware set, a crystal glass pitcher, a few types of picture frames, some cookbooks and photography books, and a box of vinyl records Elvis Presley and many others. Would you be interested in any of these items?

    • Katie Branson says:

      It’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what titles we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  9. Jacob says:

    I usually shop at the Speedway location and was wondering if you accepted Dsi games(with console) a gamecube console, and Lego magazines. I also wanted to know how much it would pay for.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Jacob, like I mentioned to Angie here, generally, yes we accept those types of things. I can’t give you a quote or exact answer online for how much we would pay for them though since we would have to see the condition of the games and make you an offer at one of our trade counters. It doesn’t hurt to call the Speedway store and see if they are interested in your items (bookmans.com/stores) and keep in mind also that what we offer you at a particular store on a certain day is not a reflection of your items so if you were to bring them to a different store the deal is likely to change as what the stores are able and need to buy is directly correlated to the neighborhoods and areas that surround the stores – so it’s worth trying more than one if for some reason one store wasn’t interested in the games. I hope this helps!

  10. Kathy Hume says:

    Hi,

    i was wondering if your store would be interested in
    buying Audio Books in the Cassette form. Since mostly everything now is on DVD, that is all I am interested in.
    However, I have many book tapes that are of the Cassette Version, and just taking up valuable space.
    Thanks
    Kathy

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Kathy, we can only provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. Generally yes we do take those items. You can call the stores to see if they are willing to take cassettes of audio books, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. I hope this helps a bit!

  11. Carol says:

    We are down sizing our library in our home and mostly all of our books are older which involves a wide variety and wondering if it would be worth our trip into your store for you to take a look at all of them.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hi Carol, an in-home library?! Sounds like our kind of home! Unfortunately there’s not a way for me to give you a quote or idea online. Without seeing the books (condition, year, title…) and without knowing which Bookmans location (as the inventory of each store directly reflects the area in which it is situated) I can’t be of much help. That being said, calling you local store (or all of them) is your best bet. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Keep in mind, what we offer on a particular day at a particular store is likely to change if you go to another store on a another day, and what we offer in trade credit is always going to be more substantial than what we can offer in cash. Our trade credit never expires and can be used at any store. I hope this helps! Please feel free to reach out with any other questions and good luck downsizing!

  12. Kathryn says:

    I was wondering if you would accept music CDs without the original cases?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hi Kathryn, I’m not 100% sure, but I think that it would depend on the store that you took it too. Sometimes we have extra but I fear giving you an incorrect answer. I would call your local Bookmans (bookmans.com/stores) and see if they have better insight. Sorry! I hope this helps.

  13. Kelli says:

    Hi. I was wondering what your policy is on taking magazines. Are there limits on how old they can be and how many we bring in. For example, I have about a year’s worth of The Atlantic from around three years ago. Should I bring them in along with my books or would it be best to just recycle them?

    Thank you.

    • Katie Branson says:

      I’m not sure there is a firm policy on how old of magazines we buy, but that being said, it all depends on the area in which the particular Bookmans is located. All of the contact info can be found at bookmans.com/stores and calling before might be your best bet as the experts at the trade counter will have a much better answer than I do. I’m sorry I can’t help, but I would say not to get discouraged if a certain store doesn’t take your items – bringing them to a different store on a different day is likely to change the trade deal and doesn’t hurt to try it out. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance 🙂

  14. Myrna Roy says:

    I have some very old records–Stan Kenton 45’s ( as an example) in original box with his audograph and others. Any interest? What about very old books with early copyrights…Robinson Caruso 1900, Uncle Remus 1917, complete set of Tom Sawyer books by Mark Twain?

    Thank you.

