We Buy Books

Covid-19 Update:

Book drop-offs are by appointment only. Call 612-822-4611 between 10am-7pm to make an appointment. Drop-offs will be scheduled on a limited basis as capacity allows.

All books must be in cardboard boxes with tops, and must fit inside the boxes when closed. Sellers must be able to unload boxes from their car.

All offers are final. Books that we cannot resell will be donated, unless the seller makes explicit arrangements to pick them up within 24 hours of completion of the buy. We are unable to quarantine books before returning them to the seller.

Offers of less than $10 will be eligible for store credit. Larger offers will be eligible for store credit or payment via check. Checks will be mailed and may take up to two weeks to arrive.

Please note: It’s difficult to say over the phone what titles we may or may not be interested in at any given time. Generally, books must be clean and in good shape, but it is necessary to see books in person to determine their salability and value.

Used Book Buying Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
No appointments necessary

We Buy Books

Magers and Quinn buys quality used books 7 days a week!

We buy quality books which are still in demand. We also buy scarce and collectible editions and academic and scholarly books. Condition is important. Paperbacks should be in very good or better condition. All books should be clean and without damage caused by moisture or smoke, including mold, mildew, and strong odors.

One of our experienced buyers will examine each of your books and make a decision whether or not to buy it, based on its content, condition, salability, and our current inventory status.

Please note: It’s difficult to say what titles we may or may not be interested in at any given time. And it is virtually impossible to make an appraisal over the phone. It is necessary to see all the relevant factors involved in determining the salability and value of a book.

In most cases, we are unable to purchase the following:

– Most encyclopedias
– Old textbooks
– Reader’s Digest “condensed” editions
– Time-Life series books
– Most academic journals
– Magazines

Large collections:

For selling substantial collections of quality books in the vicinity of the Twin Cities, we may be willing to send a book buyer to your home. Please contact us and tell us roughly the number of books and the subject matter contained within them. We may be interested in seeing photos giving a general idea of the size, nature, and condition of the collection. If we are able to send someone, it may be necessary to schedule in advance.