Sell Us Your Books!

Good Books In The Woods pays cash for selected used books and for collectible/rare/scarce books. We buy individual books and entire libraries. We can and do make housecalls all over the greater Houston area. We make cash purchases throughout the year. If you have what we’re looking for, we’re ready to buy it. The books we pay cash for include:

Used Books (paperbacks and hardbacks):

  • Children's books.
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror including Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, Stephen King, Robert Heinlein, Asimov, Lovecraft, Brandon Sanderson, etc.
  • Classics including Jane Austen, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Faulkner, etc.
  • Philosophy
  • Most non-fiction including History, Science, Philosophy, Theology, Geology/Oil & Gas. Please note that we do not buy the vast majority of self-help including religious self-help.


  • First Editions/First Printings of Literature, Mystery, and Science Fiction novels - usually early novels of well known authors.
  • Signed Books
  • Antiquarian Books (printed before 1900)
  • Texana
  • Exploration/Travel/Natural History with an emphasis on 19th century European exploration of Africa.
  • Hunting/Fishing/Safari both modern and antiquarian
  • Fiction Hardbacks in high quality bindings - publishers include Limited Editions Club, Heritage Press, Library of America, Everyman's Library, Modern Library, Folio Society, Easton Press, Franklin Library, etc.
  • Literary Magazines printed before 1970 (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, etc.)

If you have any of the above books and would like to sell them, please contact us. If you call outside of our business hours and would like to talk to us ASAP, please call Jay on his personal cell phone.
Store Phone 281-298-2497
Jay's Cell 949-709-0666

Please note that we do not buy textbooks, encyclopedias, romance, diet books, cook books, and the vast majority of self-help. We buy young adult and mystery/thriller paperbacks only as needed. We also do not buy books in poor condition.