Sell to Us

Where do we get our inventory? Not off a big truck that comes every week from a wholeseller. Most of our inventory we get—from you! That’s great for us (because by and large you have excellent taste) and great for you, because that means our inventory changes a lot, every single day.

We buy from the public seven days a week. Our buying hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 8pm, and Sundays Noon-5pm. (We have to stop buying shortly before we close so we can have time to finish up whatever’s come over the counter.)

Please note that our Fayetteville store has more limited hours and will be buying only textbooks starting July 1, 2016.

Because you’re giving us products, and we’re giving you cash, there are some rules that we both need to abide by. Please give these a quick read before you come in with your stuff.

Rules for Selling Your Used Books & Electronics

  • You must be 18 to sell to us.
  • You must have a government-issued ID.
  • Because of North Carolina law, we have to collect information about you when we buy items. We store this information securely and release it only to law enforcement when required.
  • Usually we can’t accept more than four boxes/bags of books and other items. If you have several hundred books (or a whole houseful!), give us a call—we can refer you to someone who can come to you and buy your books.
  • Please use common sense when bringing us books. We can’t take books that have mold or heavy water damage, have the covers torn off, etc. Similarly we can’t take CDs or DVDs that are cracked, video games that are scratched all to bits, etc.
  • Sorry, we don’t want encyclopedia sets (or National Geographic magazines, either!)

Selling Tip:

The best times to sell your used books and electronics to Edward McKay are early in the morning, and during the day on weekdays. Weekends, as you might imagine, are the busiest. So if you’ve got an unusual schedule, take advantage! Come see us during the off-peak hours and you’ll have a much shorter wait.

What If We Can’t Buy Your Used Books?

Sometimes you’ll bring us things and we can’t give you cash for them because we have too many, they’re in low demand, etc. In those cases we’ll offer you trade credit, which is good for many (but not all) items in the store. Please note that some used bookstores make you spend cash in order to use trade credit. That is not the case with us. If you’ve got enough trade credit, you can make your purchases with just trade credit.

Edward McKay Bookstore Locations

Greensboro Used Bookstore

1607 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC‎

Winston-Salem Used Bookstore

115 Oakwood Drive
Winston-Salem, NC