Sell Us Your Books

We sell a lot of books, but we don't make them! We buy them. Every year we buy more than 250,000 books from individuals and organizations in the Chicago area and the upper Midwest.

Who We Buy From

  • individuals
  • estates
  • libraries
  • university faculty
  • other book dealers
  • and/or anyone who owns books or needs to manage a collection for some reason

Our Approach

We are professional, responsive, and fair. And we come to you. Once you have determined the books that you would like to sell, you simply make an appointment with us (847-277-1757). We show up at the appointed time with truck(s), boxes, and enough people to get the job done.

We box up the books and take them away. Then, within seven days we send you a check for the value of the collection. In some cases, the value of the books may be too low to offset the cost (about $50 on average) of picking them up. So, you may not get a check. But in *all* cases, we will help the books find new homes and will keep them out of landfills.

What We Buy

ALL books. Hardcover, softcover, no cover. Old, new, middle-aged. Books about anything, everything, or nothing. All we ask is that you have some reasonable quantity (at least 200 books) or quality (smaller quantity, but things that you believe have particular value - signed books and/or first editions of note, for example). If you are easily able to, send us a few quick pictures (email to or text to 847-807-9840). This can be very helpful in assessing quantity and quality, so that we do a good job for you.

"OK, I'm Interested. What Do I Do?"

Call 847-277-1757 or email Or fill out the form below and we will contact YOU!

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Stick figure books is and always has been my "go to" for advice on all book questions. Honest, Reliable and Quick to respond. I highly recommend Stick Figure Books for all your book needs.

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