Trade Policy

Want another book but don’t have any room on your shelf? We’re here to help!

Books that have been purchased from Crawford’s Books in specific genres and good quality can be traded in for up to 50% store credit. We are currently accepting a maximum of 2 bags of books. Please read our guidelines below to know if your book is a good fit!


There are two types of readers: those who keep their books in like-new condition and those who bend, break, underline, and otherwise engage fully with their books! While we appreciate both types of readers, please note that we can only accept books in the first category.

Books in good quality must have both covers and spine intact. Pages must be free from underlining, highlighting, and all markups/stains.

We accept all of the following genres:

  • Art
  • California and US history
  • Cultural and ethnic studies
  • Cookbooks
  • Fiction, paperback
  • Manga
  • Military history
  • Mystery
  • Natural health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Westerns
  • Audiobooks

Due to space constraints and ability to resell, we do not accept any of the following genres:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Fiction, hardback
  • Magazines
  • National Geographic (books and magazines)
  • Reader’s Digest (books and magazines)
  • Textbooks
  • Trending Books with content that is no longer current such as Business, Computer, Decorating, Dieting and Nutrition, Fashion, Health, Politics, and Travel Guides.

In our time in the business, we’ve learned a thing or two about what people like reading and what books will stay on the shelf indefinitely. We aim to keep our community happy by keeping all the rights things on the shelves. So unfortunately, we have to say no to certain trades. Please know, this is no judgement on what you have to offer! We hope you understand that we make every effort to provide satisfying trades but cannot do so in all instances. We retain the right to inspect and accept books on a case-by-case basis.