    • Katie Branson says:

      It’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what titles we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  15. Yuliana avelar says:

    Hello, i was wondering if the store in Mesa (or Phx) takes Magazines? I have plently of them ranging from Vouge, Allure, GT, Instyle, Weekly Entertainment and others. They are all this years (2016-2017) publication so pretty new! And in great condition! Is there a limit to how many i can bring, if i can? Also do you take Gossip Girl books, The hunger games, twilight saga, and Pretty Little Liars books? Would like to know if my trip is worth it.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Honestly it’s impossible for me to tell you for sure if the Phx or Mesa stores would take those particularly items but in general, yes we look for those things – both magazines and that genre of book. That being said, in order to get a better idea of if the trip would be worth it for you your best bet is to call the Mesa or Phx stores and ask someone there. They have a better idea and hopefully will be able to help a little more than I can. Their info can be found at bookmans.com/stores 🙂

  16. Rose says:

    I have a ten inch Nino Mahogany conga and a twelve inch Mahogany conga, also LP Bongos Natural.

    Would you be interested in purchasing them.?

    • Katie Branson says:

      It’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what items we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  17. Niki says:

    What items are the stores currently interested in? I think the orininal post is from November 2016. With the holiday season gone, just wondering if the need is still the same. Thanks

    • Katie Branson says:

      Those items are still on our “we want” list, and really it changes every day. New, fun, exciting, weird, quirky, awkward and awesome things are always making their way onto our shelves. If you have anything specific in mind it’s always best to call the store (any of them, your local one) first to see if they can give you a better idea. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores 🙂

  18. Marie says:

    Do you take sports memorabilia?

    • Katie Branson says:

      It really depends on what it is and what store you are bringing it to. I can’t give you too much information online, but what I can tell you is each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what items we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. It may help you save time though because the buyers at the locations have a much better idea that I would. Hope this helps! You can find the info for stores at bookmans.com/stores.

  19. Drew Czosek says:

    Do you take in skylanders portals and if you do, how much are they worth?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Unfortunately we are unable to give you any quote online, but what I can tell you is each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what items we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. It may help you save time though because the buyers at the locations have a much better idea that I would. Hope this helps! You can find the info for stores at bookmans.com/stores.

  20. Kristy says:

    Hi,
    Before I lug all my old magazines into one of your stores, what is generally the rule of thumb on how far back you’d possibly accept (ex: any age ok or usually just the last year or two)? I have cat (Cat Fancy, Catster, Modern Cat), dog (Dogster, Modern Dog) and wildlife (NWF, Arizona Wildlife) magazines. Thanks!

    • Kristy says:

      I know availability will vary by store, I just didn’t want to bring in 5 year old magazines if you only usually take the last year or so.

      • Katie Branson says:

        Hello! It’s honestly so circumstantial that there isn’t any way for me to give you a straight answer. Calling the store(s) is truly your best bet, and like we’ve mentioned to other people – bringing them into a different store on a different day is likely to change the deal. I wish I could be more helpful – please let me know if I can answer anything else, and the store’s information can be found here.

  21. Tamara says:

    I currently have a bunch of books on CD and I’m just wondering if you guys are looking for any

    • Katie Branson says:

      We typically look to buy CD’s, yes. That being said I can’t guarantee that our stores will want your particular items so your best bet is to call your local Bookmans and ask if they have a better idea for you. I hope this helps a bit. The stores’ info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  22. Kim says:

    I was wondering will you sell handmade jewelry by local artists?

    Thank you

    • Katie Branson says:

      Definitely! We can’t guarantee that we will buy specific pieces, but in general we look for local jewelry to sell in our stores. Please feel free to contact the stores directly if you’d like a more specific answer in regards to pieces, style or that sort of thing. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  23. Terry Fisher says:

    Are you intewrested in the following: Bose center speaker, Kenwood tape player and a Sony DVD player. Also connecting cables?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Unfortunately we can’t give you a quote or guarantee over the internet so your best bet is to call the stores and see if they have a better idea of what specific items they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Hope this helps!

  24. Johnny says:

    Do u guys buy funko pop figures new in box?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Johnny, thanks for your question. What we choose to take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. Your best bet is to call your nearest store to see what they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks again!

  25. Katherine Johnson says:

    Ok do basically I could bring in anything on this planet and if you were interested
    you would make me a deal? Absolutely anything from A to Z? A teapot, 1970’s style vases, old ceramic mixing bowls etc?

