Selling Your Books

The Stacks. We buy enormous, large, medium and small collections of books. If you have more than 200 then email or ring to get your name and collection on the list of house calls. For fewer than this, you will need to ring the shop to make an appointment, after reading below.

We always seek to buy good quality books, especially academic subjects such as philosophy, psychology, history, politics, or science, as well as classic and modern world literature, arts, music, and travel.

Textbooks in fast-changing subject areas such as law, economics, finance etc. get updated by publishers on a regular basis and therefore go out of date quickly. Hence, we can pay very little or nothing for textbook editions no longer in demand on student reading lists.

Likewise, heavily annotated or highlighted books are no use to us; however we can accept them as a donation.

We do not buy used DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks.

All books get evaluated on the basis of their resale value to us, considering condition and the rate at which they are likely to sell. We are unable to quote prices over the phone; however you are welcome to email a summary of the kinds of books (as shown below). Or, if not too many, a list of books (including title, author, ISBN) to enquiry@skoob.com. We will tell you which ones are potentially of interest to us.

At busy times it's difficult for us to buy books, try and avoid lunchtimes. Please ring the shop before bringing your books in, on +442072788760. The information we need is:

If you have over 200 books, we may be able to visit and collect them. If you live much beyond the London or Oxford area, we recommend approaching your local bookseller first – a decent list of UK bookshops is available at www.inprint.co.uk, see here.