I've seen several Asks about where to sell used books, but not what I want to do: figure out which books to sell/donate vs. keep. Your recommended heuristics, algorithms, or decision trees are solicited. [more inside]
My wife and I will be making a trip to NYC this weekend. While we're out and about, I'd like to keep my eyes open for some used RPGs, specifically 1st or 2nd ed Dungeons and Dragons. Where should I look? I know I can get things cheaper online (online recommendations also welcomed for extra XP), but I need to actually examine the books to see if they fit my needs. [more inside]
I have just moved and am in the process of unpacking my things. I have far more books than my space allows and would like to get rid of old university textbooks that I haven't looked at in years and that are now woefully out of date. Are there some ways of repurposing them other than recycling? Would a university used bookstore or general used bookstore find some use for a 10+ year old textbook? Are there other more creative ways of reusing them? [more inside]
After the Great Book Cull, we have 400+ books to get rid of. Unfortunately, we're anglophones in a town with about 5% English speakers, most of them senior and conservative, and our tastes in books are rather... eclectic. What to do? [more inside]
I'm looking for some ways to get the local lunch crowd into our bookstore, which sells used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and books on tape/CD; a small number of new books; kids' gifts; and other gift items/stationery/cards. Many of our customers don't have much to spend (which works out because our books are priced very low), but nearby is a law firm, a couple of big corporations' local offices, a bank, etc. I don' t know if the employees even know we exist. Any ideas on how to get them in here to pick up a birthday card or used CD or small gift for a friend? We're located in the downtown area of a medium-sized city. There are very few places to shop in the downtown business area.
I'm trying to understand the logic of wildly overpriced used books on Amazon. [more inside]
First time buying used books via Amazon. Is the process the same as that of eBay's? [more inside]
What are some sources for inexpensive college text books (used, rentals, etc.)? [more inside]
How do I go about getting a website designed without getting taken to the cleaners, as I know next to nothing about the process? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to send my friend in Thailand some books? I can either mail him my own books from the UK or order the books online and have them shipped to him. [more inside]
What are some other internet booksellers like AbeBooks and Bartleby.com? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to get rid of a bunch of comic book trade paperbacks? [more inside]
How would you feel if you received a book as a gift and found that it had a remainder mark? [more inside]
I'm trying to sell an eclectic reading selection to used bookstores in Seattle. What are the best stores for me to take my books to? [more inside]
Drawing a curved line from Tampa, FL to Washington, DC, what are the best used record (vinyl preferably) store and the best used book store along that route?
How do I sell my books, and maybe make a little money in the process? [more inside]
Looking for cheap, beautiful art and design books I can buy used. [more inside]
Finding quality used books online? [more inside]
I'm looking for used bookstores in the New York metropolitan area that have a good selection of old romance and fantasy novels, especially Tanith Lee and Victoria Holt. [more inside]
Before taking my used books to a used bookstore for sale or trade, should I erase the penciled-in prices inside the cover? [more inside]
Any good used bookstores in central NY between Binghamton and Utica? I'll be traveling mostly in Chenango, Oneida, and Madison Counties along Rt. 12. Just ordinary, comfy places, somewhere in between crappy-paperback swap shops and collectible/antiquarian snobbynoses. Thank you, hive.
Where can I find a used bookstore that will buy gently used academic books in the DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area? [more inside]
I need advice for selling my used stuff online via eBay and Amazon--more specifically, the shipping and order management part of it. [more inside]
Is there a used book buyer in Seattle you've found to be more generous than another? I want to get the best deal on my 6 bags of various and sundry books. Thanks.
What are your favorite resources for buying dirt-cheap used books online? [more inside]
Is there a script that can help me optimize used book and dvd shipping expenditures on half.com, or can this be accomplished elsewhere? [more inside]
Where's the best place to sell used books in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
For his birthday, my SO confessed that he would like a "really nice" version of Finnegans Wake. This proves to be harder to find than I would've thought. [more inside]
What's with some of the absurd prices I'm seeing with Amazon Marketplace sellers? [more inside]
What's the best way to divest yourself of a bunch of used books in Toronto? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a used book store in Suffock, NY (Long Island - preferably near Babylon) where I can unload a large amount of books I appear to have unintentionally horded? I'm an avid reader and those that don't get filed for rereading have started to take over a corner of my kitchen. I'd donate them, but would much rather trade them in for cash or credit for more reading materials.
What is the cheapest and easiest way to buy a specific group of used books? [more inside]
Any advice on opening and running a used book store? [more inside]
What's the best way to sell used literary fiction books in one go in Los Angeles? I have ten cubic feet of used paperbacks ("word value only," as they say) that I'd like to dispense with, but with a minimal time investment. Any ideas? Some used bookstores are flat out not buying new books or offering trade credit only, and before I call every place in a twenty-mile radius, I thought MeFites out there in LA or elsewhere may have already tred the path. Is there something like WeBuyComics.com for books? My Google-fu turns up mostly pages about textbooks and rare books.
I have several rare/autographed books that I'm interested in selling due to financial issues. I don't want to be ripped off. Help! [more inside]