Sell Your Books

Do you have secondhand or rare books to sell in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, South East Queensland, or Northern New South Wales regions? The Book Merchant Jenkins pays cash for books, from single items to entire collections. Interstate and international purchases made for the right material by arrangement.

Jenkins buys quality books in all genres and is most interested in niche non-fiction books and related material of cultural or academic interest, and collectible fiction in fine condition. Jenkins is especially interested in purchasing material within the fields of sexuality, LGBTIQ+, ethnopharmacology, dance, performance, and art.

In-store buying hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm. Please bring ID with you if you want to sell your books. House calls for large collections.

Jenkins mostly buys books of value. For antiquarian material we offer a fair price based on what we expect to sell your item for taking into consideration condition, desirability, availability, sale records, market value, and current requirements.

If you have what we classify as general books for sale, we may buy some of them, but for these you should expect $1-$2 a book.

We recommend emailing clear pictures of the spines or shelves to save you carrying them in only for us to turn you away full-handed. If you know it is something we will be interested in, or taking and emailing photos is a challenge, you are welcome to bring books in without emailing first, whichever is more convenient.

We cannot give accurate estimates of value via phone or email. Books must be inspected in person to evaluate. Phone and email enquires will at least tell you if we are going to be interested and whether it is worth bringing them in.

Receive 50% more when exchanging for in-store credit, eg. $100 cash value is $150 store credit. Credit can be kept on file without expiry.

Email: Phone: (07) 3844 9926