104 South Main
McPherson KS 67460
Twice Told Tales
Beautiful Used Books
Updated Donation and Buy Policy as of 5/1/2023
Q: What sorts of books do you accept?
A: Almost all types! Fiction, mysteries, graphic novels and true crime are our highest selling genres and the ones that we are most excited about but we'll consider almost anything. We are unable to accept textbooks or encyclopedias. Also we are very picky about certain non-fiction titles due to information that can go out of date quickly. We also can not accept anything in poor condition.
Q: What is your criteria for a good condition book?
A: Think of it this way, if you'd be willing to spend money on a book in that condition, then go ahead and bring it in. But since it's important to be thorough, we can not accept any books with dirt, bugs, mold, water damage, ripped or torn covers, excessive sticky notes and/ or paperclips, or missing dust jackets.
Q: Do you only accept donations?
A: While many people choose to donate their books, you can also sell your books for credit that can then be applied to all used-book purchases.
Q: Is there a limit to how many I can bring in?
A: Yes. Since I am only one person and have all of the duties of running the store, I can not dedicate huge swaths of time to processing books. That's why we ask that you bring in no more than 25 books at one time.
Q: When should I bring them by?
A: Good question. You can bring them by any time that we are open--except for on Saturdays. That means you can bring your books by Tues-Wed from 10-5 and Thur-Fri 10-7.
Q: Is there anything else I should know?
A: Just one more thing, please never ever bring donations to leave outside during closed hours.
Thank you so much for offering us your beautiful used books! It helps our community in so many incredible ways and we appreciate you.
Used Book Credit* Estimates
Mass Market Paperback .75
Trade Paperback 1.25
These estimates may fluctuate at buyer’s discretion based on various influences including condition, popularity, etc. and are not considered a guarantee.
*Used book credit is credit that can only be applied toward used books.