Used books

We've been selling used books since 1996. Find cheap used books for sale from sellers around the world. Shop for secondhand books, and you can save money, be sustainable, support independent booksellers, and find great reads. AbeBooks offers novels, memoirs and autobiographies, cookbooks, poetry, children's picture-books, textbooks, car manuals, large print books, out-of-print editions, and millions of cheap paperbacks.

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If you love deals on books, this is the place for you. We're offering millions of cheap books priced under $10 with free US shipping.
Our immense online selection of used books covers every topic under the sun including all types of fiction and non-fiction, from Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Helene Hanff's 84, Charing Cross Road.

Four reasons to buy used books online

Used books offer tremendous value for money to avid readers on a budget. With prices starting at $1 plus shipping, AbeBooks customers never run out of reading material.
Buying used books is one of the oldest forms of recycling. A book should have many owners during its lifetime. Be sustainable by building a collection of pre-owned books
Andrea & Jordan Minter own Russell Books, one of Canada's biggest used bookstores. They began selling on AbeBooks in 1996. We're proud to support the seller community.
AbeBooks offers millions of used books for sale in dozens of languages. Plus, our selection includes books on every genre and topic you can imagine.
As new, fine, very good, good, foxed, chipped, bowed, price clipped. Used booksellers use specialist terms and abbreviations to describe the condition of a used book. Our guide helps you understand the jargon and find the used book that's right for you.

A vast selection of used & vintage books

You can buy vintage used Penguin paperbacks from AbeBooks. Orange is the most famous color but Penguin had a whole spectrum of colors to distinguish their books.
You can purchase a wide variety of vintage fiction from years gone by, including science fiction, fantasy, and crime from pioneering authors. These stylish used books represent another era of publishing.
Most books, aside from bestsellers, are are out-of-print. However, copies can still be purchased thanks to our network of sellers which specialize in used and out-of-print titles.
Each year libraries around the world discard old editions and books that are rarely borrowed. These secondhand books find their way to our booksellers who list them for sale on our website.

These ex-library books are cheap and useful. They are often no longer in print. We are dedicated to helping these used books find new homes.

Meet four of our used booksellers

Thousands of used booksellers in 50 countries sell online with AbeBooks.
Moraine Books is a proudly Finnish bookselling company that’s dedicated to bringing Finland’s unique culture and literature to an international audience via used and antiquarian books.
Sam runs a used bookselling business called Three Geese in Flight Celtic Books, and he specializes in books about Arthurian and Celtic mythology as well as medieval and mythic literature.
Used bookseller Recyclivre has built a business around being sustainable and socially responsible. Founded in 2008, Recyclivre has eight locations in French cities to collect unwanted books.
In November 2021, the warehouse of Berwyn Books was destroyed by fire - 400,000 used books were lost. Within two months, a new business called the Berwyn Bookshop rose from the ashes.

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