Are you looking for New or Used books? Visit our bookstore in Burnaby, BC!
Are you looking to sell your Used Books? Bring them to us!
Are you looking to trade your Used Books? Let's talk!
We are happy to announce that we will be opening our store this Tuesday, May 19th. To allow our staff and of course, our customers, to get used to some new protocols we will begin with reduced-hour days. For the time being we will open from noon to 5pm as we all learn some new procedures and routines.
We will be limiting the number of customers in the store and do request that you follow social distancing guidelines of two metres. We of course will be implementing all the recommended safety measures of WorkSafeBC for the safety of us all.
Hope to see you soon…
WE CAN HELP YOU FIND IT!
Our store is home to over 80,000 books and we are always interested in your good condition, previously loved books.
Come to us to sell or trade your books, before you have your Garage Sale or Fundraiser.
We also have Gift Certificates available if you would like to surprise a book lover.
Books come into our Lives for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime.
Meet the Team
Our Team would like to welcome you to our unique bookstore.
Let us know how we can help you.
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Our Trade Policies
Learn about the Policies when Selling or Trading Books with Companion Books.
Condition of Books
We take clean, shiny books that we can put straight on the shelves. Some exceptions may be made for desirable books. We are always looking for current best sellers.
Not accepted Books
We do not accept Readers Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, magazines or books that are soiled, wet or damaged. Companion Books reserves the right to refuse any book.
We would like to advise that customers call ahead before bringing books in, to check on current volume and make an appointment if necessary.
Receiving Trade Credit
We offer up to 50% of our retail price in store credit, based on our assessment of how quickly we think your books will sell. Our trade credit account is tracked in store. Trade credit has no cash value and therefore cannot be converted into cash or used to purchase gift certificates. Trade credit is taken off purchases before any other special coupons or promotions are applied.
We offer up to 20% of our retail price in cash. We will generally not pay cash for common authors and titles which we can obtain on trade. Trade credit has no cash value and therefore cannot be converted into cash or used to purchase gift certificates. Trade credit is taken off purchases before any other special coupons or promotions are applied.
Spending Trade Credit
You can use your trade credit to buy previously loved books – no cash required. You may use Companion Books trade credit toward 20% of the price of any ‘New’ books (ones we’ve bought directly from the publishers). To buy collectable books with trade credit you must trade in collectable books. We track collectable credits separately from regular credits.
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