Books and Media
We know books can accumulate over time and become a huge weight on your shoulders. We try to make selling and hauling them quick and painless, so we always follow these four simple steps: 1) Gather your books and contact me to discuss your project; 2) I’ll review what you have and make you an offer; 3) You’ll get paid and I’ll haul the books away the same day; 4) I’ll donate the ones I can’t use and you’ll receive a tax receipt if you want one.
Of course, I”m looking for books in good to very good condition. I can’t do anything with books that have water damage, mold, or torn pages and bindings. I can use some books with torn dust jackets, but the value is far lower than a book with an intact dust jacket. The same is true if the dust jacket is missing. Also, I can’t take books from a smoker’s home. Unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to get the smell of the smoke out of the books.
I take children’s books for donation. The resale value for children’s books is usually very low. But, if they’re in good condition, I often donate children’s books to title-1 schools, and they’re given directly to kids whose families can’t afford them. I will take all your books. Any books I can’t use I will donate. If there is no resale value in your collection, I will still take out a carload (about 22 boxes). I will normally give you an estimate, pay you, and haul away all the books the same day. If it requires multiple trips, we’ll figure out another date that works for both of us.
“If you like book shopping and don’t like paying a lot of money, this is the place for you. I was very surprised at how good the selection was; and all between $1 and $4! You can’t beat getting a half-dozen books in good condition for $12. Oh, and did I mention it goes to charity!”
— Carpe Librum Customer
Randolph Hills Shopping Center
4886 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 984-3300
at the Old Silver Spring Library
8901 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 933-1110