Top Books We Need

We take in books for store credit, but unfortunately we can’t take everything! Here is a detailed list of the books and authors we are currently looking for. If you have any questions about our trade policy, check out the page “Books to Trade?”  Please note these lists are not updated daily! We do our best to keep them current, but we have so much stock moving in and out it is impossible to keep them 100% accurate.

If you are looking for cash only for your books, or if you have records to sell, please call ahead before stopping by to ensure we can look at your collection that day.

 

Current Best-Sellers

  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
  • The Shack by William Paul Young
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • The Nest by April D’Aprix Sweeney
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  • The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith H. Beer
  • Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  • The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Jonas Jonasson
  • Nadia Hasimi

Kids’ Picture Books

  • Graeme Base (Animalia)
  • Berenstain Bears
  • Sandra Boynton
  • Jan Brett
  • Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Biscuit books)
  • Eric Carle
  • Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo & any other titles)
  • Marie-Louise Gay (Stella, Queen of the Snow, etc)
  • Phoebe Gilman (Jillian Jiggs, Something from Nothing, etc)
  • Roger Hargreaves (Little Miss/Mr. Men)
  • Kevin Henkes (Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse)
  • I Spy and Where’s Waldo
  • Munro Leaf (The Story of Ferdinand)
  • Lego & Ninjago  books
  • Arnold Lobel (Frog & Toad)
  • Bill Martin (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom)
  • Mercer Mayer (Little Critter)
  • Robert Munsch
  • Laura Numeroff (If you Give a Pig a Pancake, etc.)
  • Bill Peet
  • H.A. Rey (Curious George)
  • Rob Scotton (Splat Cat)
  • Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)
  • Dr. Seuss (select titles)
  • Shel Silverstein (Giving Tree, Falling Up, etc.)
  • Star Wars (picture books)
  • Superhero books (Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman)
  • Transformers
  • Melanie Watt (Scaredy Squirrel, Chester, etc.)
  • Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, etc.)
  • Margery Williams (The Velveteen Rabbit)
Kids’ Novels
  • Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty)
  • Choose Your Own Adventure books
  • Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
  • George MacDonald (The Princess and the Goblin, etc.)
  • Megan McDonald (Judy Moody)
  • Ellen Miles (Puppy Place)
  • Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Treehouse)
  • Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate series)
  • Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta)
  • Pokemon novels
  • Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries)
  • Geronimo Stilton
  • R.L. Stine (Goosebumps Horrorland)
  • Lauren Tarshis (I Survived)
Youth/Teen Authors
  • Any Teen New Releases (2016+)
  • V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, newer titles)
  • Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen)
  • Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows)
  • Kiera Cass (The Selection series)
  • Cassandra Clare (newer titles, select Infernal Devices)
  • Chris Colfer (The Land of Stories)
  • Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon series)
  • John Flanagan (Ranger’s Apprentice)
  • S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders)
  • Erin Hunter (Warriors, Seekers, etc.)
  • Marie Lu (Young Elites)
  • Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series)
  • Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles)
  • Brandon Mull (Fablehaven, Beyonders)
  • Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking Trilogy, More Than This)
  • R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Auggie & Me)
  • Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus)
  • Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, etc.)
  • J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
  • Neal Shusterman (Unwind)
  • Andrew Smith (Winger, Grasshopper Jungle)
  • Lemony Snicket (Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • John Corey Whaley
  • Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star, Everything, Everything)
Comics/Manga/Graphic Novels
  • Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, etc.)
  • Asterix and Obelix
  • Batman & other DC Superheroes
  • Black Butler Manga
  • Blue Exorcist manga
  • Bone by Jeff Smith
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Deathnote manga
  • Fairy Tail manga
  • Hunter X Hunter manga
  • Inu Yasha manga
  • Legend of Zelda manga
  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill
  • Marvel graphic novels
  • Ms Marvel series
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • Naruto manga
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Pokemon manga
  • Preacher series by Garth Ennis
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
  • Sandman series by Neil Gaiman
  • Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, etc.)
  • Tintin comics (English or French)
  • V for Vendetta
  • Walking Dead
  • Y: the Last Man by Brian K Vaughan
Paranormal Authors
  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Jayne Castle
  • Christine Feehan
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Kim Harrison
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Karen Marie Moning
  • J.R. Ward
Contemporary Romance Authors
  • Robyn Carr
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Marian Keyes
  • Debbie Macomber (select titles)
  • Fern Michaels
  • Nora Roberts (newer titles)
  • Nicholas Sparks (newer paperback titles)
  • Sherryl Woods
Romantic Suspense Authors
  • Maya Banks
  • Sandra Brown
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Brenda Novak
British Mystery Authors
  • Agatha Christie
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Tana French (In the Woods)
  • Robert Galbraith (The Cuckoo’s Calling)
  • Reginald Hill
  • P.D. James
  • Quintin Jardine
  • Stuart MacBride
  • Peter Lovesey
  • Val McDermid
  • Ian Rankin
  • Peter Robinson
  • R.D. Wingfield
European Mystery Authors
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Andrea Camilleri
  • Anne Holt
  • Camilla Lackberg
  • Henning Mankell
  • Jo Nesbo
  • Lars Keplar
  • Fred Vargas
  • Arnaldur Indridason
North American Mystery Authors
  • Louise Penny
  • James Lee Burke
  • Raymond Chandler
  • Harlan Coben
  • Michael Connelly (Select Titles)
  • Robert Crais
  • Lisa Gardner
  • J.A. Jance
  • Donna Leon
  • John Lescroart
  • Robert B. Parker
  • Louise Penny
  • Charles Todd
Thriller Authors
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • Ted Bell
  • Steve Berry
  • Alex Berenson
  • Lee Child (Select titles)
  • Michael Crichton (Select Titles)
  • Clive Cussler (select titles)
  • Nelson DeMille
  • Ian Fleming
  • Vince Flynn
  • Ken Follett
  • Thomas Harris
  • Greg Iles
  • Douglas Preston
  • James Rollins
  • Daniel Silva
  • Wilbur Smith (Select titles)
  • Brad Thor
Horror Authors
  • Clive Barker
  • Nick Cutter
  • Joe Hill
  • Stephen King
  • Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead novels)
  • Dean Koontz
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Robert McCammon
  • Anne Rice
  • Peter Straub
Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Douglas Adams
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Terry Brooks
  • Jim Butcher
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Charles De Lint
  • David Eddings
  • Steven Erickson
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Terry Goodkind
  • Markus Heitz (Dwarves series)
  • Frank Herbert
  • Robin Hobb (Assassin’s Apprentice)
  • Robert Jordan
  • CS Lewis (Space Trilogy)
  • Scott Lynch (Gentlemen Bastard series)
  • George R R Martin
  • China Mieville
  • Karen Miller
  • L E Modesitt
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Brent Weeks
  • Forgotten Realms
  • Assassin’s Creed Novels
  • Recent Star Wars Novels
  • Warhammer
  • Zombie books
General Fiction
  • Mitch Albom (select titles)
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Bryce Courtenay
  • Roald Dahl (adult books)
  • Christopher Moore
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • P. G. Wodehouse
  • David Sedaris
  • Jodi Picoult (Select Titles)
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Recent titles (2015+)
  • Salmon Rushdie (Select Titles)
  • Paolo Coehlo
Classic Literature
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Anthony Burgess
  • William Faulkner
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Albert Camus
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Alexandre Dumas
  • George Orwell
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • John Steinbeck
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • James Joyce
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • John Wyndham
  • Jane Austen
  • The Bronte Sisters
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Ayn Rand
Christian Fiction (Select titles only)
  • Francine Rivers
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Ted Dekker
Poetry
  • Keats
  • Wordsworth
  • Robert Frost
  • Shelley
  • Coleridge
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Rumi

