Our Trade Policy

We ask that any books you bring in for trade credit be in very good condition
with no torn or missing pages, little to no writing and from a smoke-free environment.

You may use the trade value for up to 50% of your purchase of used books only.

We do ask that you use your trade credit and complete the trade
at the same time you bring us your books.

Trade credit may not be used for online purchases.

We only purchase books in person, not online or over the phone.

Please do not ship any books to us for appraisals or in the hopes that we will purchase them. We will not be responsible for holding them or returning them to you.

If you would like to make a trade or see if we are interested in purchasing your books, please make an appointment with James or Heather by emailing us at duckriverbooks@gmail.com.


Our website lists new books only. Our store in Columbia Tennessee stocks new and used titles.
No. There are over 15 million titles searchable on this site. Feel free to call us for specific stock inquiries.
Sometimes. Please come by the store in person and we will give you a current list of subjects and authors we are looking for. We do not mail, email or give the list verbally over the phone. It’s a long list.
I think it had a green cover, and it may have started with the word “The”. Yes. Its right over there.
Please see our Trade Policy page.
We do not do appraisals at this time.
We receive new inventory daily.