We buy and sell quality used books of all genres and offer unique hand-bound notebooks made in-store.
We pride ourselves on scouring the Northwest for the best titles from every genre to fill our shelves.
Contemporary and classic literature, children's books, poetry, travel, memoirs, self-help, cooking, art history, world history, astrology, science and mathematics, graphic novels, zines and more ... we stock it all!
As you browse our shelves, you'll notice that our books are marked at only half their original price. Specialty books, including first editions, autographed copies, out of print books, and other collectibles will be priced fairly to reflect their value.
Seasonal items, limited run artwork, and custom Ophelia's merchandise, including t-shirts and bags, are also available in-store as well!
Because it is a pandemic:
We are not buying books in store but are grateful for donations. Things are changing fast right now so feel free to call for current information: 206 632 3759
Want to make some room our your shelves while helping us keep ours full of new and interesting books?
We buy fresh books every day during our normal business hours, up to one hour before closing time:
New to the process? Check out these useful tips!
-It will usually take us 10 - 30 minutes to look at your books.
-You will need to wait while we look, no drop offs allowed!
-We pay 1/4 - 1/3 of our projected retail price (& we retail most books at 1/2 original price).
-We buy all genres but what we need varies unpredictably. Bring them by and we'll let you know!
-We are willing to make house calls for extensive libraries in the Seattle area.
-We accept donations!
Please call and discuss options with us or to ask about anything not covered here.
One last useful tip: we adore quality.
When deciding which books to buy, we look for:
-No writing or highlighting
-No tears or creases
-No water damage or mildew
-No cracked or damaged spines
Hand-bound Notebooks, Postcards and other Fun Things
We are so proud of our hand-bound notebooks! These one of a kind products are made in-store, so you might even catch us in the process of making one while you're here! We create each unique journal from old book parts and book bits, the finest paper and linen thread, and lots of love.
For most notebooks, we use either a coptic or kettle stitch binding, but we've been known to play around with other newer, traditional, or experimental stitching and art books!
We also carry an assortment of postcards, envelopes, and other artful objects. These change often, so come see them for yourself!