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 books and related material of cultural or academic interest. 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.

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.

For general books you should expect $1-$2 a book. 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.

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.

If you want to donate books they can be left up the back of the Logical Unsanity 24 Hour Book Shed at 3 Morgan Terrace, Bardon, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also donate books at West End during opening hours.

Email: hello@thebookmerchantjenkins.com Phone: (07) 3844 9926