Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do guys get your merchandise?

From people with exceptional taste in books, CDs, movies and video games just like yourself. Go here to learn more about how 2nd & Charles works.

How much can I trade per visit?

That’s your call, just consider this: we’ll process up to three bins full of items per customer per day while you shop the store. Got even more stuff? Give us a call, and we’ll hash out how long it will take.

What kind of items can I bring in?

We buy and sell books, DVDs & Blu-Ray, CDs, video games, game systems & accessories, comics, iPads, iPods, eReaders, vinyl records and audio books. Get more info here.

Are there items that you won’t take?

We don’t accept advanced reading copy books, magazines, textbooks, PC games, cassette tapes, or VHS tapes. Our trade-in folks will also take other factors such as age, demand, and condition into consideration when deciding whether or not to accept your items—and how much to offer you for them.

Should I call ahead before bringing in my items?

Only if you’re bringing in more than three bins worth. For orders smaller than that, no need to call. Just come on in and head over to our Buy Back counter, where we’ll process your items while you shop the store.

Who do I contact for an author event/book signing?

Author events and book signings are handled at the store level. Reach out to your local store and see what you can do to get everything set up. For store locations, go here.

How does 2nd & Charles store credit work?

It can be redeemed for anything in the store (except gift certificates), and it never ever expires. This probably goes without saying, but store credit cannot be redeemed for cash. All you need to redeem your store credit is a government-issued photo ID.

What’s your return policy?

We do not offer refunds on book purchases; all sales are final. Any other defective product may be returned along with your original receipt within 14 days of purchase.