Home & Garden Home Barnes & Noble Want to Buy Your Books By Warren McLaren Writer La Trobe University University of Technology-Sydney Warren McLaren was one of the earliest writers for TreeHugger, where he covered a wide range of topics, including eco-design, retail and outdoor education. our editorial process Warren McLaren Updated October 11, 2018 Jorg Greuel / Getty Images Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Thrift & Minimalism Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Sustainable Eating No doubt this is nothing new, but having missed it, thought one or two others might’ve too. Like the story about eBay buying back electronics, this is much the same process. Tell Barnes & Noble online the ISBN of your book and they’ll tell you the price they’ll pay and should you agree to the value you’ll be sent some post-free mailing labels. The prices are however not much more than you’d get at your own garage or yard sale (like $2 for Jared Diamond's seminal Guns, Germs and Steel, or $1.75 for the equally classic, though decidedly less scholarly, Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You'll Go!). They’ll only take books in good condition. “That means no mildew stains, missing pages, or lots of underlined text. Books that we determine to be in unsatisfactory condition will be destroyed, and you will not receive payment for that book.“ Mostly B&N; only want current textbooks, as well as recent hardcovers and paperbacks. Your collection of Mills and Boons, and Star Trek series are unfortunately not wanted. But otherwise it’s encouraging to see there is still a strong demand to keep pre-loved books in circulation. :: Barnes & Noble BuyBack via a TH commenter’s blog.