  26. Katherine Johnson says:

    Ok do basically I could bring in anything on this planet and if you were interested
    you would make me a deal? Absolutely anything from A to Z? A teapot, 1970’s style vases, old ceramic mixing bowls etc?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Katherine, what we choose to take tends to differ at every store, but the items you have mentioned all seem like great candidates for a spot in our gallery sections. If you want more specifics on what we take at each store you can give them each a call. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for your questions!

  27. Julianna Davis says:

    I have 3000+ 331/2 LPS everything from Behthoven blues jazz, country, rock, disco, motown, collectors editions Rolling Stones , and much more, I have been collecting since 8th grade and carrying these since, I am now 59 and just don’t have the strength to lift t0hat many any more. I am from Prescott, AZ and I am thinking it will probably kinda risky to haul them all down in the heat. What do you suggest I do about getting them to you?
    Thnx Julianna Davis

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Julianna,
      Thanks for your comment. We would suggest that you give your local store a call. That would probably be the Mesa or Phoenix location. They might be able to slim down the selection you would bring in or direct you to a manager to discuss the best way of going about trading with us with such a large trade deal. The numbers for those stores are (602) 433-0255 (Phoenix) and (480) 835-0505 (Mesa). You can find more info about the each store at bookmans.com/stores. We look forward to trading with you!

  28. Sara Miller says:

    I have a Mario vs donkey Kong day game. Can I trade it for another game?? Thanks

  29. Sara Miller says:

    I mean’t DS game Mario vs donkey Kong
    Thanks

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Sara, what we choose to take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. Your best bet is to call your nearest store to see what they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  30. David says:

    I was wondering if you took or would place on con-signment or purchase Famous Monsters of Filmland.
    I have arounf fifty issues including #1.

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi David, thanks for your question. For all consignment deals you would need to reach out to your nearest location about trading them in. What we choose to take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Have a great day!

  31. Al perez says:

    Does Bookmans purchase old library books?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Al, thank you for your question. We do not take library books at our trade counters, but we hope you will stop by with any other books you might be looking to trade.

  32. Angelica says:

    Do you guys buy kids books?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Angelica, we buy and sell kids books. What we choose to take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores and we can’t provide quotes or trade values for items online. Your best bet is to call your nearest store to see what they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks and have a great day!

  33. Kazue Coon says:

    Hi i have a few vintage or old books and a friend recomended your store. The first is the columbia encyclopedia 1969 third edition.
    the second is about 101 years old mothers bible stories.
    if your store wouldnt be interested can u direct me where to go
    thank you for your time
    kaz

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Kazue, your best bet is to call the stores to see what specific items they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for reaching out to us and have a great day!

  34. Sara Simpson says:

    Do you guys buy PC equipment? Ex: I have a gaming steering wheel with pedals I used once and I can’t use anymore.

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Sarah. I’m sorry but we can’t give you guarantee for PC equipment online. You will need to call your nearest store and see if they would be able to take what you have to offer. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for your question and have a great day!

  35. Emjay says:

    Do you guys take old VHS Disney movies?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Emjay, we do take Disney on VHS, but each store is different in their selection process. Your best bet would be to call your nearest store and see if they would be able to take what you have to offer. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for your question and have a great day!

  36. Ella says:

    Is there a lot of interest in books by Nora Roberts?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Ella, we will most likely take Nora Roberts books. For a better idea of what me might take, you can call your nearest store. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for reaching out!

  37. Adam says:

    Are you guys interested in a baby grand piano?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Adam, thanks for reaching out. What we choose to take differs at each of our stores. Please call your nearest location to see if they would be interested. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Have a great day!

  38. Mike says:

    Do you guys buy adult movies?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Mike, what we take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. You’re best bet is to call your nearest location to see what they will take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

    • Dave says:

      The Phoenix store does. Was wondering around an opened a closet looking thing at the front of the store and there they were. As to the other stores idk.

  39. David says:

    Do you guys accept computer parts? Like fans and stuff?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi David, typically we don’t take computer parts but this differs at each of our stores. You’re best bet is to call your nearest location to see what they will accept. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  40. Carrie says:

    carriebearloves@gmail.com. hi I was wondering if you guys bought the old music magnetic tape’s and also if you happen to buy educational workbooks I have a couple dry erase ones for math phonics and site words and I also have a bunch of flashcards let me know if these are things that you would be willing to take that otherwise I won’t even bring him with me thank you

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Carrie, what we choose to take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. You’re best bet would be to call the store nearest to you to see what they will take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for reaching out and have a great day.

