I love to read, and while I enjoy audio books and reading on my eReader there is something special about holding a physical book in your hands. It’s probably why I love buying books so much. The problem is, what do you do with all of those books because at some point in time you run out of places to keep them. Helping get rid of some of those books is where this week’s local business of the week comes into play. The Arcade Book Exchange is a used bookstore that has been serving the needs of Washington County readers for over 43 years, and the amazing thing is that you can trade your old reads for some new ones.
The Arcade Book Exchange carries a large selection of newer release, novels, romance, mystery, horror, spy/adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, westerns, children/young adult, self-help, inspirational, historical, true crime, biographies, category romance, military and so much more. You are sure to find something you’ll love. They focus primarily in paperback books, but you can find a selection of collectible and hardbound books as well. In addition, if you aren’t ready to venture out and go brows books in person they offer an online selection of books too.
It should be noted that Arcade Book Exchange does not purchase books, you can only trade them. So you may be wondering what does the process look like when you trade books? Well here’s what you need to know about their trade policy:
You will receive 1/4 of the cover price on all incoming books in in-store credit.
Outgoing books can be purchased at 1/2 the cover price.
Half of your PURCHASE price may be deducted off of your store credit.
The remaining half must be paid with cash, check, debit or credit card.
Bring in two $8 books. You will receive $4 in store credit.
Take out two $8 books you will pay $4 in cash/debit/check and $4 will be deducted off your store credit.
All “CASH” books (with white cash sticker) are eligible to be taken off your store credit.
Credit has no expiration and no cash value.
So, the next time you are in need of a new book, why not exchange some books you no longer want and get some new ones. The Arcade Book Exchange is located at 136 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 300, Hillsboro, Oregon and their phone number is (503) 648-5821