Used Books & Media*

We buy only books & media we feel are able to be resold. Due to changing market conditions and inventory levels, it is impossible to say what we will be interested in on any given day.

We offer 20% of the resale value of your books cash, or 30% in store credit. Store credit has no expiration date and can be used at any of our three Schuler Books & Music locations.

We offer 25% of the resale value of the media in cash, or 35% in store credit.

Books / media are evaluated on condition, our current inventory, current retail value and demand.

Please note that we do not do appraisals.

Additional guidelines may apply.  Contact your local Schuler store for details.

We are unable to accept:

  • Damaged:
    • Books (extensively creased, broken spines, heavily notated, loose pages, water/mildew damage)
    • Media (scratched/damaged cases and promotional media, all media must have cover art)
  • Textbooks
  • Bibles
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Computer/software Manuals
  • Former Library Books (with library markings)
  • Most Hardcovers Without dust jackets
  • for Okemos only we do not accept DVDs and or CDs

Please expect a 25 minute to 45 minute wait most days that we buy books.  

For more information, please email:


Used Books Buying Hours

28th St.

Please limit to 25 items (books & media combined) per household per day.
Please understand that the desk closes at 6pm, and that items cannot be kept overnight.
  • Tuesday - Saturday from 1:00pm - 6:00pm


The Okemos location does NOT purchase CDs or DVDs.
Please, call ahead to make sure space is available if you are making a special trip to sell books.
Please limit to 25 books per person per visit.
Please understand that the desk closes at 6 PM, and that books cannot be kept overnight.

  • Wednesday - Saturday from 1:00pm - 6:00pm


Please limit to 25 items (books and media combined) per household, up to twice weekly. 

Please understand that the used buying desk closes at 5:00 p.m., and that unpurchased items MUST be picked up by 8:00 p.m. on day they are submitted for sale.
An appointment is required for sale of used vinyl record albums.

  • Regular hours Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Used media (CDs and DVDs) are not being purchased on Thursdays
  • No Used Books or Media Buying starting Thursday November 23rd through Sunday November 26th.
  • No Used Books or Media Buying starting Friday December 8th through and including Monday January 1st 2018. Resume regular buying hours on Tuesday January 2nd 2018.