*Bookmans does not give online quotes for trade items in the comments. If you would like a price quote for your items, items must be brought into a Bookmans store for evaluation.

Everyone loves to shop at Bookmans, and we couldn’t be happier about that! Bookmans is known throughout our communities for many things, but the one thing that customers always want to know more about is what we want to trade. When customers come to our trade counters with boxes full of goodies, our buyers overflow with anticipation. What will be in this box? Will it be something unique? Something collectible? Something that is going to fly off our shelves?

BRING US YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS! Whether it’s an acoustic guitar, a drum set, an old Casio keyboard, or something off the wall like a singing Tesla coil, we want it. Bring in any and all instruments you have at all Bookmans stores.

For anyone uninitiated, Bookmans has a Buy-Sell-Trade business model. When we say that our shelves are stocked by our community, we mean it. Here’s how it works:

  1. You bring your gently-used and lovingly cared-for items to a Bookmans trade counter. These items can range from books to vinyl to vintage action figures to jewelry and beyond. If you’ve been in a Bookmans store, you know we carry just about anything and everything on our shelves.
  2. Bookmans’ buyers will take your items/boxes, and from there, you are free to leave and come back, browse our store, play some video games at our game station – whatever you like to pass the time.
  3. Bookmans’ buyers are trained to evaluate the items brought in based on several criteria. The basic criteria are:
    a) Item condition. A much-desired item in great condition is best.
    b) Item sellability. Our goal is to resell our trade items, but not all items, even ones in great condition, are good sellers.
    c) Our current stock. Bookmans’ supply lines extend far beyond our orange shelves. Our buyers will consider how many of these or similar items we currently have in stock both on our shelves, in our backstock, and in our warehouse.
  4. When you return to the trade counter, your buyer will give you a trade offer. These offers all come in trade credit and cash. Trade credit is always significantly higher than cash offers. Obviously, we want to encourage customers to find something new they love at our store.
  5. The buyer will return all of the items that they are not including in the trade offer to you. The choice to accept or decline the offer is all yours.

Trust us when we tell you that we want your trade items as much as you want to give them to us. The last thing we want to see is a look of disappointment on our customers’ faces when they get the items they brought in to trade back without an offer. Bookmans wants to help everyone get top-dollar for their items on all future trades. That’s why we’ve created a ‘Bookmans Wants’ board at every store. 

So what are our stores looking for this month? Find out below! Bring in these specific titles that we’re on the hunt for and you’ll earn top dollar on your offer! 

Books: Non-Fiction

  • Artist’s works
  • Art How-To
  • Lettering and Calligraphy
  • Newer cookbooks (2020-2021)
  • Philosophy
  • Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Mythology
  • Counter-culture
  • Weed/Cannabis and drug books (informational and coffee table)
  • Musician biographies
  • UFOs/extraterrestrials
  • Supernatural
  • Tarot
  • New Age
  • Wicca
  • Crystals
  • Shamanism
  • Magic/Magick
  • Astrology
  • Divination
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism
  • Tattoo books
  • Welding/Blacksmithing/metalwork/metallurgy
  • Math and science
  • Ham radio
  • Gun and Knife
  • New and popular FICTION titles and series, new and popular YA books and series, and classic children’s books like Elephant and Piggie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Babysitters Club books and graphic novels are always in need at our stores. We also want your LGBTQIA+ YA titles!


  • Adam Silvera
  • Albert Camus
  • Amor Towles
  • Angie Thomas
  • Ann Leckie
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Brené Brown
  • Brent Weeks
  • Brian Sanderson (paperback preferred)
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Christine Feehan
  • CJ Box (paperback only)
  • Colleen Hoover
  • Craig Johnson
  • David Foster Wallace
  • Deborah Harkness
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Donna Leon
  • E. Lockhart
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Emily Henry
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Fredrik Backman
  • George Orwell
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Henning Mankell
  • Holly Black
  • HP Lovecraft
  • Ian Fleming
  • Ibram X. Kendi
  • JA Jance
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • James A. Corey
  • James Baldwin
  • JD Robb
  • Jen Sincero
  • Jim Butcher
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Joe Hill
  • John Steinbeck
  • Junji Ito
  • Karen McManus
  • Kate Atkinson
  • Kate Morton
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Lewis Caroll
  • Liane Moriarty
  • Lisa Jewel
  • Louise Penny (Paperback Only)
  • Madeline Miller
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • Mark Danielewski
  • Mark Manson
  • Mary Stone
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Nancy E Turner
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Pierce Brown
  • Raina Telgemeier
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Robert Greene
  • Robert Jordan
  • Rupi Kapur
  • Ruth Ware
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Scarlett St. Clair
  • Stephen King
  • Terry Pratchett
  • V.E. Schwabb
  • Vince Flynn
  • William S. Burroughs


