*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

The Back to School List can be found here!

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love by Gary Chapman
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • A Promised Land by Barak Obama
  • A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde
  • Adventure Zone series by the McElroy brothers
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Becoming by Barack Obama
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 
  • Body Keeps Score by Besser van der Kolk
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Dune series by Frank Herbert
  • Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
  • Foundation series by Isacc Asimov
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 
  • Handmaid’s Tale series by Margaret Atwood
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • It by Stephen King
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • One of Us is Lying series- McManus
  • Overstory by Richard Powers
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Percy Jackson (Book One) by Rick Riordan
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Renegades by Melissa Meyer
  • Sapiens by Harari
  • Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series
  • Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Talking to Strangers and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • The Expanse series by James A. Corey
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Giving Tree and all titles by Shel Silverstein
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Witcher Series by Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  • Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Thinking Fast and Slow- Kahneman
  • Too Much is Never Enough by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Kids/YA/Teen

    • Babysitters Club Series and graphic novels by Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan, Raina Telgemeier
    • Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
    • Caldecott and Newberry winners
    • Current Textbooks
    • Daniel Tiger
    • Day the Crayon Quit
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    • Dog Man series
    • Dork Diaries
    • Dragon’s Love Tacos
    • Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon series by Mo Willems
    • Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
    • Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon
    • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
    • Goosebumps
    • Harry Potter series books 1&2
    • How to Catch a Unicorn
    • I Survived
    • Kids Ancient history books
    • Kids graphic novels like Amulet and Smile
    • Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
    • Little Blue Truck
    • Paw Patrol
    • Peppa Pig
    • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
    • Pete the Cat
    • Press Here by Hervé Tullet
    • Shel Silverstein
    • Warriors Seris by Erin Hunter
    • Who Was…?
    • Wings of Fire
    • YA LGBTQ+ Fiction

Authors

  • Adam Silvera
  • Albert Camus
  • Amor Towles
  • Ann Leckie
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Brené Brown
  • Brent Weeks
  • Brian Sanderson (paperback preferred)
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Christine Feehan
  • CJ Box (paperback only)
  • Craig Johnson
  • David Foster Wallace
  • Deborah Harkness
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Donna Leon
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • 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
  • Joe Hill
  • John Steinbeck
  • Junji Ito
  • Kate Atkinson
  • Kate Morton
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Lewis Caroll
  • Liane Moriarty
  • Louise Penny (Paperback Only)
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • Mark Danielewski
  • Mark Manson
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Nancy E Turner
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Pierce Brown
  • Raina Telgemeier
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Robert Greene
  • Robert Jordan (paperback preferred)
  • Rupi Kapur
  • Ruth Ware
  • Sarah J Maas
  • Stephen King
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Vince Flynn
  • William S. Burroughs

National Book Award Winners:
Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri Yu
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
The Dead Are Arising by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi

National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees 2020:
Inside Story by Martin Amis
If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Winner)
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
Memorial by Bryan Washington
The Broken Heart of America: St, Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson
Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future by James Shapiro
She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner (Winner)
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (Winner)
This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope by Shayla Lawson
Golem Girl by Riva Lehrer
The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore
Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco by Alia Volz
Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World by Amy Stanley (Winner)

Manga

    • My Hero Academia
    • One Piece
    • Demon Slayer
    • Hunter X Hunter
    • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • Naruto
    • Sailor Moon
    • VIZ publisher
    • Shonen Jump publisher 

Vinyl

  • 50’s-current pop-rock in good condition
  • 2019-2021 releases
  • Classic rock
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Funk 
  • R&B
  • Disco
  • 90’s hip hop re-issues
  • Re-issues from labels
  • Collectible releases
  • Dystopian prog albums
  • Ghibli movie soundtracks
  • Lord of the Rings soundtracks
  • Star Wars soundtracks
  • Marvel soundtracks
  • Horror/cult classic soundtracks
  • Sci-fi soundtracks
  • Video game soundtracks
  • AC/DC
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Anderson Paak
  • Arcade Fire
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Barry White
  • Beastie Boys
  • Beach House
  • Beck
  • Bill Callahan
  • Black Keys
  • Black Flag
  • Bob Marley
  • Bon Iver
  • Brian Eno
  • Brockhampton
  • Beyonce
  • Billie Eilish
  • Camilla Cabello
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The Clash
  • The Cramps
  • The Cure
  • Childish Gambino
  • Daft Punk
  • David Bowie
  • Denzel Curry
  • Digable Planets
  • The Dixie Chicks
  • DJ Khaled
  • DJ Shadow
  • Dr. Dre
  • Dr. John
  • Elliot Smith
  • Evanescence
  • Eminem
  • Flaming Lips
  • Foo Fighters
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • Fugazi
  • Fugees
  • Funkadelic
  • Future
  • Frank Ocean
  • Galaxy 500
  • Gillian Welch
  • Gorillaz
  • Grateful Dead
  • Guns n’ Roses
  • Green Day
  • Halsey
  • Head in the Heart
  • Hole
  • Hozier
  • Iggy Pop
  • Interpol
  • Iron and Wine
  • Iron Maiden
  • Jack White
  • Janelle Monae
  • Jason Isbell
  • Jay Som
  • Jay-Z
  • Jedi Mind Tricks
  • Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • John Coltrane
  • John Prine
  • Johnny Cash
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Joy Division
  • Justin Earle Townes
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kayne West
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kehlani
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Kikagaku Moyo
  • Kurt Vile
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lana Del Rey
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Led Zepplin
  • Leon Bridges
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Lorde
  • Lumineers
  • MC5
  • MGMT
  • M.I.A.
  • Mac Miller
  • Mark Ronson
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Megadeath
  • Michael Jackson
  • Miles Davis
  • Misfits
  • Missy Elliot
  • Modest Mouse
  • Motley Crew
  • Motorhead
  • Muddy Waters
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • The National
  • Neil Diamond
  • Nick Cave
  • Nick Drake
  • Nirvana
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • NXWorries
  • Oasis
  • Outkast
  • Otis Redding
  • Panic at the Disco
  • Pavement
  • Pearl Jam
  • Pharcyde
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Pixies
  • Postal Service
  • Post Malone
  • Primus
  • Prince
  • Prodigy
  • Queen
  • Quasimodo
  • Qotsa
  • Radiohead
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Roky Erickson
  • The Roots
  • Rush
  • Scott Walker or The Walker Brothers
  • Shuggie Otis
  • Slow Dive
  • The Smiths
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Soccer Mommy
  • Solange
  • Sonic Youth
  • Son Volt
  • Soundgarden
  • The Specials
  • Spoon
  • Sublime
  • SZA
  • Taj Mahal
  • Talking Heads
  • Tallest Man on Earth
  • Tame Impala
  • Taylor Swift
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Terry Collier
  • Thom Yorke
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Tom Waits
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Travis Scott
  • Turnover
  • Tyler the Creator
  • Twenty-One Pilots 
  • The Beatles
  • The Weeknd
  • The White Stripes
  • Thundercat
  • U2
  • Usher
  • Vampire Weekend
  • War on Drugs
  • Ween
  • Wilko
  • Wipers
  • X
  • XX
  • Yo la Tango

