"There's so much more to a book than just the reading."
We are happy to look at your used books, however, we cannot guarantee to take every book you bring in.

We check your books to see how many of that title we already have in the store and how well it has sold for us.


We also take into account the condition of the books coming in so please keep that in mind (no books with water damage, spiders, etc.). Unfortunately we do not take hardcovers, damaged books and books in which we have excessive stock. 

Where do we get all those great used books?  Our used books come to us from many sources, but our most common is from our customers. One of our services to the community is an in-store used book trading station. 

"Some of my best friends are fictional..."

What kind of books do we take?

The Book Cottage

of Gainesville, Texas

A full service used book store with thousands of fine titles packed into an intimate storybook setting.

Books in nearly every category are available with an emphasis on popular and classic titles. We trade for store credit. Payment by cash.
Maurice Sendak


Hours: Tue-Fri 10a.m. - 4p.m.

Sat 10a.m. - 3p.m.

Sun/Mon Closed