  41. Connie says:

    Do you guys buy manga?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Connie, we do buy manga but what we choose to take tends to differ at each of our stores. You’re best bet is to call your nearest location to see what they will accept. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  42. lynn says:

    Seems like your consistent reply is.. “come into the store”. Can you at least provide an “average” price range to purchase books in good condition. FYI.. you never pay more than $1 (unless a priceless collectible). A friend brought in over 50 books, you only bought 6 and paid $2 total. At that rate, it would be less frustrating to just donate to a non-profit. Thanks.

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Lynn, there are a lot of variables to our buying process based on what we need in our stores at the time that someone might be trading in. Because we do not have a digital inventory, we can’t give an average price range for books we might purchase.

      • lynn says:

        I understand that. However, I do believe the business must have a “guideline” for pricing. An agent cannot arbitrarily price a book to purchase. Thx

      • Dave says:

        I agree with Lynn, you title the thing ‘what we want’ and give no real clear idea of what you’re looking for, then people come on here to ask and almost every reply is copy/ paste boiler playe poli speak. I get not every store wants or needs the same stuff, but make a list for each store. Plus, y’all should get a deal going with a recycler or non-profit to take the things you guys turn down. It sucks carying in a 50lb box and walking out with all but 4 books. If we called the store to run all 50 they’d hang up or boiler plate response it ‘just bring it in and we’ll help’ while knowing we get offered $3 for 5 books

        • Harrison Kressler says:

          Hi Dave. If you call in advance, we can give you a general idea of what we need. For instance, if you were to call and say you have a box of hardback fiction books, we would let you know right away that we don’t take a lot of hardbacks when they’ve been released in paperback already. What the stores choose to take also changes on a daily/weekly basis because our inventory changes hourly. We can receive things at our trade counter in bulk and not need those items again until they are sold in the store. We do offer the option of donating the items we haven’t purchased from customers. Each store has various non-profits that come and pick up the items customers leave behind. Sorry that fact wasn’t conveyed to you on your visit. Thank you for reaching out about your experience. We will take it into consideration as we continue to try and make the trade experience a good one for our customers.

  43. Rachel says:

    Hi there,
    Do you take elementary/junior high book sets? I am trying to get rid of dozens of book sets, but they are probably 20 years old. I don’t want to haul them all in if that’s not what you’re looking for. Is there a way to check the titles against a list and see what you’re interested in?
    Thanks!

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Rachel, thanks for reaching out about your book sets. We wouldn’t want you to haul them over if are store isn’t looking to buy them at this time. Please call the store nearest to you to see what they will take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  44. Alannah Heaton says:

    Do you guys take SAT and ACT help books? I have some and I don’t need them anymore.

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Alannah, thanks for reaching out. We do take SAT and ACT practice books. Your best bet would be to call the store nearest to you to see what they will take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Have a great day!

  45. Lilly Boyer says:

    I have about $80 in credit and I wanted to know if my neighbor was to buy my credit would she have any problems using it?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Lilly, it’s yours to use as you see fit and your neighbor shouldn’t have any problems using it.

  46. Sarah Bohac says:

    Would you be interested in buying really old novels? For example Zane grey is one of the authors of a few of them….Please let me know

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Sarah, we do take older novels but what we accept at our trade counters is different at each of our stores. Your best bet would be to contact them directly. You can find that info at bookmans.com/stores.

  47. Shane says:

    I was wondering if you guys accept adult dvds?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi Shane, what we take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. You’re best bet is to call your nearest location to see what they will take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  48. NORMA ALVAREZ says:

    Hi 🙂 I am a self published author of a Mind, Body, Soul, Self-Management, Numerology book called “And Then There Was You,” by N.J. Alvarez. I would like to learn how to structure an agreement with Bookman’s to sell the book and I would also offer training sessions, readings or other agreed activities to support this effort. Thank you for for time and reply to this request.

