Sell Your Books, Movies, Vinyl

Do you have a personal collection that you are looking to downsize, an estate that you are responsible for liquidating, or a small stack of books that you are ready to pass on? We are always looking for quality books to add to our shelves at Big Story. Please read below for more details.

How Does It Work?

Big Story prides itself on providing a thoughtfully curated collection of books and movies. We will review your books based on 1) the condition, 2) customer interest, and 3) our current inventory. Books, DVDs/Blu-Rays must be in very good condition. We typically do not accept books with creased spines, torn or missing dust jackets, water or smoke damage. Your contributions (basically giving Big Story books that will enhance our inventory) are accepted and greatly appreciated! Selling? We’ll make store credit or cash offers, typically in 20 minutes or less.

We Do Not Accept

  • Encyclopedia Books
  • School Textbooks
  • Manuals (auto, home improvement,medical, etc.)
  • Cookbooks (more than three years old)
  • History Books (published prior to 2015)
  • Mystery/Thriller Books (published prior to 2015)
  • Magazines
  • VHS
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Books with creased spines

When Do We Accept Books/Movies?

Up to 20 Books/Movies: Walk-ins welcome everyday from 10AM-3PM.

More than 20 Books/Movies: Email us at bigstorybend@gmail.com and include photos of your books/movies (showing the spines of the books/movies) in your email. We will review the photos and typically respond within two business days.

What Do We Currently Buy & Accept?

Books must be in “Like New” or “Very Good” condition. Classics (published prior to 1980 will typically be accepted with additional wear or damage). 

Like New: The book looks new but has been read. Item may have very minor cosmetic defects on the cover, spine, pages or dust cover. Dust cover is intact and pages are clean and not marked.

Very Good: The book has been read but is in excellent condition. May have minor visible defects on the cover, spine, pages or dust cover. There are no missing or damaged pages, no tears or creases, and no underlining/highlighting or writing in the margins.

  • Classics
  • New and Popular Modern Fiction
  • New and Popular Mystery/Thriller (published since 2020)
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror
  • Non-Fiction: Science, Philosophy, Spirituality, WWI
  • Trees, Birds, Rocks & Minerals, Mushrooms
  • Local and Pacific Northwest
  • Kids (like new condition) & Graphic Novels
  • Popular Art, Rare, 1st Editions, Eclectic
  • Cooking (published since 2020)

Authors We Always Want

  • George Orwell
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Harper Lee
  • C.G. Jung
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Stephen King
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Ernest Cline
  • Frank Herbert
  • Howard Zinn
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Brene Brown
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Ayn Rand
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • John Steinbeck
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • James Baldwin
  • Jules Verne
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Jane Austen
  • Ray Bradbury
  • J.D. Salinger
  • Franz Kafka
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Alan Watts

When Do We Accept Books/Movies?

Up to 20 Books/Movies: Walk-ins welcome everyday from 10AM-3PM.

More than 20 Books/Movies: Email us at bigstorybend@gmail.com to request an appointment and include photos of your books/movies (showing the spines of the books/movies) in your email. We will review the photos and typically respond within two business days.

What Do We Pay?

Store credit offer is 75¢-$2 for most books. Store credit offer for some current year books is $2-$5. We offer more for books with a higher value. Store credit offer for kids books is 50¢-$1. Store credit offer DVDs and Blu-Rays is 75¢-$1. Cash offers are approximately half of the store credit amounts.

Have an Estate?

Have an estate with books/movies/vinyl that you’re not sure what to do with? We will visit your estate (preferably before your public sale) and in most cases offer to purchase select books/movies/vinyl. Simply call us at (541) 617-9271 or email at bigstorybend@gmail.com with the details involving the books/movies/vinyl that you are looking to sell or donate.

Vinyl

We are currently seeking vinyl records in the following genres:

  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Alternative Rock
  • Grunge
  • Indie Rock
  • New Wave
  • Reggae
  • Pop (80s)
  • R&B
  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Soul