Downtown Books & News

Purveyors of Used & Rare Books ★ Fine Art Gallery

★Downtown Books & News★

Purveyors of Used & Rare Books ★ Fine Art Gallery

We buy used books!

We buy books Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We will pay you by check, or offer you double that payout value in store credit.

Picture I.D. is required

 Store Credit

Store credit is only good for other used items: books, books-on-tape, and DVDs (not magazines, newspapers, chocolate bars, etc).

Store credit can no longer be cashed out after the day it is issued.

Books in Which We Are Not Interested

Romance Novels • Cliff Notes (unless science or math oriented) • Encyclopedia Sets • Magazines/Journals • Books with Intensive Damage, Marking, or Highlighting • OUT-OF-DATE (NON-CURRENT)Current Affairs Books • Ex-Library Books • books missing dust jackets • Book Club Editions • Hardcover Westerns •  We are extremely conservative about purchasing mystery/thrillers in hardcover

Dropping Off Books on
Non-Book Buying Days

If you are dropping off books for us to review for purchase on an off-day (not Friday or Saturday):

1. You must write your name and the date on all of your boxes/bags. 

2. Our yellow form also needs to be completed and attached to one of your boxes/bags.

3. We will also need to know if you will need to see the books we take or if we can go ahead and put them out for sale.

Note: It's best to bring your books
during book buying hours

Books We Have Decided Not to Take

If left here for longer than two weeks we will consider your books ours and won’t be held responsible for them.  If you need us to hold them longer, then just let us know!


67 North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC • 828.253.8654