Selling to Second Story Books

We Purchase Books: Single Copies, Large Collections, Libraries, and Estates.
We Purchase Graphics, CDs and DVDs.

Dupont Buying Policies

Bring your books to our Dupont Circle store any day between 10 am-4 pm. We are primarily interested in art, architecture, classic first editions in dust jackets, philosophy, psychology, political science, university press books, Easton Press books, Loeb classics, poetry, antiquarian items and history books, particularly military history. Our customers like good fiction, mystery and science fiction paperbacks, so we like those, too. We offer store credit for books: cash offers are limited to items with very high resale value. We trade for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays in very good condition with original cases and artwork. If you are bringing more than two boxes, please call in advance: 202-659-8884.

Rockville Buying Policies

Bring your books to our Rockville store any day between 10:30 am-6:30 pm (with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday when buying hours are 3 pm-6:30 pm) (store opens at 10 am as usual). We are always looking for good books in very good condition with excellent resale value; we generally do not accept books with pencil, ink or highlighter markings in the text. We are currently only offering cash or store credit for university press books, review copies of new books, collectible and out-of-print books, rare books, and in-demand authors and titles. For general subject matter that does not fall within those categories, we may offer only store credit or reject books altogether; our buyers use their best judgement in selecting books and cannot always accept every book offered. If you are bringing two or more boxes, or if you have any further questions regarding books you'd like to bring us, please call in advance and speak with one of our on-site buyers: Dave Hammann, Alan Bratburd, or Ed Remler at 301-770-0477 ext. 0.
If you have vinyl records to trade or sell to DAVE'S GOLDEN OLDIES, our affiliate seller located inside the Rockville Warehouse, please call Dave Carter at 240-418-5062 to make arrangements / appointments before bringing in your music.

Off-Site Purchasing

We'll come to your home, office or business for large collections. Contact Warren Wigutow at (301) 770-0477 ext. 16 or email to make an appointment.

Selling through Second Story Books

See CONSIGNMENTS for details on contracting with Second Story Books as your sales agent.