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
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
  • Any complete video game system
  • Resident Evil
  • Super Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube)
  • Animal Crossing
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)
  • Minecraft
  • Doom
  • Fire Emblem (Gameboy)
  • Mega Man 7 (SNES)
  • Zelda games
  • Pokemon games
  • Mario games
  • Next-Gen PS4 and Xbox One games
  • Last of Us Part II (PS4)
  • Rare in-box retro games
  • Collector’s boxes

Game Consoles (all)
Anything Nintendo Switch-related
Anything PS4 or PS5-related

Other
  • A Feast for Odin
  • Anything Dungeons & Dragons
  • Apples to Apples
  • Arkham Horror: 3rd Edition – Core Set
  • Axis & Allies
  • Azul
  • Bang!: 4th Edition
  • Bears vs Babies
  • Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Blokus
  • Boss Monster
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Call of Cthulhu: Starter Set
  • Carcassonne: Basic Game
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Cat Lady
  • Catan
  • Chess sets
  • Choose Your Own Adventure:
  • Clank! A Deck Building Adventure
  • Clue
  • Codenames
  • Colt Express
  • Connect 4
  • Cosmic Encounter
  • Coup
  • D&D 5e
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E books, and minis (painted and unpainted)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Spellbook cards
  • Descent Journeys in the Dark
  • Disney Villainous
  • Euro Games
  • Exit the House
  • Fallout: The Board Game
  • Fantasy Flight
  • Firefly
  • Fluxx
  • For the Queen
  • Galaxy Trucker
  • Game of Thrones board game
  • Genesys RPG
  • Fantasy Flight Star Wars
  • Gloomhaven
  • Great Western Trail
  • Hadara
  • Illuminati 2nd edition
  • IT Chapter Two Pennywise puzzle
  • Jenga
  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game
  • K2
  • Kill Doctor Lucky
  • Legendary Encounters
  • Licensed Monopoly games
  • Life
  • Love Letter
  • Machi Koro
  • Mage Knight
  • Magic the Gathering cards
  • Mah Jong
  • Medium
  • Monster of the Week RPG: Tome of Mysteries
  • Munchkin
  • My Hero Academia: The Card Game
  • My Little Pony
  • Mysterium
  • Naruto Boruto 2-Player Card Game: Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Set
  • New Warhammer
  • One Deck Dungeon
  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
  • Pandemic
  • Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (stand alone)
  • Pathfinder RPG
  • Pictomania
  • Pokemon Cards
  • Popular Tabletop games
  • Power Grid Deluxe
  • Powered by the Apocalypse games
  • Qwirkle
  • Rick and Morty
  • Risk
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventures of the Cursed Island
  • RPG Dice
  • Sagrada
  • Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game
  • Scrabble
  • Scythe: My Little Scythe
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
  • Shadowrun RPG: 6th Edition Beginner Box
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
  • Small World
  • Space Alert
  • Spirit Island
  • Star Crossed
  • Star Munchkin 2: Clown Wars
  • Star Trek Adventures RPG: Starter Set
  • Star Trek Ascendancy
  • Star Wars Imperial Assault
  • Star Wars Rebellion
  • Star Wars RPG
  • Star Wars: Empire VS Rebellion
  • Starfinder RPG
  • Take N Play Anywhere: Chess
  • Terraforming Mars
  • The Castles of Burgundy
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Munchkin
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Monopoly
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • The Resistance
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Ticket to Ride: Europe
  • Tiny Towns
  • Tsuro: The Game of the Path
  • Uno
  • Viticulture: Essential Edition
  • War Game
  • We Didn’t Playtest This at All
  • Wingspan
  • Wonders
  • X-Wing box sets
Musical Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Synthesizers
  • Audio interfaces
  • Studio monitors
  • Native American Flutes
  • Studio Headphones
  • Guitar Pedals
  • Violins
  • World instruments
  • Saxophones
  • Trumpets
  • Clarinets
  • Midi Controllers
  • Flutes
  • Djembes
  • Drum machines
  • Percussion instruments (congas, bongos, doumbek, tablas)
  • Kalimbas
  • Ukes
  • Pedals
  • Guitars electric and acoustic
  • Guitar cases
  • Bass guitars
  • Microphones
  • Microphone stands
  • Practice amps