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Borderlands Books is not currently accepting used books for store credit or cash from the general public.   We will post an update here when that changes.

We are accepting books from sponsors.  If you are a Borderlands sponsor, and have used Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery or Horror Books you'd like to bring in for trade credit, you can drop them off at any time.  If you are a sponsor who would like to sell books for cash, please call and make an appointment to do so.  (We only accept dropped-off books for trade credit, -- not cash.)

What we are looking for: used science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror books (and, very occasionally, other items --  graphic novels by certain authors, odd or unusual coffee table books  -- if they will appeal to our customers).  We DO NOT accept movie, TV, or gaming tie-in books (like Star Trek, Halo, or Forgotten Realms) or role-playing gaming books (like GURPS or Dungeons and Dragons).

Store credit may be used to purchase anything in the store, used or new, and does not expire. What we will "pay" for your books is based on the price we plan to charge - it will be 50% of our selling price in store credit, or 25% in cash.

Except when we're buying collectible or unusually desirable titles, our selling price will be roughly half the original cover price -- i.e., if you sell us a used paperback with a cover price of $7.99, we'd then be planning to charge $4.00 for it, so we'd offer you $2.00 in trade.

Alan Beatts, the owner, and Jude Feldman, the General Manager, do all the actual book buying, though the clerk up front may well be able to give you a general feel as to which of your books we'd likely be interested in.

We don't currently have fixed book buying days or hours. However, if Alan or Jude aren't around, or aren't available to look over your books when you bring them in, we'd be happy to put your books behind the counter, have one of them look them over for trade, and then get back to you.  (Also, if you haven't sold books to us before, the clerk will need to see a picture ID, California driver's license or the like, so we can set you up in our sellers' database.)  After you've left your books with us, we'll look over them as soon as possible, and then we'll contact you, to let you know what we can offer for them in trade.  We'll let you know how much (and, if you already had store credit, your new total credit), add it into our database, and then you can use that any time thereafter. We'll also let you know if we had to decline any of the books (which you can then retrieve from us).

One important warning -- we're congenitally short of storage space, so we've recently had to make the rule that if we've contacted you about any books we turned down, and you haven't picked them up or contacted us within two weeks of dropping them off, we have to assume you're abandoning them, and donate them. We'd be much happier not doing this to you, so PLEASE be sure to drop by within that two-week time-frame, so we don't have to.

If you have a situation that doesn't exactly fit within these guidelines -- you're interested in selling your books for cash instead of trade, you have rare books that you're not interested in selling below a certain price, it's a collection too large to carry to the store -- you'll need to talk to the owner directly.  Just give the clerk up front your name & phone number (or drop us an email), and the clerk will pass this info along to the owner, who'll get back to you as soon as possible.