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Norma! Thank you for contacting us. Please feel free to send me a direct message at katys@bookmans.com, I’d be happy to discuss opportunities for events in more detail. Have a great day!

  49. Jessica says:

    Hi, I have a Panasonic Pro Ag-hpx170 series video camera, are you guys interested in higher end professional cameras like this?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Jessica! Thank you for your comment. The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  50. Justine pilar says:

    Good morning. I am looking to sell a number of books. What is the best way to go about this? What types of books do you generally look for? I have everything from older popular titles to textbooks and assortment of other things. Should I just bring it in? Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Justine! Thank you for contacting us. You can bring your books to the trade counter at any of our locations anytime between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. and we will make you an offer in trade credit or cash. No appointment is necessary. Due to the nature of our stores, inventory is changing every day. The best way to check on what books we’re currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  51. Sarah says:

    Do you buy tools?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Sarah! Thank you for contacting us. Due to the nature of our stores, inventory is changing every day. The best way to check on certain products and prices is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  52. Renee says:

    Do you buy homeschool curriculum manuals for elementary?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Renee! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  53. Andrew Pitcl says:

    Do you accept the original Xbox, plus a lot of accessories for trade in?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Andrew! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  54. Juana says:

    Do you buy or sell perfumes?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi Juana! We do not buy or sell perfumes. The best way to check to see what items we are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  55. Joyce says:

    I have jigsaw puzzles to bring in – should the boxes be taped or not?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Joyce! No need to tape the boxes, just bring jigsaw puzzles in to the trade counter at any Bookmans location and we will take a look. Thanks!

  56. Maggie says:

    Do y’all buy textbooks? I have a lot of textbooks from nursing school that i am trying to get rid of. Thank You!

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Maggie!
      We make all our offers in store and over the trade counter – and each store is different. I would suggest giving your local Bookmans a call, the directory is bookmans.com/stores. A team member will be able to give you an idea on whether or not hauling your textbooks to our trade counter is worth it. Best of luck and thank you for reaching out!

  57. Melody says:

    Do you take Apple Products? I have an Apple TV (2nd generation) and Apple Airport

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Melody! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  58. Erica says:

    I have some costume jewelry, specifically fake pearls and a few other items. Would the Flagstaff store be interested in looking at them?

    • Caity Evans says:

      Hi Erica, All trade offers must be made inshore at our trade counter but we would be happy to take a look. But if you stop by the Bookmans Flagstaff store a gallery buyer will be able to help you. Thanks for shopping at Bookmans!

  59. Wendy says:

    We love Bookmans! We live in Vegas and every time we come to Flagstaff we bring our books. We were wanting to bring in more nic- nacs this time and we also have a beautiful/heavy framed picture. Will you take these? We were hoping to trade to get more books for our home library. If you don’t think you guys want them them we will leave everything home and just come visit. Please let me know.

    • Caity Evans says:

      Hi Wendy, I can’t give you a guarantee that the Flagstaff store will take everything you bring in. But we do take nic-nacs and other gallery items on occasion. Your best bet is to just bring as much as you can and anything we don’t take we would be happy to recycle and donate for you. Hope this helps and thanks for shopping at Bookmans!

  60. Lydia says:

    Hi there,
    I have a 25th anniversary Super Mario picture in a custom red frame that’s roughly 22×24. Is this an item that one of your locations would be interested in?
    Thanks!

    • Caity Evans says:

      Hi Lydia, All deals must be done in person at one of our six locations. I would suggest heading to nearest Bookmans and inquiring there. Sounds like a cool item though! Thanks for commenting and shopping at Bookmans!

  61. Jeb Fall says:

    I have a set of native American sand art pictures of rain dancers. They r in great condition and I’ve been trying to find somewhere that would take them. Do you guys buy art items?

    • Caity Evans says:

      Hi Jeb, We do buy art items! All deals must be made in person at one of our six Bookmans locations. I would suggest heading to your nearest store and inquiring there. Thanks for commenting and shopping at Bookmans!

