Selling Us Your Used Books

We Buy Used Books

Third Place Books carries a combination of used and new books to give our customers the benefits of great selection and great value.  We are always looking to expand our selection of used books. If you're interested in selling books, please read through the information below and bring your books to our buy counter during our buying hours listed below, and we'll make you an offer on what we can use.   

We purchase Textbooks at our Lake Forest Park and Ravenna locations and CDs at our Lake Forest Park store only.

Lake Forest Park Third Place Books
7 days a week: 9am-5pm

Ravenna Third Place Books
7 days a week: 10am - 6pm

Seward Park Third Place Books
7 days a week: 10am - 6pm


If you are planning on bringing in a large amount of books we ask that you arrive at least an hour before our used buying department closes.

We will make you an offer for what we can buy that day of cash or 50% more in Bookstore Credit.

You will also receive a coupon for 10% off your purchases that day just for bringing books in!

Unwanted List

  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines (of any kind)
  • Books with highlighting or writing in them
  • Books with cracked spines
  • Books without their original dust jackets
  • Ex-library Books
  • Encyclopedia sets (pre-1920's may be considered)
  • Book of the Month Club (except Sci-Fi Titles)
  • Harlequin/Silhouette Romances
  • DVDs

We will take a look at everything else though, and make you an offer based on condition and our need at the time.

Questions?  Call Lake Forest Park (206)366-3333, Ravenna (206) 525-2347 or Seward Park (206) 474-2200.