Used Books

Note: We are suspending used book buying for June. We will resume buying paperbacks in good condition (fiction and mystery only) for store credit again after the Fourth of July weekend. Please drop off any books you want us to consider in July.


The Regulator stocks thousands of high quality used books, which we sell for a fraction of their original price. For technical reasons we can’t list our used books on our web site, but you can always call to inquire if we have a certain title in stock. Or better yet, you can come by the store and browse our shelves, where our used books are shelved side by side with our new books.

We have especially strong collections of used books in our mystery and paperback fiction sections.

And we also buy used books—paying in store credit.

We are looking for books in good condition, mostly paperback.

What kind of books are we looking for?
The kind of books we sell as new books!

Store credit is good for everything we sell—new books, used books, bargain books, cards, calendars—everything!

We buy books Saturday mornings.

But you can leave books with us any day and we will call you back with our generous offer, no later than the next Saturday.

Bring us your huddled masses (of used books), yearning to breathe free!