Sell Your Books

Are you looking for a place to sell your collection of books?  Once Upon a Time Books can help with that!  We are looking to purchase children's books, bestselling fiction, classic titles, non-fiction, regional, Arkansas, and rare and collectible books.  All books are to be dropped off at our retail store where we will evaluate your books for purchase.  Depending on the quality of the books, we can offer store credit or cash.  For the titles that we are unable to purchase, we are always willing to recycle your books at no cost. 

Our book buying process takes place during normal store hours.  Please call our retail store in advance at 479-927-6001 to ensure our book buying specialist is available to review your books for purchase.  Please also be prepared to answer the following questions:


  • Will you have at least a box of books to sell?  We typically like to buy at least a box at a time (approximately 30+ books).
  • What genres or subject matter are the books?
  • What is the condition of the books?


We cannot offer trade-ins or purchase small quantities at a time. For bulk collections (over six boxes), we ask that you set up an appointment with our book buying specialist.  


If you are looking to sell individual rare, collectible or antiquarian books, please email us at onceuponatimeb[email protected] with the following details and photos of the book. 


  • Title
  • Author
  • Photo of title page
  • Photo of copyright page
  • Photos of any damage such as cracking, soiling, etc
  • Any other notable details such as being signed or inscribed


From there, we may ask that you bring the book in person to accurately assess their value.


For any questions, please give us a call at our retail store or email us at [email protected].