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?

Ready to see the new “Bookmans Wants” list? Jump to your local store:
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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, give you a trade card (we keep a matching one like a coat check), and give you a time estimate for evaluation. 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. Once your items have been completely inspected, Bookmans buyers will not call your name to check in. Most customers prefer to take their time and check back in around the time suggested when they arrived.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

Flagstaff Wants

Bookmans Flagstaff Wants

Video Games and Video Game Consoles:
– Switch and Switch games
– PS4 and PS4 games
– XBOX 1s and Xbox 1 games
Mortal Kombat 11
– Resident Event 2
– Rage 2
– Vintage Super Mario games
– Zelda games

Toys:
– Boxed or packaged action figures
– Dungeons & Dragons books

Houseware/Jewelry:
– Kachina dolls
– Southwestern jewelry
– Turquoise jewelry

Musical Instruments:
– Acoustic guitars
– Fender and Gibson products
– Boutique guitar pedals

Music:
– New Rock/Pop LPs
– Indie LPs
– Rap LPs
– Classic Rock LPs
– The Beatles
– Led Zeppelin
– Pink Floyd
– Kendrick Lamar
– Childish Gambino
– Jonas Brothers’ Sugar

Movies:
– 4K and Blu-ray movies
Captain Marvel
– Smoke Signals
– Pow Wow Highway

– Glass
– How to Train Your Dragon 3

– Lego Movie: The Second Part
– Mary Poppins Returns

Books:
– Recent releases (2019)
– Bestsellers
YA Series:
– Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (paperback only)
Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland
Cinder, Scarlet, Winter by Marissa Meyer
–  Prodigy, Legacy by Marie Lu
The 5 Kingdoms by Brandon Mull
Fiction/Nonfiction and Authors:
Educated by Tara Westover
Whisky In a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
– Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
– The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
– Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
– HP Lovecraft
– Philip K. Dick

Bookmans Phoenix Wants

Video Games and Consoles:
– All Nintendo Games
– PS4 consoles
– Xbox One consoles
– Nintendo Switch

Houseware:
– Buddha statues

Board Games/Toys:
– Settler’s of Catan
– Collectible Monopoly editions
– 3D puzzles
– RPG guidebooks like Dungeons & Dragons

Musical Instruments:
– Electric guitars
– Bass guitars

Music:
– New Indie LP’s
– New Rock/Pop LP’s
– New Rap/Hip Hop LP’s
– Rap/R&B CD’s

Movies:
– 4K movies
– Horror films
– Cult classics
– Children’s new releases

Books:
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Book One by Alvin Schwartz
– Graphic Novels
Children’s:
Peppa Pig children’s books
– My Little Pony

Bookmans Mesa Wants

Houseware/Jewelry:
– Crystals and gemstones
– New Age items
– Tarot decks and books
– Eastern Thought items
– Windchimes
– Dreamcatchers
– Crosses
– Plates
– Plate chargers
– Treasures
– Curios (in the vein of World Market, Apothecarie, etc.)
– Antique and vintage jewelry
– Unused candles and incense

Toys/Games:
– Legos
– Kids activity blocks
– Packaged collectible toys
– Packaged kids toys
– Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sets and books

Music: 
– Rap LPs
– Current/new release LPs
– R&B LPs
– Classic rock


Movies: 
– New release Blu-rays and 4K
– Superhero movies (DC, Marvel)
– Disney movies
– Popular children’s movies

Books:
– New release fiction
– Current best-sellers (nonfiction and fiction)
– Philosophy
– Tarot
– Paganism
– Wicca
– General New Age
– Graphic Novels
– Popular Manga
– Current release and timeless cookbooks (Chrissy Teagan, Ina Garten, etc.)
– Popular teen and adult authors and series (2018-2019)
Harry Potter series/sets
– Neil Gaiman
– Kurt Vonnegut
– Charles Bukowski
– Haruki Murakami
– Brandon Sanderson
– Kristin Hannah

Bookmans East Wants

Video Games and Consoles:
– Switch games
– Current gen PS4
– Current gen XBox One
– Nintendo Switch
– PS4 games
– XBox One games

Houseware/Jewelry:
– Antiques 1800-1900
– Carnival glass
– Precious Moments figures
– Native American/Western housewares
– Vintage/rare jewelry pieces
– Costume jewelry
– Sterling silver jewelry

Board Games/Tabletop Games/Card Games:
– Magic the Gathering
– Pokémon

Toys and Collectibles:
– Collectible toys
– Star Wars everything
– Harry Potter swag
– Funko Pop! figures

Musical Instruments:
– Guitar pedals
– Bass amps
– Powered PA speakers
– Brass instruments (good condition)
– Cellos
– Violins
– Bass
– Violas

Music:
– New release LPs
– Pop/rock LPs (new)
– Hip Hop LPs
– Modern Country LPs (new)
– Classic rock LPs

Movies:
– 4K and Blu-ray
– Kids movies
– Disney movies
– Cult classics
– VHS Tapes
– Movie box sets,

Books:
– Hot new nonfiction
– Hot new fiction
– Popular teen authors and series
– LGBT+ classics
YA:
– Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Ghosts, Sisters, Smile, Drama by Raina Telgemeier
– Dog Man books by Dav Pilkey
Fiction/Nonfiction:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Educated by Tara Westover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (original cover preferred)
It by Stephen King
The Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Bookmans Midtown Wants

Video Games and Consoles:
– Rare/Uncommon video games
– Neo Geo
– Japanese games
– Cartridge games
– Arcade cabinets
– Game kiosks
– Nintendo Switch games

