Selling books to The Book Den

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11 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA
Tel (805)962-3321
Fax (805)965-2844

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About The Book Den

Monday to Friday
10 AM - 6 PM
Noon - 5 PM

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

Northern California Booksellers Association

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We buy

Hardcover books
Audio books

Single copies or entire libraries.

In print or out-of-print

Buying Hours

10 AM to 6 PM
Monday through Saturday

We`ll pay you cash or 20% more in store credit

If you`re curious whether we`re interested in what you have, give us a call at (805)962-3321 or write us at

We are always interested in buying good books. Generally we look for books of lasting value in good condition. If a title is in print, we`ll be selling it for half the current price. If a book is out-of-print, we try to determine the fair market price, both for our local market and the internet. Scarce books in high demand bring high prices. More common books, or those with low demand are worth less.

We pay you a percentage of our selling price which varies with the salability, scarcity and desirability of the book. If you would like to take credit toward other books, we will pay you 20% more than the cash offer.


The condition of books is extremely important to us. We don`t buy books which have been underlined or highlighted. Hardcover books books less than fifty years old should have their dust jackets. And nobody likes books which are dirty or water-stained.

Examples of things we buy

Scholary & academic books in most disciplines
Standard backlist literature
Contemporary literary fiction, especially in trade paperback
Mystery, Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy paperbacks
Collectible modern first editions
Santa Barbara, California & Western Regional History
Architecture, esp of California, Mexico, Spain & the Mediterranean

Examples of things we don`t buy

Text books
Paperback romances
Reader`s digest condensed books
Last year`s fiction bestseller which is now out in paperback

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