Books by the Yard

Books By The Yard is a unique product that Half Price Books offers to designers, retailers and individuals across the country. It's approximately three linear feet of books for $20.00 plus tax and shipping (if applicable). A discount is available for large quantity orders. Three different categories of books are available. Categories of books available are:

Reference Books
Primarily encyclopedia volumes, these also provide a faux-antique appearance, but in a larger size. They can be combined with our other styles for variety.

Mixed Books
Generally about 85% fiction, 15% non-fiction, these are great when you need books to just look like books. These books are carefully screened for content and contain no multiple copies.
Law Books
These books give any room a distinctive, scholarly and upscale look.

Because of the differences in sizes of various book formats, it is impossible to estimate the exact number of books per box. Not sure how many books you need? Our rule of thumb is: Measure the amount of display space you would like to decorate with books. Take the number of linear feet and divide by three. This will give you the approximate number of boxes of Books By The Yard that you will need.

We're proud of the Books By The Yard product and feel that it's a fine and economical product in the design trade for making your displays come alive. We service many industries and businesses with this unique product, including Hotel & Hospitality, Interior Designers, Retail Display, Trade Shows, and the Television, Film and Print media. Some of our current clients include Container Store, Crate and Barrel, Office Depot and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Call or stop by your neighborhood HPB retail store to inquire about Books By The Yard and take home a box today. If you have any further questions about bulk sales, including ordering and shipping instructions, please feel free to contact us at BulkSales@halfpricebooks.com or call toll free 1.888.508.4575. In most cases, we are able to ship your order within 24 to 48 hours.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How many books are in a box of Books By The Yard?
A: Each box of Books By The Yard contains approximately three linear feet of books. Because of the differences in sizes of various book formats, it is impossible to estimate the exact number of books per box. In order to keep the price low and competitive, we are unable to offer any customization of color, size or title. Not only do we screen our books for quality, but also for content in order to avoid offensive content. 

Q: How much does one box cost?
A: Each box costs $20.00 (US) plus tax and shipping (if applicable). Freight charges vary depending on the destination and total weight of your shipment. However, we require a minimum of eight boxes per order per shipping address. 

Q: What if I want to buy fewer than the minimum of eight boxes?
A: For our customers who wish to buy fewer than eight boxes and are fortunate to be located near one of our Half Price Books retail book stores, we recommend that you contact the Half Price Books retail store nearest you to see what may be available in our Books By The Yard product line. You can save a lot of money on shipping by buying Books By The Yard directly from a Half Price Books retail book store, plus our stores often feature in-store specials for unique and one-of-a-kind looks with books. 

Q: How can I tell how many books I need for my space?
A: Our rule of thumb is: Measure the amount of display space you would like to decorate with books. Take the number of linear feet and divide by three. This will give you the approximate number of boxes of Books By The Yard that you will need. 

Q: What does shipping cost?
A: The current market price of our Books By The Yard product is $20.00 per yard/box, plus shipping and any applicable sales tax. Currently, shipping is $15-20 per box for most minimum orders. Additional services such as residential delivery, liftgate service and advance notification are available for an additional cost. We ship ground freight and we will prepay freight via Roadway or Roadway Express, or you are welcome to make your own shipping arrangements. Our F.O.B. point is Dallas, TX. There is an 8 box minimum per order per shipping address. We do not ship Books By The Yard C.O.D. due to transportation and labor cost considerations, we will only ship Books By The Yard within the Continental United States. 

Q: When will you process my order?
A: In most cases, we are able to ship orders within one to two business days. If you have questions about your order, please call our toll free voicemail at 1.888.508.4575. 

Q: What types of books are in a box of Books By The Yard?
A: Three different categories of books are available. Categories of books available are: Reference, Mixed Books and Law Books. Reference are mostly encyclopedia volumes, mostly taller in format, these will be in dark and neutral colors, like brown, black and burgundy. These provide a nice "faux antique" look and give a variety in sight lines. Mixed Books are a more contemporary look, mostly fiction. We do screen these for content as well as quality. The sizes and heights will vary, these are usually smaller than the Reference or Law Books. Law books create the ambiance of a legal office, not unlike the lawyer's offices seen on TV. They are very conservative looking, mostly made from "Federal Register" law books, along with other books in the neutral colors.

Q: Can I order if I'm not a business or interior design professional?
A: Yes, Books By The Yard is available to all individuals across the Continental United States.