Trade Policy

Our Pricing Policy

Our "trades" are priced one of three ways:

1. 40% off the publisher's retail price if more than $4.25
(Example -Retail price $5.99 - our price $3.59)

2. $2.50 if publisher’s retail price is $4.25 or less
(Example - Retail price $1.95 - our price $2.50)

3. Items with “Red Dots“ are the price marked on the red dot

New books are discounted 15% for cash. Autographed books are not discounted.

Our Trade-In Policy

In fairness to all we ask that you bring in no more than 25 books per visit. Although we would like to accept all books in trade, we are limited to the quantity currently in stock, the demand, and the quality of the books brought in.  Books and CD's purchased at B & L Books within the last 3 months are given first consideration for credit, but we cannot guarantee you will earn credit on all books traded in even if previously purchased at B & L Books.

Final Sale books normally cannot be returned, however, sometimes we do accept them, so bring them in and let us take a look.  Credit is then based on the Final Sale price.



Earn up to 20% of the publisher’s retail price for the books you trade in. When we accept your trades, your credit is stored on our computer system.  If you prefer, we will print you a receipt for you credit.  Your credit balance will appear on your receipt when you make a purchase.

Credit may be used for:

1. 1/2 Our price of "trades"
(Example: Our price $3.00 = $1.50 credit & $1.50 cash)

2. 25% of Publisher's retail price of new books
(Example: Publisher price $7.99=$2.00 credit & $5.99 cash)

3. 1/2 the "Red Dot" price
(Example: Red Dot price $2.00=$1.00 credit & $1.00 cash)

Credit may not be used for:
  • Hardcover Books
  • Collectibles
  • Sidewalk Books (books for sale on our sidewalk cart or sidewalk sales)