Used Books at Moon Palace

The good news is we sell used books!   If you've got books you want to part with, these are our used book buying guidelines. 

Here's what you'll want to know:

  • Alas, we don't pay cash.  We ONLY pay store credit.  Usually between 10% and 25% of the cover price.  Books in high demand have the most value.  We offer no credit for books with little or no resale value.  Think you can get a better deal somewhere else?  You probably can!
  • We take books Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons and even then we may not be able to process your books right away.  Email us at used@moonpalacebooks.com if you'd like to make an appointment to bring in books another time. 
  • We have a one bag limit. Want to bring in more than one bag?  Make an appointment!  Email us at used@moonpalacebooks.com and we'll help find a time that works for you. 
  • We only want books in good condition.  Please-- no mold, underlining, tears, rips, dirt, dog bites, cat pee, crayon scribbles, etc.  We're looking for books that are sellable, not just readable. 
  • We can't use most textbooks, library books, ex-library books, little free library books, encyclopedias, magazines, book club editions, or damaged books.
  • We usually pass on series romance, out-of-date nonfiction, books we've got too many copies of, books from a section that's too full, most hardcover genre fiction more than a year past publication date, most paperback genre fiction more than 10 years past publication date. 
  • At this point we can't take donations of what we can't sell.  We just don't have the space, staff, or book-eating dragon to deal with it all.

Thank you and please feel free to contact us at used@moonpalacebooks.com if you have any questions.