Used Book Buying

We buy only books 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 Schuler Books locations.

Books 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)
  • Textbooks
  • Bibles
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Computer/software Manuals
  • Former Library Books (with library markings)
  • Most Hardcovers Without dust jackets
  • We do not accept DVDs or CDs


For more information, please email: Usedbooks@schulerbooks.com

Used Books Buying Hours and Guidelines

Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor

Used Book Buying is open Tuesday-Saturday by appointment only.
Call (616) 942-2561 to set up your appointment in Grand Rapids or (734) 662-0600 in Ann Arbor.

  • We have 20 drop off appointments per day.
  • Books can be dropped off any time during the appointed day.
  • Missed appointments need to be rescheduled.
  • Walk-ins will not be accepted.          
  • Books will typically be processed within 24 hours, depending on staff availability.
  • All books and credit must be picked up within one week of contact that they are ready.
  • Limit one appointment per household per week.  
  • Limit 25 books per appointment.
  • These processes and guidelines may be updated without advance notice. Please check back here or call the store for the most current information. 

 

Okemos 

Used Book Buying is open Wednesday-Saturday 1-6pm by appointment only. Call (517) 349-8840 to set up your appointment.  

  • We will be scheduling only the current week. New slots will open each Monday. 
  • Walk-ins will not be accepted.          
  • Limit one appointment per seller per week.  
  • Limit 25 books per appointment.  
  • Missed appointments will only be rescheduled if there are still open appointments in the week.    
  • Expect to wait 20 minutes to 1 hour for us to finish with your books.
  • All books and credit must be picked up before close on the same day.
  • These processes and guidelines may be updated without advance notice. Please check back here or call the store for the most current information.