Selling to Second Story Books

Our Rockville store reopened at 5 PM on Friday, June 20, 2020.
Our Dupont Circle store reopened at 11 AM on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Dupont Buying Policies

This location only accepts books in excellent condition. For digital media, art, or antiques please contact our Rockville store.
We are always on the lookout for contemporary fiction, sci/fi, mysteries, and other genre fiction, as well as philosophy, history, classics, and collectable editions.

Limits per visit: 50 items. For larger quantities, please space your visits over 2 or more days or make an appointment at our Rockville store.

We will be available for trading every day from noon until 2 pm at our side door on P Street. We give store credit for books that we accept. Cash offers are reserved for rare or valuable books, or for books published this calendar year in like new condition. If you have a rare book or collection and would like to set up an appointment for review, please email photos and a brief description to

Rockville Buying Policies

• Please call 301-770-0477 ext 10 to schedule a time to drop off your books.
• All books reviewed by Second Story Books for possible purchase through cash or credit will be held by Second Story Books in quarantine for a minimum of three days. A receipt will be given to the owner upon transfer of items to Second Story Books for possible purchase.
• Second Story Books does not guarantee books held will be purchased. Upon notifying the owner and receiving confirmation from the owner of purchase, Second Story Books will send payment or apply credit.
• Any items rejected by Second Story Books must be picked up within 30 days of notification or Second Story Books reserves the right to recycle the books.
DAVE'S GOLDEN OLDIES, our affiliate seller located inside the Rockville Warehouse, is having a CLOSE-OUT / LIQUIDATION SALE. All LPs, CD, DVDs are 50% off marked prices, any unpriced LPs $2.50, unpriced CDs $2, unpriced DVDs $1. FINAL DAY JANUARY 3, 2021.

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.