What We’re Buying

What types of books do you buy?
We buy books from a broad range of different types and subjects including fiction books, current fiction bestsellers and popular children’s books, however we can’t buy every book. What we buy varies day to day, for a number reasons, including what we already have in our inventory as well as demand for certain books or book types. There are also some types of books we do not buy at all. Please see the list below for more info.

What types of books don’t you buy?
We buy a variety of different kinds of books; however there are some types of books we just don’t buy. These include but are not limited to:

  • Ex-library books
  • Advance reading copies, uncorrected proofs, and/or promotional or “screener” copies of books
  • Any books with “not for sale”, “not for sale”, “review copy” or “free copy” written anywhere on or in them
  • Most encyclopedia sets
  • Magazines
  • Comic books
  • International edition textbooks (standard U.S. editions only)
  • Older computer books
  • Older textbooks
  • Teacher’s or Instructor’s editions
  • Solutions manuals
  • Individual parts of sets
  • Reader’s Digest books
  • Pornography or any other offensive/explicit material

Do you buy audio books?
Yes! We buy audio books on CD. Unfortunately, we do not purchase many books on cassette tape titles at this format has low demand. To get an offer on an audio book, just enter the ISBN as you would if you were selling a paperback or hard cover book.

Can I sell used textbooks here?
Yes! You can sell us used college textbooks. We even make offers on textbooks your bookstore won’t buy back. And unlike your campus bookstore, this online book buyer is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for your convenience!

Can I sell you collectible or antiquarian books?
If the book does not have an ISBN and it is an antiquarian or collectible book, please contact us directly at customerservice@mybookbuyer.com with your information. As a general rule, we do not consider textbooks or general fiction books from the 1900 to 1970 as collectible or antiquarian. We seek pre-1930′s children’s books and pre-1900′s antiquarian and collectible books and complete book sets.

Will you buy books in any condition?
We will only buy books that meet a certain minimum condition. If the book you are selling is in “Good” or better condition, we will generally purchase it. Additionally, we will automatically reject any books that have:

  • Mildew stains
  • Water damage
  • Missing pages
  • Broken spines or broken bindings
  • Strong odors (such as those from pets or cigarettes)
  • Underlining or highlighting on more than 25% of the pages

In the case of workbooks or study/lab guides all pages must be clean and unmarked. Beagle Books reserves the right to determine item condition upon receipt in our warehouse.

Will you purchase books with missing CDs, DVDs or dust jackets?
Books that originally came with dust jackets or other components such as CD, DVD, card sets or other accessory must contain said component(s) in complete and working condition.

Do you pay more for “New” or “Like New” books?
No. We are dedicated to being the fastest, most convenient book buyer out there, which unfortunately means that we cannot dedicate the resources necessary to verify specific variations in condition. All books which meet our minimum requirements will be priced the same.

Do you buy ex-library books?
We do not buy ex-library books. There are no exceptions.

Do you buy books in bulk?
Absolutely! Like your neighborhood bookstore book buyer of times past, we buy books in bulk based on the type of book and subject matter. We even buy mass market paperback books and Scholastic paperback children’s books. In fact, we buy books in bulk by the semi-trailer full. Email us at customerservice@mybookbuyer.com about our By the Truckload program. We also buy large quantities of books directly from colleges and charities.

Will you buy more than one copy of the same book?
Yes, however we do specify a maximum quantity for each title we will purchase. This maximum quantity is effective on a rolling 30-day basis from the date of receipt. If you have more copies of a particular title than our maximum purchase quantity, you can email us at customerservice@mybookbuyer.com and we may make an adjusted offer or no offer at all.

What is an ISBN number?
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is 10 or 13 digit number that can be found on almost all books. To receive an offer, enter your book’s ISBN with no dashes on the MyBookBuyer home page.

Where do I find a book’s ISBN number?
The ISBN is usually found on the back cover of the book. Look for the ISBN directly above the bar code. If your book does not display the ISBN on the back cover, check the copyright page (near the beginning of the book, usually directly after the title page). Books published before the 1970′s may not have an ISBN.

Do you buy books that don’t have an ISBN?
If the book does not have an ISBN and it is an antiquarian or collectible book, please contact us directly at customerservice@mybookbuyer.com with your information. As a general rule, we do not consider pre-1970 textbooks as collectible or antiquarian. We seek pre-1930′s children’s books and pre-1900′s antiquarian and collectible books and complete book sets.