*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.

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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, 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! 


Most Wanted:
2019 and 2020 new releases
Good Kid, M.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar
Nirvana (2015) by Nirvana
Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Paul’s Boutique by Beastie Boys
Blue by Joni Mitchell
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
Elephant by The White Stripes
Blonde by Frank Ocean
Norman Fucking Rockwell by Lana Del Rey
It is What it Is by Thundercat
Circles by Mac Miller
Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
Folklore by Taylor Swift
Chromatica by Lady Gaga
The White Album by The Beatles
The Red Album by The Beatles
The Blue Album by The Beatles
Daft Punk
90s hip-hop reissues:(Biggie, Tupac, Nas, ATCQ, Outkast)
Dystopian prog albums (Pink Floyd’s The Wall, In the Court of the Crimson King)
Funk and R&B
Aretha Franklin
Marvin Gay
Otis Redding
Neil Diamond
The Weeknd
Johnny Cash (later Rick Rubin albums preferred)
Reissues from labels (Numero Group, Light in the Attic, Soul Jazz, Rhino )
Scott Walker or The Walker Brothers
Star Wars soundtracks
Lord of the Rings soundtracks
Marvel soundtracks
Horror/cult classic soundtracks
Sci-fi soundtracks (Waxwork, Mondo, Lakeshore)
70’s and 80’s Jazz
Disco (big-name titles)
Collectible releases (Color press/variant covers/special releases)


Robert Jordan (paperback preferred)
Brandon Sanderson (paperback preferred)
Stephen King
Leigh Bardugo
Sarah J. Maas
James Baldwin
Neil Gaiman
Diana Gabaldon
Pierce Brown
Brent Weeks
NK Jemisin
Junji Ito
Ibram X. Kendi
Christine Feehan
Holly Black
Maggie Stiefvater
Adam Silvera
Becky Albertalli
Terry Pratchett
Kurt Vonnegut
Haruki Murakami
H.P. Lovecraft
Patrick Rothfuss
N.K. Jemison
Ann Leckie
CJ Box
Donna Leon
Louise Penny

2020 hardcover releases
It by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King
The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey
Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
Dune series by Frank Herbert
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Circe by Madeline Miller
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
1984 by George Orwell
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Non Fiction:
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.
Eckhart Tolle books
Contemporary Philosophy
Contemporary Psychology
Astrology books
Wicca books
Divination books
Tarot (cards and books)
Occult books
Arizona Nature guides
True Crime
Erotic art books

Baby-Sitter’s Club series and graphic novels by Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan, Raina Telgemeier, et al.
Warriors series by Erin Hunter
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (books 1 & 2)
Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey
Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon series by Mo Willems
Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon
Keeper Of The Lost Cities Series – Shannon Messenger
Garfield comics
YA LGBT Fiction
Kids graphic novels like Amulet, Smile

Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga:
Kodansha Comics
My Hero Academia
One Piece
Dr. Stone
Demon Slayer
New D.C.
New Image
New Marvel
Lady Death
Rare and high-end comics (especially first appearances) in GOOD or BETTER condition
Newer indie publishers (Titan, Aftershock, Berger Books)
1st issue graphic novels and comic books

Magazines: Current Issues ONLY (past 3 months)
Mad Magazine
Heavy Metal Magazine
Cult magazines


Puzzles – any and all you have (complete puzzles only)
Ticket To Ride
Licensed Monopoly games
Arkham Horror
Chess sets
Mah Jong
Monster of the Week (and other “Powered by the Apocalypse” games)

RPGs: Books and Accessories
Dungeons & Dragons (5e preferred)
Pathfinder (2e preferred)
RPG dice
Genesys/Fantasy Flight Star Wars


SNES/N64 systems and controllers
Wii systems and controllers
Xbox 360 systems and controllers
Switch games
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Resident Evil 4 (any system)
Super Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube)
Animal Crossing (any version)
Ghost of Tsushima ( PS4)
Star Wars: Jedi the Fallen Order (XboxOne or PS4)
Minecraft (any system)
Fire Emblem (Gameboy Advance)
Forza Horizon 5 (XboxOne or PS4)
Mega Man 7 (SNES)
Zelda games (all versions)
Pokémon games (all versions)
Last Of Us Part II (PS4)
Rare, in-box, retro games
VHS players
VHS/DVD combo players (with remote controls)