Used Books

BookPeople has a section of used books located throughout the store, mostly on the bottom shelves. They are organized by subject matter and the fiction is alphabetized by author. Book prices are marked inside the front cover. We do not have our used books listed in our inventory system. Used books either have a small sticker on them somewhere or have a mark through the barcode. If you find a book in the used section that does not have a price inside or any other marking, it might not really be a used book and the price will be as marked on the book by the publisher.

Proceeds from our used book sales are for charitable and community purposes. Therefore, we do not buy used books or offer any store credit for them. We are happy to take your donations of used books, one box or bag at a time, that are in good condition and clean, not smoky, smelly, or covered with cat hair. Please call the store at 208-882-2669 to get approval to drop off a book donation; we have limited space for processing them and may need to ask you to wait. If we can't use some or all of your books at the store we will pass them on to other charitable organizations or recycle them if necessary.

DO NOT BRING US: encyclopedias, old textbooks, science/math/psychology/health/technology books more than 5 years old, Reader's Digest condensed books, books in very bad condition or that have water damage or broken spines.

If you are interested in getting cash or credit for your used books, please visit Brused Books in Pullman.

What kind of charitable and community purposes do we support with the sales of used books?

•We assist teachers in getting books for their classrooms and schools in getting books for their libraries, usually at discounted prices.

•We support local arts organizations and events such as the Renaissance Fair and Rendezvous in the Park.

•We fund literary events and host author appearances in the community, usually at a net financial loss.

Please consider donating your used books to BookPeople to help support these activities. Thank you!