Blue Ridge Books now has a used book section.  We take in used books in exchange for credit to be used toward other used books.  The used book section is a less expensive option for avid readers. We have a great selection of both fiction and non-fiction at great prices. Come in and browse.  You might find a treasure!

Used Book Policies at Blue Ridge Books



  • Blue Ridge Books does not purchase used books for cash, but offers store credit for the purchase of other used books.
  • If you have used books that you would like to trade for credit, you must bring them in Monday – Friday,

10:00 am -5:00 pm.  If the store is particularly busy or if you have a large number of books, you may have to leave them to be reviewed.

  • The credit can be used toward the purchase of used books ONLY.  It is not redeemable for cash, new books, magazines, newspapers, non-book items or food and beverage purchases. The applicable sales tax must be paid in cash.
  • The customer will be issued a credit slip in the amount of credit received for the books accepted for trade.  It is the customer’s responsibility to keep the credit slip.  The customer’s amount of credit is not saved by Blue Ridge Books. 
  • We will consider hardbacks and paperbacks, but our primary interest is in paperbacks.
  • We are interested in fiction, non-fiction, classics and children’s books.
  • Our interests include but are not limited to:
    •   mystery thrillers
    •   popular fiction
    •   novels by Southern Authors
    •   literature that is required reading in local schools
    •   books that have recently been New York Times Bestsellers
  • The books being considered for trade will be evaluated by Jo or Allison.  We will select books that we think are most likely to sell in our store.
  • We reserve the right to decline to accept any books at our discretion, including duplicates of titles already on our shelves.
  • Books must be in reasonably good condition.  We do not accept books with missing or torn covers or books with smoke, mold, mildew or moisture damage.
  • We do not accept text books or Readers’ Digest Condensed Books.
  • If you would like any further information, please contact Jo or Allison at the bookstore (456-6000 or


  • If you do not have credit with Blue Ridge Books, you may purchase used books with cash, approved check, Blue Ridge Books gift certificate, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.  There is a $4 minimum on credit card purchases.
  • If you have a used book credit, you may use it to pay the cost of used books.  The applicable sales tax must be paid in cash.
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