We Buy Books Too

Our buying policies have changed! If you would like to sell your books to Uncharted, please read this first.

We only entertain walk-in book sellers on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12-6 pm.

Uncharted Books is a very small operation with limited staff, space, and funds. If you bring in a book on our buying day that meets our standards of quality and that we believe we can sell, we'll happily purchase it. We will not accept -- even as donations -- books that we don't believe we can sell or that do not meet our standards.

If we are unable to help you, Open Books takes almost anything as a donation.

We will not provide appraisals of a book's value nor will we estimate whether or not we would buy a book sight unseen. 

We will not buy back a book that you have purchased from Uncharted for full price.

As our inventory is constantly rotating, we may have greater needs for different types of books at different times. Here is a list of genres we are currently looking for and those we are not.

Books we love

  • Rare and antiqurian books - especially occult, adventure stories, vintage queer titles, and radical left-wing books
  • Fiction - especially contemporary, literary novels and single-author short fiction collections, and stuff from cool small presses
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy, especially newer releases or work from historically marginalized voices
  • Poetry
  • Trade-bound comics
  • Identity politics - feminism, LGBT, and race issues
  • Philosophy

Books we are currently not accepting

  • Anthologies
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Craft and Gardening
  • Books in poor condition
  • Books without spines (like single-issue comic books)
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Diet books
  • Computer or tech how-to manuals