Do you have a large quantity of books, CDs, or DVDs you no longer need or want?
We offer free haul-away service! After a phone or e-mail screening, we will come to your location to look at what you have. If the books meet our criteria, we'll help box them up and haul them away - no lifting or carrying for you!
This is a great option for those who are moving, clearing out the contents of an estate, closing a store, or sales reps with samples they no longer need.
What we're looking for:
Books: As much as we love antique books, we are not antiquarian book specialists. We are primarily interested in current non-fiction. We're interested in all types of subjects - nothing is too obscure! Scholarly works, art, hobbies, cookbooks, history, religion, science, education, textbooks - these are just a few of the subject areas we cover. A look through the current offerings on our web site will give you a good feel for the type of stock we carry.
Books must be clean and in very good condition. We do not accept books with water damage or stains, excessive writing and/or highlighting, etc. The best criteria is this: would you buy your books and be happy when you received them?
We do not take encyclopedias, Time/Life series, Reader's Digest books, National Geographic books, International editions of textbooks, advance reader's copies (ARCs), or book club editions. We generally do not want novels, but if you need a complete clean out and want them gone, we'll take those too.
CDs and DVDs: We're interested in every genre and music type - in fact, the more specific and obscure, the better! Discs must be scratch-free and in their original cases with complete artwork. We do not accept bootleg copies or record club releases, and try to avoid promotional copies. We do not take VHS or laserdisc movies.
What do we do will all those items?
If you're on our web site, you know we sell books and media. But in any given collection of items, only about 5-8% will be appropriate for resale - and what profit we earn is basically our "fee" for hauling away your unwanted items. The items that don't meet our criteria we donate on to a wide variety of non-profit groups like libraries, fund raising sales, etc. Just because a book doesn't have great resale value doesn't mean someone won't still enjoy it! So we do our best to connect your items to others who will use and appreciate them - and hopefully support a good cause in the process.
Got books? We'll travel!
If you've read this far and think you might have just what we're looking for, please give us a call or e-mail us. We will be able to be most responsive if you're in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area, but will travel the 5-state area for large quantities or collections. Think you might be too far away? Contact us anyway - if we can't help you, we may be able to put you in touch with another dealer who can.