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SELLING YOUR BOOKS

BOOK BUYING IS ON HOLD FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST WHILE WE CATCH UP WITH OUR CURRENT INVENTORY - WE'RE VERY SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE! 

Pilsen Community Books is happy to offer a fair price for books in VERY GOOD condition. If you have books sitting unread on your shelves, we would love to give them a new life– either on our retail shelves or on the shelves of a deserving school. We need your help to support the literature and literacy community in Chicago!

For collections under 150 books, you can stop by our book store during buying hours for a valuation. For collections over 150, you may request an in-home valuation by emailing us. 

We do not buy these genres:

  • Pop mystery (Grisham, Patterson, etc)
  • Children's books or Young Adult books older than 2014
  • Romance

We are very picky about book condition. We only buy books that are in VERY GOOD condition – no tears, no missing covers, no water-damage, no smoking. Here is a list of books we DO NOT buy:

        • NO books with highlighting, notes, or underlining. 

        • NO encyclopedias, law books, text books, or teaching materials. 

        • NO magazines of any type