107 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501 | 360.357.7462 | email

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Trade Policy

During COVID, we are only looking at books for store credit on Sundays from 12-3 PM. Please bring only one box at a time. 

A book buyer is usually at the shop to look through your books, but please give us a call ahead of time. Weekdays are usually better than weekends to sell us your books. We ask that you either wait while we go through your books, or come back within the hour. We do not buy books during the last hour of the day; we also do not buy books in the middle of an event or on extremely busy days, including Arts Walk, Christmas Eve, etc.

We offer store credit at this time. Store credit expires after two years of the date issued. It can be used towards anything in the store, both new and used books as well as merchandise.

Please take a moment and read through how we evaluate books before you bring yours in.

A General Rule: the books we like to buy are books we can sell in the store. If you’ve frequented our shelves you should have a pretty good idea of the types of books we take. We primarily buy books for our general inventory, but we are also interested in buying books for our vintage book section upstairs.

Credit Offerings: We will offer about 30% of what we can sell the book for. That usually comes to around $2 for paperbacks and $4 for hardcovers. On some occasions we come across more valuable books, in such instances we will offer you a greater amount in credit for the book.

Condition: We are looking for new and gently used books with very little to no underlining, highlighting, or annotation. Please make sure your books are in clean and sellable condition before bringing them in.

We Do Not Take: Maps, Magazines, Time-Life Books, Reader’s Digest, Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, For Dummies Books, Romance or Erotica, Westerns, Hardcover Mysteries, Classroom textbooks, books that are dirty, heavily underlined, moldy or falling apart, hardcover books without dust jackets, or books that are irrelevant or outdated.

Estates: Occasionally we purchase large collections and will come out to a residence. If you are interested in this service, please call or email.

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Browsers Bookshop

107 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501
[between 4th Ave + State]

Covid-19 Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm  |  Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
OPEN for in person shopping.
Place an order online for contactless pickup.

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