Thursday, April 9, 2009

Buying Update, April 2009

Unlike many other bookstores in the Pacific Northwest, we are still actively buying books for cash.

We are particularly interested in the following:

• Recent mass market science fiction, fantasy, and mystery paperbacks (cover price $9.99+ CDN)

• Literary classics in either mass market paperback or trade paperback (examples: Orwell, Dostoevsky, Huxley, Woolf, Austen, Faulkner)

• Trade paperback "literary" fiction, (examples: Roberto Bolano, Kurt Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Hay)

• Trade paperback "popular" nonfiction (examples: Jerad Diamond, David Quammen, Steven Pinker)

• Classic children's lit (examples: Richard Scarry, Roald Dahl, later J.K. Rowling)

• Nicely illustrated cookbooks

• Philosophy and cultural studies (examples: Agamben, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Arendt, Zizek)

• Graphic novels

• Any author/title that we carry new.

We consider books for purchase at both stores every day up until 5pm. There's no need to phone unless you're bringing 100+ boxes of books; simply show up and we'll be pleased to go through what you have. Please note that we do not buy textbooks, computer books, ex-library books, trashed or damaged books, series romance, and very common mass-market paperbacks (examples: Mary Higgins Clark, Danielle Steel, John Grisham).