*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?

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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! Bring in these specific titles that we’re on the hunt for and you’ll earn an additional 25% on your offer! 


Most Wanted:
Childish Gambino
David Bowie
Shuggie Otis
Billie Eilish
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
DJ Khaled
Mac Miller

Amy Winehouse
Alabama Shakes
Anderson Paak
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys

Beach House
Beastie Boys

150 Titles Total
Bill Callahan
Black Keys
Black Flag
Bob Marley
Bon Iver
Brian Eno

Camilla Cabello
Carly Rae
The Clash
The Cramps
The Cure

Denzel Curry
Digable Planets
The Dixie Chicks
DJ Shadow
Dr. Dre
Dr. John

Elliot Smith

Flaming Lips
Foo Fighters
Frightened Rabbit

Galaxy 500
Gillian Welch
Grateful Dead
Guns ‘n’ Roses
Green Day

Head in the Heart

Iggy Pop
Iron and Wine
Iron Maiden

Jack White
Janelle Monae
Jason Isbell
Jay Som
Jedi Mind Tricks
Jesus and Mary Chain
Jimi Hendrix
John Coltrane
John Prine
Joy Division
Justin Townes Earle

Kacey Musgraves
Kanye West
Kid Cudi
Kikagaku Moyo
Kurt Vile

Lana Del Ray
Lauryn Hill
LCD Soundsystem
Led Zeppelin
Leon Bridges
Leonard Cohen

Mark Ronson
Michael Jackson
Missy Elliot
Modest Mouse
Motley Crue
Muddy Waters

The National
Nick Cave
Nick Drake
Notorious B.I.G.


Panic at the Disco
Pearl Jam
Pink Floyd
The Pixies
Postal Service


Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Roky Erickson

Slow Dive
The Smiths
Snoop Dogg
Soccer Mommy
Sonic Youth
Son Volt
The Specials

Taj Mahal
Talking Heads
Tallest Man on Earth
Tame Impala
Thelonious Monk
Terry Collier
Thom Yorke
Titus Andronicus
Tom Waits
Townes Van Zandt
Travis Scott
Tyler the Creator
Twenty-One Pilots


Vampire Weekend

War on Drugs
White Stripes


Yo La Tango


Most Wanted:
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
1984 by George Orwell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Witcher Series Andrzej Sapkowski
Recent New York Times Best Seller list titles
Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (paperback)
Adventure Zone (series)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Calvin and Hobbes
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Carrie by Stephen King
Christine by Stephen King
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
End of Watch by Stephen King
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
My Hero Academia manga series

Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Overstory by Richard Powers

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Renegades by Melissa Meyer
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 and 3 by Alvin Schwartz
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Sailor Moon manga series

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

CJ Box (paperback only)
Brené Brown
William S. Burroughs
Charles Bukowski
Philip K. Dick
Neil Gaiman
Robert Greene
HP Lovecraft
Mark Manson
Haruki Murakami
Terry Pratchett
Patrick Rothfuss
Brandon Sanderson
Jen Sincero
Kurt Vonnegut
Liane Moriarty
Louise Penny (paperback only)
Joe Hill
Raina Telgemeier

Ham or Amateur Radio
Local Camping Hiking
Marijuana Cooking + Growing
Crystals + Gems
Tarot Decks
Keto Diet
Insta Pot
Pickling, Canning, Preserving
Mediterranean Diet
Japanese Language Books

Children’s/Kids Series:
I Survived
Last Kids on Earth
Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Little Blue Truck
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Wings of Fire
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Dork Diaries
Harry Potter series
Who Was…?


Most Wanted:
Magic the Gathering cards
Dungeons & Dragons 5E books, and minis (painted and unpainted)
Arkham Horror
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Pathfinder (especially 2E)
Great Western Trail
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Colt Express
Fantasy Flight Star Wars
Tales of Equestria

A Feast for Odin
Arkham Horror Card Game

Bang!: 4th Edition
Bears vs Babies
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate
Boss Monster

Call of Cthulhu: Starter Set
Carcassonne: Basic Game
Cards Against Humanity
The Castles of Burgundy
Cat Lady
Chess sets
Choose Your Own Adventure
Clank! A Deck Building Adventure
Cosmic Encounter

DC Comics
Descent Journeys in the Dark
Disney Villainous
Dungeons and Dragons Spellbook cards
D&D Starter Set

Exit the House

Fallout: The Board Game
For the Queen

Galaxy Trucker
Game of Thrones board game
Genesys RPG
The Good, the Bad, and the Munchkin


Illuminati 2nd edition
IT Chapter Two Pennywise puzzle

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game

Kill Doctor Lucky

Legendary Encounters
Licensed board games/deck builders
-Star Wars
-My Little Pony
-Rick & Morty
-My Hero Academia

Love Letter

Machi Koro
Mage Knight
Mah Jong
Monster of the Week
My Little Pony
My Hero Academia: The Card Game

Naruto Boruto 2-Player Card Game: Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Set
The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Monopoly

One Deck Dungeon
Ouija/Spirit Boards

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (stand-alone)
Pathfinder RPG
Power Grid Deluxe

The Quacks of Quedlinburg

The Resistance
Rick and Morty
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures of the Cursed Island

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game
Scythe: My Little Scythe
Shadowrun RPG: 6th Edition Beginner Box
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Small World
Space Alert
Spirit Island
Star Crossed
Starfinder RPG
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Star Munchkin 2: Clown Wars
Star Trek Adventures RPG: Starter Set
Star Trek Ascendancy
Star Wars: Empire VS Rebellion
Star Wars RPG
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Star Wars Rebellion

Take N Play Anywhere: Chess
Terraforming Mars
Ticket to Ride
Tiny Towns
Tsuro: The Game of the Path

Ultimate Werewolf

Viticulture: Essential Edition

We Didn’t Playtest This at All


Nintendo Switch games, consoles, and accessories (including Switch Lite)
Gameboy SP
Xbox One consoles and accessories
PS4 consoles and accessories
VHS players
VHS/DVD combo players (with remote controls)
Retro video games