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Where Can I Buy Used Books Near Me __FULL__

There are many organizations that are always looking for books, or you can drop off a book in a local Little Free Library. Or, donate your books to prisons. If none of these is an option, we have a few ideas for how to repurpose your used books.

where can i buy used books near me

We've been selling used books since 1996. Find cheap used books for sale from sellers around the world. Shop for secondhand books, and you can save money, be sustainable, support independent booksellers, and find great reads. AbeBooks offers novels, memoirs and autobiographies, cookbooks, poetry, children's picture-books, textbooks, car manuals, large print books, out-of-print editions, and millions of cheap paperbacks.

If you want to sell books online, BookScouter is one of the best platforms. When it was first launched, its main purpose was to help sell textbooks for the best price, but now, with 30+ vendors integrated into the platform, it helps find the best offers for buying and selling used books, too.

Though it has lost popularity due to its auction-based sales and the appearance of more popular reselling apps, eBay is still a solid option for those looking to sell used books online in 2023. However, eBay is not the best place to sell textbooks because auctions often lead to sellers being lowballed, resulting in a loss of profit.

Chegg used to be the best place to sell your old textbooks and make a profit. It featured fair prices and free shipping for the textbooks purchased. Unfortunately, not anymore. As of 2023, Chegg no longer purchases books; instead, it sends you to another brand to sell your books. claims to pay top dollar for your used textbooks. Enter your ISBN number, receive a quote and get a free shipping label to mail your books in. You can receive your payment in a direct deposit, check or store credit.

As part of the trade-in program you can search on by title, keyword or ISBN (displayed near the barcode) for your book but they will only accept certain titles. If your book is listed, you will get a free shipping label and Amazon will pay in the form of an Amazon gift card for books that they accept.

In addition, if you decide it is just too much work to sell your books while you're decluttering, you can also check out my article on the top 13 places to donate used books so they still get out of your home and to someone who can appreciate and use them.

We may live in an age of digital and e-books, but don't let that fool you. Print is still alive in the City of Angels from Inglewood to Eagle Rock. The stores that made our list were chosen based on a number of criteria, like collection size, pricing, ambiance and orderliness (and extra points were awarded for establishments with a store dog or cat). We searched and high low for the best of the best, so chuck your Kindle and use our list to help you locate the bookstore nearest you. As always, leave your own favorites in the comments.

Of all the used bookstores on this list, none have greater deals or a greater selection than the Friends Book Shop. Located inside the Beverly Hills Public Library, this used bookstore (which is the only bookstore in Beverly Hills, aside from Taschen on Beverly Drive) has a wide variety of books, from fiction, art, and children's to classics, first editions, and signed copies. It's been around since 1991 and is run and operated by the Friends of The Beverly Hills Public Library, a garrulous, friendly bunch of senior citizens who are eager to chat about books and help you find whatever you are looking for. Their collection is built from donations to the library and their prices are jaw-droppingly low. They've got both a $1 rack and a 25-cent rack, and the bulk of their books cost between $3 and $4. Their specialties are cookbooks, paperback mysteries and coffee table-sized art books. In addition to books, they sell audio books, DVDs and current magazines.

Like the name suggests, Sideshow is more than just a used bookstore. From found photos and vintage matchbooks to plastic Beatles figurines and transistor radios, it's a place filled with the odd and bizarre, the retro and the zany. Paper lanterns hang from the ceiling and sheepskin and Persian rugs cover the floor. It's the kind of place where you go in looking to buy one thing and leave with far more than you expected because everything in this store is that cool. This is a relatively young bookstore that opened almost five years ago and has a huge collection of books in addition to a gallery across the street. Their film section, which includes screenplays, biographies, how-to's, and books that have been turned into movies, is one of their biggest draws, as is their pulp and hardboiled fiction section. In addition to vintage knick-knacks and used books, they've got records, old magazines (like Life and TV Guide), old Playbills, and even a framed, original poem by Bukowski. There's a $1 rack outside and a $5 rack indoors and most of their books range from $5.50 to $12.

There is something incredibly beautiful about Counterpoint Records and Books. The walls are lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and the various colored book spines create a tapestry-like effect throughout the store. There's a library-like quietness to the place, but it's by no means draconian. The staff is friendly and helpful and it's clear that everyone who's in the store either loves books or loves records. You're allowed to stand on the ladders and step stools, which is pretty cool considering how many bookstores don't let customers use them themselves. The bookstore opened in 1979 and has since become a landmark of sorts on this trendy stretch of Franklin Avenue. The average paperback costs about $5 here and they've got huge art, poetry, literary fiction, music and philosophy sections. This is the kind of store where you're almost guaranteed to find books by even the most obscure and unknown writers, so long, of course, as they're good. You can also find tapes, CDs, and VHSs here.

The Scott Wannberg Bookstore is essentially a room full of for-sale used and new books inside of the Beyond Baroque Foundation in Venice. Though it is small, it is unique in that it specializes in poetry, anthologies and literary journals, which are generally hard to find in used condition. Novels by the Greats are there, as well as first edition art books and catalogues donated by Ed Ruscha. The books in this donation-based bookstore range from a mere $2 to $3 dollars and first editions can cost as little as $10.

If you're on Instagram or Tinder, chances are you've seen photos of people posing in the book tunnel/window at The Last Bookstore. Part bookstore, part record store, part gallery space, The Last Bookstore is a rare breed in Downtown (hence its name). It got its start three and a half years ago at its original location on Main Street, but moved to its current location in a former bank building on Spring Street a couple years ago. The inside of the place is a marvel of interesting sights and spectacles. There's sumptuous red leather couches and chairs, huge white columns, and book sculptures galore. They even provide shopping carts and baskets for customers. The Spring Arts Collective has both artist studios and shops on the second floor and during Christmas time, resident artists built a Christmas tree out of books for the store. This is definitely the kind of place you could spend hours in because there's just so much to look at and discover. The average book price ranges from $5 to $8 and there's a smattering of zines, comics and used DVDs and CDs for sale.

3. Local LibrariesAs with most places on this list, it is wise and courteous to call in advance for specifics on current needs. Many local libraries do not have space or time to sort through large collections of books. Check to see if they are looking for current titles, or organizing a community book sale in the near future.

5. Habitat for Humanity ReStores Proceeds from ReStores are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance, and shelter in local communities and around the world. Check out their website for locations near you.

7. Local TheatersIf your books are historical in nature, check with your local theater and/or museum. Books may be used as props during performances or as display exhibits in local museums.

11. African Library ProjectALP is dedicated to creating African libraries by organizing the shipment of gently-used books through book drives in the United States. You can find a local book drive or better yet, organize your own.

15. Books for SoldiersOperation Paperback Books for Soldiers / Operation Paperback collects gently-used books and sends them to American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families here at home. To begin the shipment process, sign up here.

I have few technical books to donate. It includesMicrobiology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Animal Husbandry, C+ computer, Spiritual, Prepared Projects on biotech, etc. About 20 to 30 used books in good condition.

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