Military Fiction

  • James Axler
  • Tom Clancy (Select Titles)
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • C S Forester
  • George Macdonald Fraser
  • W.E.B. Griffin
  • Conn Iggulden (Rome Series, etc)
  • William Johnstone
  • Alexander Kent
  • Robert Low
  • Patrick O’Brian
  • Dudley Pope
  • Chris Ryan
  • Simon Scarrow
  • Tim Severin
  • Jack Whyte

Western

  • William Johnstone
  • Dana Fuller Ross
  • Louis L’amour
  • Ralph Compton
  • John Jakes
  • Zane Grey
  • Jon Sharpe
  • Jake Logan
Theology/Spirituality/Metaphysical
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Thomas Merton
  • Wayne Dyer
  • Joyce Meyer
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Zechariah Sitchin
  • Graham Hancock
  • Anything on Meditation
  • Healing properties of crystals
  • Gnostic writings
  • Atheist writing (Dawkins, Hitchens, etc)
  • Early Christian writing
  • Jewish theology
  • Early Protestant histories
  • Mennonite histories
  • Rob Bell
  • N.T. Wright
  • Francis Chan
  • Mark Driscoll
Philosophy
  • Soren Kierkegaard
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Ayn Rand
  • Plato
  • Other classic philosophers
Self Help
  • Robin Sharma
  • Louise Hay
  • Melodie Beattie
  • Gabor Mate
Cook Books
  • Julia Child Cookbooks
  • Cookbooks by Jamie Oliver, Anna Olson, Gordon Ramsay, etc.
  • Celebrity Chefs/Food Network tie-ins
  • Vegan/Raw foods/Whole Foods Books
  • Gluten-Free Cookbooks
  • Joy of Cooking by Rombauer
  • Anything on preserving: smoking, pickling, canning, etc.
  • Indian Cookbooks
  • Ethnic Cookbooks
General Non-fiction
  • John Vaillant
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Cesar Millan
  • Cryptozoology
  • A.J. Jacobs
Outdoors
  • B.C./West Coast Field guides for birds, plants, mushrooms, etc.
  • Anything on edible or medicinal uses for plants
  • Outdoor survival guides (Les Stroud, SAS stuff, etc)
  • Organic Gardening
  • Backroads map books for B.C.
  • Gold panning, gem sites, etc
  • Farming, homesteading
  • Animal/Fish/Bird husbandry
  • Alternative Energy (solar, wind, geothermal)
  • Hunting guides for B.C. species
  • Fishing in B.C.
  • Rocks and Minerals
Military
  • Nazi History
  • WWII Eastern Front
  • Military Unit Histories
  • Ancient conflicts (Biblical era to Boer War)
  • Mein Kampf
  • World War 1
History
  • Ancient History
  • Gold rush history
  • Local/West Coast first nations history, art books
  • Early settlement/homesteading
  • N. L. Barlee
  • Garnet Basque
  • Abbotsford History
Fine Bindings
  • Franklin Library books
  • Easton Press
  • Folio Society
Vinyl

*Please note that standard credit policies regarding condition and quantity on hand apply.  For our full credit policy, please see the “Books to Trade?” tab.

 

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