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Bring in your stuff next time
you shop at your local HPB.

We'll give you cash

We'll make you an offer on
everything you bring in.

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Then take the cash and buy
yourself something new.

How to sell to Half Price Books

How to sell to Half Price Books

What books get the most money?

Think you might have a first edition? Is it valuable?

Learn more from the buy guy

We'll pay cash for your books, textbooks, music, movies, mobile phones, tablets, games, gaming consoles, e-readers and more(excluding Outlet locations)!* You can spend the cash in the store or take it home with you. We pay the most for recent bestsellers and collectibles, but we're also interested in good books, music, and movies of all kinds. The primary factors we consider when buying used merchandise of any kind are: 1.) condition 2.) supply and demand.

We donate overstock inventory to nonprofit agencies around the world and strive to recycle what we can't donate. Read more about donations.

You may bring your merchandise to sell to your local HPB store (excluding Outlet locations). The buyer will ask you to present a valid form of government-issued photo identification. Sellers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We are not able to make estimates or offers from a list; buyers must see the actual items.

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Donated books to nonprofit groups so far this year.
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Got a question

About your books?

Check out more from the HPB Buy Guy
and feel free to send him your question.

Buy Guy Steve Leach

Buy Guy Steve Leach has been a buyer for HPB since 1985, and during that time, he's been asked a lot of questions about how we determine the value of books and music.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We pay the most for recent best sellers and collectibles, but we're also interested in good books, music, and movies of all kinds.

We donate overstock inventory to nonprofit agencies around the world and strive to recycle what we can't donate. You may bring your merchandise to sell to any of our Neighborhood Stores (excludes Outlet locations). We are not able to make estimates or offers from a list; buyers must see the actual items. If you have any questions about merchandise you want to sell, please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Here are some examples of the types of questions we are often asked.

Can you tell me what you'll give me for a certain book?
What types of things do you buy?
How does the buy process work?
Why do you need to see my ID when I sell to you?
What kinds of ID do you accept from customers who sell stuff?
Why do you need my phone number when I sell to you?
Why do I have to stay in the store while you're looking at my stuff?
Do you buy electronic devices?
What about video games and computer games?
So, what kinds of books do you like to see?
And what kinds of books do you hope not to see?
How many books can I bring in at one time?
What about book club editions?
What about CDs? LPs?
What about movies?
Do your stores sell used software?
What kinds of magazines do you buy?
If I didn't sell my textbooks back to the college bookstore, would you be interested in them?
How important is the condition of non-collectible books I bring in?
What's ephemera?
Do you buy library books?

* Half Price Books is your source for buying and selling secondhand books, music, movies and games. However, not all HPB stores buy electronic devices such as mobile phones, gaming consoles, and tablets. Please note that Outlet locations do not buy from the public. Please visit our other retail locations to sell your stuff. Thanks for shopping and selling at HPB.

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