    • My Hero Academia
    • One Piece
    • Demon Slayer
    • Hunter X Hunter
    • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • Naruto
    • Sailor Moon
    • VIZ publisher
    • Shonen Jump publisher 
    • Junji Ito
    • Jujutsu Kaisen
    • Chainsaw Man
    • Haikyu!
    • Toilet Bound Hanako-kun
    • Fruits Basket
    • Attack on Titan
    • The Promised Neverland
    • Heartstoppers
    • Spy x Family
    • Hunter x Hunter
    • Full Metal Alchemist
    • Tokyo Revengers
    • Sweat & Soap

Comic Books and Graphic Novels:

    • Spawn
    • DC
    • Marvel

DVDs, Blu-ray, 4K Movies

  • Studio Ghibli
  • Recent movies (within last 2-3 years)
  • Horror
  • Anime, box sets and individual releases
  • Classic movies and musicals
  • Complete TV series box sets
  • Movie Box sets (Harry Potter, LOTR, Marvel, etc)



  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Hip-Hop (not singles)
  • Heavy metal and punk (old and new)


  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Beatles
  • Rolling Stones
  • Halsey
  • Alliyah
  • Lizzo
  • Beyonce
  • Taylor Swift
  • Billie Eilish


  • Classic Rock
  • Best Of (well-known bands/ artists only)
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Rap
  • KPop

Video Games

  • Old-school cartridge games and consoles
  • Handheld systems
  • Xbox One
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Wii sensor bars
  • Switch Games and consoles
  • Anything Nintendo
  • SNES systems and controllers
  • N64 systems and controllers
  • Wii systems and controllers
  • PS3/PS4 controllers
  • Xbox and 360 systems and controllers
  • Any complete video game system
  • Zelda games
  • Pokemon games
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
  • Mario games
  • Next-Gen PS4 and Xbox One games
  • Last of Us Part II (PS4)
  • Rare in-box retro games
  • Collector’s boxes
  • Silent Hill games (any system)

Game Consoles and controllers (all)
Retro systems & cartridge games (Dreamcast, Atari, N64, NES, SNES), handheld systems (Gameboy, DS, PSP), PlayStation (PS1 and PS2), 3DS games, Controllers for all systems
Modern Consoles: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X, Switch Joycons & any Switch accessories, switch OLED
Anything Nintendo Switch-related (joycons, cases, etc.)
Anything PS4 or PS5-related

Board Games and RPGs
  • Dungeons & Dragons manuals and sets
  • Apples to Apples
  • Catan
  • Chess sets
  • Clue
  • Connect 4
  • D&D 5e
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E books, and minis (painted and unpainted)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Spellbook cards
  • Fluxx
  • Game mats
  • Genesys RPG
  • Fantasy Flight Star Wars
  • Jenga
  • Legendary series
  • Licensed Monopoly games
  • Magic: The Gathering cards
  • Mah Jong
  • New Warhammer
  • One Deck Dungeon
  • Pathfinder RPG
  • Pokemon Cards
  • Pokemon Celebration, Evolving Skies, EX, GX, V, Vmax
  • Popular tabletop games
  • Risk
  • RPG Dice
  • Scrabble
  • Shadowrun RPG: 6th Edition Beginner Box
  • Star Wars RPG
  • Starfinder RPG
  • X-Wing box sets

Consumer Electronics

  • VHS players
  • iPad & iPod – Gen 5 & up
  • DVD players
  • Cassette tape & CD players
  • Boom boxes
  • Record players (not Crosley)
  • Vintage-style receivers
  • Walkmen
  • Instax & polaroid cameras
  • TVs – less than 5 years old
  • Oculus (new models)
  • Modern graphics cards
  • PC Cases
  • HDMI cables
Musical Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Guitars, electric and acoustic
  • Synthesizers
  • Audio interfaces
  • Studio monitors
  • Native American Flutes
  • Studio Headphones
  • Guitar Pedals
  • Violins
  • Cellos
  • World instruments
  • Saxophones
  • Trumpets
  • Clarinets
  • Midi Controllers
  • Flutes
  • Djembes
  • Bongos
  • Drum machines
  • Percussion instruments (congas, bongos, doumbek, tablas)
  • Kalimbas
  • Ukuleles
  • Pedals
  • Guitar cases
  • Bass guitars
  • Microphones
  • Microphone stands
  • Practice amps

Gallery and Houseware

  • 925 jewelry
  • Men’s rings
  • Men’s watches
  • Women’s rings
  • Vintage kitsch
  • Pocket knives
  • Daggers
  • Fancy letter openers
  • Vintage cookware (Corningware, cast iron, Pyrex, Fiesta)
  • Bookends
  • Crystal
  • New Age knick-knacks
  • Uranium/Vaseline/Green Depression glassware
  • Folk Art, Pottery, Sculpture


  • Packaged, licensed toys
  • Barbie
  • Anime figures
  • Funko Pop!
  • DC and  Marvel
  • Star Wars
  • Movie Figures
  • Beanie Babies
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • Kawaii, manga, anime-themed accessories and toys
  • Disney collectibles
  • 80’s and 90’s nostalgia toys: Furby, virtual pets/Tamagotchi, Treasure Trolls, My Little Pony, Polly Pocket, Rainbow Bright, etc