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ABOUT US

 

6419 - 112 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5W 0N9
info@mandolinbooks.com
780-479-4050

Mon - Fri 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Sat 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Sun 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

We are pleased to provide high quality used books for sale here at Mandolin.  Our selection includes:  

  • General Fiction and Classic Literature
  • Children & Young Adult books
  • A wide variety of Non Fiction including:  History, Psychology, Spirituality, Canadiana, Business, Biographies, Travel Memoirs, Sports, Music, Gardening, Health & Nutrition, Cookbooks, Art & Architecture, and Crafts...  

In addition, we carry a small selection of new books that are special to us.  Written by local authors, many of them feature the Highlands Neigbourhood and those who live here.  

Each morning, we feature a book from our collection at the front counter and online.  We invite you to follow our facebook page to enjoy the Book of the Day posts. 

 

Where do our books come from?  

Mandolin Books and Coffee Company is interested in buying high quality used books. Here’s what you can expect when selling your books to us:

There’s no appointment required, but we ask you to drop your books off to be evaluated.  This gives us the time to assess the condition of each book, and compare with our current inventory.  We will carefully label your boxes or bags with your name, phone number and the date of arrival.  We will phone you once we've had time to look at them and make our purchasing decisions. 

Due to the high volume of incoming books, it may take several weeks for us to complete this process.  Occasionally we must pause the flow of books coming into the store in order to make room for more boxes, or at certain times of the year when the book buyer is unavailable.  You are invited to phone and check if we are accepting books for purchase before loading your car.  And please, make it easier on everyone by not using large boxes to pack books. We’ve found banker’s boxes work best.

Our policy for most books is to pay approximately 10% of the original cover price, or 15% if you prefer to be paid in store credit.  However, there are many exceptions to this rule.  If you accept store credit, we will load up a gift card for you which can be used for anything in the store.

What we buy:

Almost any category of used books is fine. . We accept either hard cover or paperback – it’s the condition we care about more! 

Items we do not buy:

  • Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Ex-Library Books
  • Audio Cassettes or DVD's
  • Textbooks
  • Travel guides and Pet Care Guides
  • Magazines
  • Books with worn and cracked spines, stains on the cover, excessive highlighting or writing in the margins
  • Books that are missing their dustjackets

 

I Don’t Want to Lug Those Books Back to My Car!

Unfortunately, we can’t buy every book we see. Space on our shelves is limited and we are selective. Condition and subject matter are the most common reasons for us to reject a book. Our current inventory is also important, as we try to avoid excessive duplication.   If you would rather not carry the rejected books back home, we are happy to dispose of them for you.  We regularly donate our damaged, overstocked and unwanted books to local charities.