Half Price Books

★★★★☆
  • 5017 Excelsior Blvd

    St Louis Park, MN 55416

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  • 952-922-2414

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  • Bookstores
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  • Music CDs & Tapes
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M-Sa 9am-9pm, Su 10am-8pm
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  • 026mgr@halfpricebooks.com
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I've never had a bad experience at half price books. I've sold many books to them over the ten years I've shopped/sold there and have had no problems. The only thing I wouldn't bother selling to them are magazines, since it's not worth the

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I've never had a bad experience at half price books. I've sold many books to them over the ten years I've shopped/sold there and have had no problems. The only thing I wouldn't bother selling to them are magazines, since it's not worth the

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I honestly do not understand the criticism of this store. Frankly I think people vastly overestimate how much the books theyre selling are worth. Ive asked employees what to bring in and what not to bring in based on the needs of the

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I honestly do not understand the criticism of this store. Frankly I think people vastly overestimate how much the books theyre selling are worth. Ive asked employees what to bring in and what not to bring in based on the needs of the

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Do not take your books to this store to sell. I brought in a limited edition, autographed, hardcover copy of Under The Dome by Stephen King and was offered $1. I took my book home with me. I refused to give my book away for one dollar.

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Do not take your books to this store to sell. I brought in a limited edition, autographed, hardcover copy of Under The Dome by Stephen King and was offered $1. I took my book home with me. I refused to give my book away for one dollar.

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Had a few books to sell and walked up to the counter. Two employess were standing there sorting books. I waited patiently for thirty seconds before clearing me throat and saying "Hi." The young chap with brown hair and yellow eyes just

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Had a few books to sell and walked up to the counter. Two employess were standing there sorting books. I waited patiently for thirty seconds before clearing me throat and saying "Hi." The young chap with brown hair and yellow eyes just

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I like buying books here, but selling -- not so much. I recently brought in about 100 books -- most new within the last five years. Lots of expensive coffee table books, best selling fiction, cool Scandinavian mysteries. Their offer: less than a dollar a book. I've sold books at other stores, and this was so low I felt cheated. As I was waiting (was told it would be twenty minutes, but an hour later...), I looked at the asking price for some of the same titles I had brought in. Used Henning Mankell paperbacks sold for $7 each, but I got less than a dollar. Pricey books on architecture or art sold for $15 each, but again I got an average of a dollar. So basically they have an average markup of over 1,000 percent, and that is hardly fair.

I think I'll go back to Magers & Quinn.

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★☆☆☆☆

I like buying books here, but selling -- not so much. I recently brought in about 100 books -- most new within the last five years. Lots of expensive coffee table books, best selling fiction, cool Scandinavian mysteries. Their offer: less than a dollar a book. I've sold books at other stores, and this was so low I felt cheated. As I was waiting (was told it would be twenty minutes, but an hour later...), I looked at the asking price for some of the same titles I had brought in. Used Henning Mankell paperbacks sold for $7 each, but I got less than a dollar. Pricey books on architecture or art sold for $15 each, but again I got an average of a dollar. So basically they have an average markup of over 1,000 percent, and that is hardly fair.

I think I'll go back to Magers & Quinn.

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Half-Price Books may be a fine place to buy books, but it's a total rip-off to sell them books. I took 425 children's books -- the vast majority in EXCELLENT CONDITION -- and, after carting them in and waiting a half an hour, they offered me $15.00 for the lot of them. According to their own estimations, these 90 hardcovers, 30 board books, 55 hardcover specialty books (e.g., with the spider built right in) and 250 paperbacks would go for about $900.00 (avg. $3 for hardcover; avg $5 for specialty; avg $1 for paperbacks). Why would anyone take $15 for this when you can take a $900 deduction (value about $300) on your taxes if you donate them? Mostly because, once you have toted the books in, you don't want to tote them back out, so you decide to take the rip-off offer. I decided not to, it was so maddening. Toted them back out and donated them to a book drive for a worthy cause, and will take my tax deduction. I suggest everyone else do the same until Half-Price Books starts offering a reasonable percentage.

