We Buy Books!


Tin Can Mailman buys thousands of books (including TEXTBOOKS) year round. Come sell or trade your books 5 days a week. We offer cash or credit for your gently used books. We evaluate your books based on condition, salability, how current, how popular, and how many copies we have. We cannot stress enough that condition is very important to your books being accepted.   We do not take smelly, moldy or dirty books so please take the time to make sure all your trades are in good, clean condition!

On average, we give twice as much credit as cash. Please note that once you opt for credit, it cannot be converted to cash.  All customer accounts that have no activity for the last 5 years will be made INACTIVE and have their credit expire, so please come in and use you credit on a regular basis.  We will always have a huge and varied selection to choose from!  Should you choose to opt for cash, we require a photo ID in order to pay you out.


We will be continually adjusting the trade limits to accommodate inventory volume.  Please check here regularly to see our current limits:


 MON – FRI  11-4



This is for on the spot evaluation -

(Approximately 10 mins per box)


You may also drop off your bags or boxes anytime we are open and we will give you a return appointment at the time of drop off (usually within 1-3 days).

If you are coming from out of the area or have more boxes than we are currently accepting, please call ahead of time to speak with the manager and book buyer to schedule an appointment so that we can accommodate you.



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