Trade Policy

Trading your books at the Book Cranny


Please bring in your used, good condition books for trade. We are especially interested in your newer titles, classics, and vintage books.

Trade Credits

Credit amount is based on the current demand, value, and condition of your books. It is also dependent on our current supply. (Credit is NOT based on the original book price.) If you would prefer, we can give cash at a 60% value of what you would receive in credits (a significantly lesser amount).

Use of Credit

1 credit = $1 value. Credit can be used for up to 1/2 the price of used books. For example, if a book is $4, you can use up to 2 credits. On “Thrifty Thursdays” (last Thursday of the month) credits can be used for the entire price.


Keep your credits active by using credits or adding to them at least once a year. After 1 year of inactivity your account will be reduced by 50%, and after 2 years it will expire.

Additional Information

When you bring in your books, you will fill out a Book Trade Agreement. Books dropped off are presumed to be for trade and will be added directly to our inventory. We will process your books and, once finished, email you with your received credits (usually 1-2 weeks; dependent on the quantity of books you brought in and the number of other customers in line). You can choose to have your unwanted books recycled by us or returned to you. There are “Loading Zone” parking spots in front of our store and along Grant Pl. We can loan you a dolly.