We’re committed to providing affordable access to books, with the friendliest service around.
Shop over 15,000 used books, all under $4. With more than 50 book genres – and all children’s and young-adult books priced under $2 – we have something for every reader, at every budget.
We offer a 10% discount for educators – enroll today!
You can also bring in used books and media for store credit or ask for free, large-collection pickup. Used book donations are appreciated. See FAQs below for more information.
Come visit Madison’s best deal for used books!
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-6PM and Sunday 12PM-4PM
Location: 319 W. Beltline HWY, Madison, WI 53713
next to EZPAWN off the Rimrock Road exit
Enter just to the left of EZPAWN, under the large, white 319 address numbers.
Where are you located?
We’re located at 319 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI. Next to EZPAWN, off the Rimrock Road Exit. Look for our exterior sign next to the 319 address numbers.
When are you open
We’re open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-6PM and Sunday 12PM-4PM. We’re closed Monday-Wednesday.
how many books do you have?
We have over 15,000 used books in over 50 categories, including thousands of Children’s and Young Adult books. All for under $4!
We have more books to put out, but are on the hunt for bookcases. If you have tall, sturdy bookcases, we’d love to offer you store credit in exchange – please contact us.
Do you sell anything other than books?
We have a growing CD, DVD, and Vinyl section and a small comic book and graphic novel section. We also have additional, vintage media – our stock rotates, but may include VHS, cassette tapes, LaserDiscs, etc.
What are your prices?
Adult Softcover $2.99
Adult Hardcover $3.99
Children’s Softcover & Hardcover $.99
Young Adult Softcover & Hardcover $1.99
CD’s and Vinyl $1.99
We accept Credit/Debit Cards (preferred) and cash (no large bills). Sorry, we don’t accept checks.
do you have a rewards program?
Yes, we have two ways for you to get great deals on books (it’s in our name, after all).
VIBs (Very Important Booklovers) get the latest scoop on all our monthly deals. It’s free to join and you get a free book just for signing up!
We also have a customer loyalty program through Square checkout. You’ll receive a free book for every 4 visits with a $5+ purchase when you enter your phone number during checkout.
when do you add inventory?
We’re adding new inventory every week! With our regular re-stocking and vast selection, we’ll always have new things for you to discover.
do you accept donations?
Yes, we gladly accept book donations – thank you! Simply bring them in during our business hours. If you have a larger collection (over 100 books) to donate, please send us a direct message and we’d be happy to pick it up.
do you buy books?
Yes, we offer store credit for books that fit our criteria and are in salable condition (no damaged or ex-library books). Store credit can be used to purchase anything in the store and never expires. Just bring in the books you’d like to trade and we’d love to make you an offer.
We’ll usually be able to assess your books right away (within 10-15 minutes), but it does vary based on how many books you bring in and how busy the store is.
We do offer cash purchases for certain textbooks and larger book collections – please contact us to explore!
how much will you offer for books?
It depends! We make an offer based on the condition of the book and how it fits into our sales criteria.
Given the broad range of possible books and the need for us to evaluate their physical condition, we’re only able to make offers in-person.
i have more books than i can carry! can you help bring them into the store?
We’d love to help! Please call us (608-571-7575) from the parking lot and we’ll come out with a cart.
We also offer home pickups for large donations (over 100 books) and home visits for potential offers on large collections. Contact us to discuss!
what is your return policy?
All sales are final.
We’d love to hear from you!
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