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Half-Price Books may be a fine place to buy books, but it's a total rip-off to sell them books. I took 425 children's books -- the vast majority in EXCELLENT CONDITION -- and, after carting them in and waiting a half an hour, they offered me $15.00 for the lot of them. According to their own estimations, these 90 hardcovers, 30 board books, 55 hardcover specialty books (e.g., with the spider built right in) and 250 paperbacks would go for about $900.00 (avg. $3 for hardcover; avg $5 for specialty; avg $1 for paperbacks). Why would anyone take $15 for this when you can take a $900 deduction (value about $300) on your taxes if you donate them? Mostly because, once you have toted the books in, you don't want to tote them back out, so you decide to take the rip-off offer. I decided not to, it was so maddening. Toted them back out and donated them to a book drive for a worthy cause, and will take my tax deduction. I suggest everyone else do the same until Half-Price Books starts offering a reasonable percentage.

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Half Price Books is one of my favorite book stores in the Twin Cities of Mpls/St. Paul. The name says it all..the books are much less expensive than regular stores. Many of the books are used...gently, and therefore the reduced price. The selection is fantastic and rivals any big name book seller. They also sell new books and other gift items such as journals and calendars. You may bring in your books to this store to get paid for them.

PROS: Excellent selection of all types of books
CONS: none

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★★★★☆

Half Price Books is one of my favorite book stores in the Twin Cities of Mpls/St. Paul. The name says it all..the books are much less expensive than regular stores. Many of the books are used...gently, and therefore the reduced price. The selection is fantastic and rivals any big name book seller. They also sell new books and other gift items such as journals and calendars. You may bring in your books to this store to get paid for them.

PROS: Excellent selection of all types of books
CONS: none

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Who can go wrong with Half Price anything? If you are an avid reader you the need savings! A great idea ndwith sales, you can walk away with even more amazing deals. The ones I have been to have been clean and well staffed. Knowledgable employees is a plus.

I have noticed that there isn't a huge selection in some genres which is a shame. I have heard they are picky about what they will buy to stock with, and it would be nice if they had more inventory.

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★★★★☆

Who can go wrong with Half Price anything? If you are an avid reader you the need savings! A great idea ndwith sales, you can walk away with even more amazing deals. The ones I have been to have been clean and well staffed. Knowledgable employees is a plus.

I have noticed that there isn't a huge selection in some genres which is a shame. I have heard they are picky about what they will buy to stock with, and it would be nice if they had more inventory.

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I love this place! They always have something I'm looking for, be it a used book, magazine, or CD. The staff are friendly, and they offer pretty good prices if you are looking to sell your own books there.
They buy books daily, so you are always guaranteed to see something there you didn't see before. When they have sales, you get even more than half price off! Great place.

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I love this place! They always have something I'm looking for, be it a used book, magazine, or CD. The staff are friendly, and they offer pretty good prices if you are looking to sell your own books there.
They buy books daily, so you are always guaranteed to see something there you didn't see before. When they have sales, you get even more than half price off! Great place.

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I realize that places that carry used items depend on what the general population brings to them, but in general, their inventory could be better. I've seen their book buying desk and their discard piles - I see beautiful condition popular books that they just won't buy. It can't be that they're overloaded because there is almost none of some of the series that they belong to on their shelves. I am a used bookseller myself - I KNOW what's popular, and I KNOW they are seriously missing the boat on a lot of things. With that said, I love HPB's clearance section. I go often to catch all sorts of goodies on clearance.

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I realize that places that carry used items depend on what the general population brings to them, but in general, their inventory could be better. I've seen their book buying desk and their discard piles - I see beautiful condition popular books that they just won't buy. It can't be that they're overloaded because there is almost none of some of the series that they belong to on their shelves. I am a used bookseller myself - I KNOW what's popular, and I KNOW they are seriously missing the boat on a lot of things. With that said, I love HPB's clearance section. I go often to catch all sorts of goodies on clearance.

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