Houseware/Jewelry:
– Wooden crates
– Driftwood
– Mid-century modern kitchenware
– Plants
– Taxidermy
– Authentic vintage band shirts
– Old/vintage/collectible movie posters

Musical Instruments:
– Acoustic guitars
– Electric guitars
– Guitar pedals
– Guitar cases
– Percussion

Music:
– Classic rock LPs
– New vinyl (2018-2019)
– Hip Hop LPs

Movies:
– 4K and Blu-ray
– New DVD releases
– Cult movies
– Criterion movies
– Rare horror movies
– Horror VHS

Books:
YA:
– Kids/YA Graphic novels
– New YA fiction
Captain Underpants, Dog Man series by Dave Pilkey
– Kids board books
– Nancy Drew series
– Hardy Boys series
Fiction/Nonfiction:
– High-end Wiccan
– High-end occult
– Tarot cards
– Rare comics
– New and niche cookbooks (like Veganomicon)
– Esoteric
– Strange, cult
– Uncommon bios/memoirs
– Psychology
– New Age
– Sci-Fi
– Horror
– Local authors
Authors:
– Charles Bukowski
– William S. Burroughs

Bookmans Northwest Wants

Video Games and Consoles
– Old school cartridge games and consoles
– Handheld systems
– Xbox One
– PS4
– Wii U
– Nintendo Switch
– Nintendo Switch games
– Anything Nintendo

Electronics:
– Tablets
– iPads
– Kindle Fire
– Bluetooth speakers
– High-quality headphones
– Beats headphones
– Newer flat screen TVs
– Computer Monitors, “16” or larger w/HDMI
– Texas Instruments calculators
– External Harddrive (1TB or Higher)
– Boom Boxes
– Wireless gaming mice
– VHS players
– DVD players
– Blu-ray players
– 4K players

Houseware and Jewelry:
– Pre-80s vintage houseware
– Griswold cast iron
– Pyrex
– Corningware and Fiestaware
– Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and Elvis Memorabilia
– Coca-Cola
– Mexi-kitsch
– Camping cookware
– Vintage cameras
– Sterling silver jewelry
– Costume jewelry
– Men’s jewelry
– Rings
– Earrings
– Southwest jewelry
– Watches
– Brooches

Toys and Games
– Legos
– Star Wars
– Funko Pop! figures
– NECA
– Collectibles
– Minecraft
– Loot Crate items
– Marvel/DC
– Nintendo
– Hello Kitty
– Hot Wheels
– Barbie dolls (in box)
– Popular kids characters
– Amiibo

RPG and Board Games:
– Pokemon cards
– Anything Dungeons & Dragons
– Star Wars
– New Warhammer
– Popular tabletop games
– Arkham Horror
– Call of Cthulhu
– Munchkin
– Settlers of Catan
– Scrabble
– Life
– Monopoly
– Jenga
– Risk
– Axis & Allies
– Apples to Apples
– Cards Against Humanity
– Uno
– Connect 4
– Fantasy Flight
-Ticket to Ride
– War Game
– Euro Games

Musical Instruments:
– Keyboards
– Violins
– World instruments
– Saxophones
– Ukes
– Amps
– Pedals
– Electric guitars
– Acoustic guitars
Vinyl:
– 1950’s to current pop rock (good condition only)
– Classic rock
– Jazz
– Blues
CDs:
– Current top artists
– Greatest Hits compilations
– Top karaoke compilations
– Classic rock
– Jazz
– Blues
– World-Putumayo
– Reggae

Movies:
– New Blu-ray and 4k
– Disney/Pixar
– Popular/collectible box sets
– British TV series
– Cult classics
– Musicals
– Classics
– Criterion Collections

Comic Books and Graphic Novels:
– Marvel
– DC
– Dark Horse
– Image
– IDW
– Vertigo
– Well-known characters
– Pre-80s classics
– Characters currently in TV and movies
– Kids comics
– Adventure Time
– Transformers
– Sonic
– Spider-man
– Batman
– Superman
– Wonder Woman
– Archies
– 
Popular graphic novels

Magazines:
– New/recent magazines (past 6 months)
– High Times
– Any tattoo mags
– Weekly issue magazines
– Off-Grid Living
– Vanity Fair (6 current months)

Books:
YA and Kids:
Bestselling YA series (Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc.)
– Pete the Cat
– Peppa Pig
– Paw Patrol
Fiction/Nonfiction:
– Local interest topics
– Current textbooks
– Caldecott and Newberry winners
– Popular Self Help
– Specialty dieting books (like Keto, gluten-free)
– Homesteading
– Woodworking
– Leather crafting
– Blacksmithing
– Popular Audiobooks (see author list for more
– New Age and Tarot Decks
Authors:
– Rupi Kapur
– CJ Box
– Haruki Murakami
– Neil Gaiman
– Fredrik Backman
– Philip K Dick
– JA Jance
– Deborah Harkness
– Craig Johnson
– Kate Atkinson
– Vince Flynn
– Nancy E Turner
– Ian Fleming
– Kate Morton
– Jacqueline Winspear
– Ruth Ware
– Louise Penny
– Amor Towles
– Henning Mankell
– Ray Bradbury
– JD Robb
– David Foster Wallace
– Kurt Vonnegut
– Jack Kerouac
– George Orwell
– John Steinbeck
– Earnest Hemingway
– Lewis Caroll
– Albert Camus
– HP Lovecraft
– Mark Danielewski
– Paulo Coelho
– Stephen King