Used Books at the Tattered Cover

How we decide what to buy-
After you drop off your used book submission at any of our locations (details below), our Used Book buyers will evaluate your books and make purchase decisions based on condition, quantity and need. 
 

 

 

 

We will be accepting all books except: 

  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Dated materials (i.e. computer books or travel guides)
  • Books that have been dog-eared, have underlining or highlighting, are warped, torn or have stained pages/covers or are damaged in any way
  • Hard Covers missing original dust jackets 
  • Advance readers’ copies (ARC’s)
     

Store Credits for your Used Books-
Once our buyers have processed your submission, we will send you an email indicating the amount of store credit that you have received.  Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

The store credit will be applied to your account in our system without the need for a physical Used Book Voucher and will be available to you at any of the registers, in any of our stores. You simply need to mention at the register that you have used book credit when you are about to make a purchase. It should be readily available via your name or Used Book Voucher number. In the event of any confusion, please have the e-mail we send you handy. We do not offer cash in exchange for used books.

 

Book recycling program -
When you submit your books, you will need to make a decision whether or not you wish to have your declined books (if any) returned to you. If you choose to have them returned to you, we will hold on to them at the store where you submitted them for a period of two weeks from the time we contact you. If you do not pick up the books within two weeks (or arrange for us to hold them longer) we will recycle them. 

 

Dropping off your Used Books (per location)-

Colfax Avenue: Bring your used books to the Reserve Desk during normal business hours. Due to anticipated volume, and to ensure prompt service, Colfax will only accept 15 books per submission. 

LoDo: Bring your used books in during normal business hours, and let a bookseller know that you wish to make a used book submission. Due to anticipated volume, and to insure prompt service, LoDo will only accept 15 books per submission.

Aspen Grove: Bring your used books in during normal business hours, and let the bookseller know that you wish to make a used book submission. Due to anticipated volume, and to insure prompt service, Aspen Grove will only accept 15 books per submission

Union Station: Bring your used books in during normal business hours, and let a bookseller know that you wish to make a used book submission. Due to anticipated volume, and to insure prompt service, Union Station will only accept 15 books per submission.

 

Do you have more than 15 books that you’d like us to consider? We’d be happy to talk to you!
Please e-mail used.books@tatteredcover.com to start the conversation.