Sell Your Books

Sell your books

Sell us your books…

Strand is seeking to buy your quality books, whether you have one or a library of 10,000. We buy a wide variety of books including recent perennial bestsellers, popular works, and graphic novels; scholarly and academic books (art, philosophy, classic literature, etc.); as well as fine bindings, signed books and autograph material, and other rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts.

We buy factory-sealed DVDs, Blu-ray, CDs, and Audiobooks.

For titles we can use, we pay cash or in-store credit (10% more). 

All books and items must be evaluated in-store to accurately assess their resale value. For substantial and more valuable libraries, we may be able to send our truck to pack and pick up your books. We are unable to quote prices over the phone; however, we do encourage you to contact us before bringing in large quantities of books to discuss the best way to proceed. Please note that you must be 18 years or older in order to sell books to the Strand Book Store. 

We need the following information: An estimate of the number of books you have for sale along with the nature of the collection (i.e. art, fiction, history, etc.), the condition of the books, the number of hardcovers, paperbacks, leatherbound, etc, and where you are located. We can use digital images, catalogues and lists to help us assess the interest in your library.

All books must be in good condition. Paperbacks must be like new in order for us to consider them. There can be no markings within the text - no highlighting, underlining or marginalia. We cannot pay for ex-library books or advance reader's copies/uncorrected proofs.

If the buying counter is particularly busy and you are selling a large quantity of books, we may request that you leave your books for evaluation at our earliest convenience. Books that you leave to to be evaluated cannot be returned to you, so if you wish to keep the titles which do not have resale value for us, please bring in 2 or less large bags/boxes at a time.

Monday through Saturday 9:30AM-6:00PM
Our sellers' entrance is on 12th Street between Broadway and 4th Avenue.

Please call (212) 473-1452 ext. 240 for more information.