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 but is most interested in niche non-fiction books and related paper materials 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.
Jenkins mostly buys books of value. For antiquarian and collectible 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.
In-store buying hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm, and by appointment. Please bring ID with you to sell your books. House calls are available for large collections.
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 in looking at them.
Receive 50% more when exchanging for in-store credit, eg. $100 cash value is $150 store credit.
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