  62. Keisha says:

    Hello- do you all ever buy electronic equipment such as mixers and PA systems?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Keisha!
      We do buy electronic equipment and music accessories. The best way to check to see what our stores are currently buying is to give your local Bookmans location a call. Each store has a musical instrument manager, they can let you know what they’re looking for at the moment. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  63. Jessica C says:

    Ok so i get you dont give quotes over the Internet apparently im the only one who gets that..lol doesnt anybody read geez..anyways im not looking for a quote i live where there isnt a bookmans so i wanted to know if your stores maybe intrested in mint condition antique sports cards some very old, not a price just any intrest and a store with a person who has the proper knowledge of how to appraise them? Also i have a older gaming system but cant find any info on it coukd someone from your stores work with me through email or Facebook just to get some info before i drive to one of your stores to be told no about anything. We both wanna make money not loose it.lol also what is your policy on buying jewelry and i know you cant give me any price idea via the Internet im just looking for the deciding factors you use and what price range you use , if you will, is it by metal stones appraisal of the item etc..would it be the same as a pawn shop or gold and silver buyer? Please as much ifo you can give me maybe a store i could call to get some assistance that way i know if its worth the trip for both of us? Plz and thank you for ur time and i hope to hear from someone soon.

  64. Billy says:

    Have perfect condition blurays no scratches and newer movies
    I know you cant give me a quote but I don’t want to go and Get like $10 for 18 perfectly good condition blurays? Any info ?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Billy! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  65. Brigitte says:

    Can you please tell me if any locations might be looking for Math & bio books as well as from PBS channel 8 book the station no longer uses?

  66. Brigitte says:

    I have some Dr. Amen New York Best Seller books and wanted to see if maybe they would be worth anything with bookmans for the East Valley.

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Brigitte! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  67. Flaco says:

    Do you guys take very neat exoensive bikes

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Flaco! We don’t accept sports equipment in general but the best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  68. Gigi scarlet says:

    So i want to trade in some book what is the limit amd what type of condition will you recive?

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Gigi! There is no limit to how many books you can trade in, you will most likely get the best trade deals on items in new or good condition. The best way to check to see what our stores currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  69. David Ramirez says:

    I have some movies and DVDs; I try calling your place, to see if they would be of interest, and all I get is the same brief recording about checking your website. It doesn’t give one the option to speak to a live person. I am calling your Phoenix number. Any tips?. thanks

    David

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, David! Thanks for contacting us. We will always answer the phone during business hours – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day but holidays. We are open today 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Labor Day. Call us at (602) 433-0255 and we’ll be happy to speak with you. Thank you!

  70. Melissa says:

    Looking to sell a chalkboard you can hang up, a crock pot, and ice cream dishes. Are you guys interested?

    • Caity Evans says:

      Hi Melissa! All trade deals need to be made in store. Your best bet is to stop by your nearest Bookmans and one of our buyers will be happy to take a look. Thanks!

  71. Mike says:

    We came across a vintage book, and were looking to get some information on it. Is it possible to bring it in and have you look at it and provide that?

  72. Steven stevenson says:

    Would you guys be interested in a teac ag-790 am/fm stereo receiver also wondering if you guys take sony 5 disc dvd/cd/video player.

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Steven! The best way to check to see what our stores currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  73. Robert michael says:

    I have acquired an estate that has tons of books about 20 boxes and cds and cassette tapes vhs and dvd movies. It is more than a truck load how can I get someone to come look at the books to sell

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Robert! We do outside buys very rarely, but the best way to set up an appointment is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Just let them know what you have and the manager on duty can get you in touch with the right person. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me at katys@bookmans.com. Thanks!

  74. Dylan says:

    hello I was curious if you guys consider a very nice top end horticultural led light as a houseware and if so please take it out of my extra bedroom lol

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Dylan! The best way to check to see what our stores currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  75. Richard Campbell says:

    I have a Casio

  76. Tatum egger says:

    How much do you usually give for new movies or not scratched at all movies

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Tatum! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  77. Gabriel says:

    Are you guys interested in buying a novation launchpad mini

    • Katy Spratt says:

      Hi, Gabe! The best way to check to see what our stores are currently looking for is to give your local Bookmans location a call. The store directory can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

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