Used Book Buying 

We buy used books when we have room.  We always take donations. 


When we buy books, we will look through your books and make an offer in cash.  We’ll make an offer based on condition and our need at the time.  You must remove any books we do not want within one week or they will be recycled. 


We take donations any time.  Donated books we do not need will be passed along to a nonprofit organization.


Please call ahead if you would like to sell books to be sure we are buying at that time.  Please make an appointment to bring in a box or more.  We will not buy books after 5pm or on Saturdays.


For the health and safety of our staff we will not look at any books that smell of mildew or mold.  These are health hazards and should be disposed of accordingly.


We are interested in:

Gently used resaleable books

Good quality children’s books

Books about Iowa or Iowa history

Fiction, mystery, history, biography, Amish fiction in good condition.


We are NOT interested in:

Encyclopedias, condensed books, textbooks, dated travel guides or reference books, books published by magazines (Reader’s Digest, Time-Life, Taste of Home, etc.), audio books or music, movies or software, magazines, newspaper, journals, puzzles, games, toys or household goods.  We do not buy Advance Reading Copies.


No, we cannot tell you if we are interested in your books over the phone.  Books must be free of dirt, dust, mold, rodent droppings and insects.  We are not interested in books that are not intact or are in poor condition.  Books with cracked spines, missing original dustjackets, ex-library books and books with lots of stickers or tape will not bring top dollar.  We buy books we can resell, bids are based on resell value in our store.  We may not buy a book that you purchased here based on our current supply and demand of our inventory which changes daily. 


Call for an appointment if bringing in more than one box.  Phone  515-961-0391.