Raven Used Books is currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not buying books at this time.
What kinds of books does The Raven Buy?
THE RAVEN SPECIALIZES IN ACADEMIC BOOKS AND BOOKS PUBLISHED BY UNIVERSITY PRESSES.
We also buy a variety of other kinds of books provided they are up-to-date and in good condition with no writing or highlighting in them.
Here are two lists that provide good examples of what we are looking for and not looking for:
trade (larger sized) paperback fiction
mass market (smaller sized) mystery & science-fiction
Is there any special time to bring books in?
The Raven purchases books by appointment only. Appointments can be made by phone. We buy books from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
ALL PEOPLE SELLING BOOKS MUST BRING A VALID PHOTO I.D.
How much does The Raven pay for used books?
In general, The Raven will pay between 10% and 15% of a book’s retail value in cash, or will give 20% of its retail value in store credit – though given a book’s currency, condition, desirability, etc., there can be no set rule or formula. Any books that The Raven does not buy you must take back.
How do I get in touch with The Raven?
To schedule an appointment or for any other questions, please call 413-584-9868.
*Nota bene: we will never touch or look at unclean, soiled or smelly books. You will be required to bring the books into the store, though we will provide a hand truck.*