We’re committed to fostering literacy, through affordable and free access to books, with the friendliest service around.
Shop over 30,000 used books, most under $4.
All children’s books are only $.99/each!
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.
Where are you located?
Our address is: 3822 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705
We’re near the intersection of Mineral Point Road, Glenway Street, and Speedway Road
When are you open?
We are open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
how many books do you have?
We have over 30,000 used books in over 60 categories, including thousands of Children’s and Young Adult books. Most for under $4!
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?
Fiction & Nonfiction Books
Or, priced as marked
Children’s Softcover & Hardcover $.99
First five children’s books, FREE!
We accept Credit/Debit Cards and cash. Sorry, we don’t accept checks.
do you have a rewards program?
Yes, our VIBs (Very Important Booklovers) get the latest scoop on our upcoming deals and events.
It’s free to join and you get a FREE book just for signing up and more FREE books when you shop with us.
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!
Easily the best book store in Madison. No contest.
The Book Deal is in an unassuming, sort of odd location, but it all adds to the character of the place....
A great locally-owned, ultra friendly bookstore that specializes in a well-organized, incredibly reasonably priced inventory of hardcovers, paperbacks,...
Amazing hidden gem of a book store. Staff is friendly, prices are super reasonable. The best spot in Madison for getting kids books 🙂