FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO YOU DO?
We sell used books, audio books and DVD’s. We also have a gift shop that sells soy candles, melts, bath bombs, literary bookmarks, key chains, necklaces, wish bracelets and tons more!
We offer community services and give away many books to community nursing homes, food pantries, and schools.
We stock existing Little Free Libraries as well as our very own Little Free Library at the Peoria Carver Center.
We are a drop off point for Operation Bundle Up – a local group that gives gently used and new winter coats and gear to local students.
We at Book Rack Used Books strive to be more than just a local bookstore. We want to be a vital, contributing part of the community. We want to make a difference -- and together, we can do that!
DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes, we do! Not amount too small or too big.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at 4408 N. Knoxville in Peoria, IL. We are in the Oak Cliff Park shopping center that boasts popular stores such as Two Sisters & a Warehouse, Replay Tots to Teens and Monical’s Pizza! We are caddy corner from Lou's Drive In. You could spend a whole day here shopping at this shopping center!
DO YOU BUY OR OFFER TRADE DISCOUNT FOR BOOKS AND MEDIA?
Yes, we do. We look at your gently used books and media and determine if we need any of them in the shop. We can offer you cash or trade credit. With our low prices and the discount, we tend to be cheaper than any other used bookstore in the area. Store credit is not valid towards the purchase of gift cards and can only be used on books. You can transfer your store credit to someone else.
WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER?
309/370-7683. You may text to this number as well.
WHAT DON'T YOU TAKE?
We don’t take the following: Former library books or audio books, books with broken spines or pages falling out, books with water damage, or books with excessive writing or highlighting. For audio books and DVD’s, we don’t accept those without cases or if they are excessively scratched.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Monday – 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday – 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday – 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday – 10 am to 6 pm
Friday – 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday – 11 am to 4 pm
DO YOU ONLY ACCEPT A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BOOKS AND MEDIA FOR CASH OR TRADE DISCOUNT A DAY?
No. We will look at any number of books and media. If you have a large amount, you will be asked to leave them overnight, so we have the appropriate amount of time to look through them. We will call you when we are finished.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CARDS?
Yes, we have gift certificates available for purchase in the shop.
HOW MUCH DO YOU OFFER FOR TRADE OR CASH?
It depends on what the item is. Harder to find books may receive a higher offer in cash.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
Yes. We currently offer a 10% teacher discount with school ID as proof. We also offer a 10% military/veterans discount with ID.
HOW MUCH DO THE BOOKS IN YOUR SHOP COST?
We do not follow the same "half the price of the book when it was new" pricing model that many used bookstores follow. Most books in our shop are priced at between $2 and $4. Audio books are $3-$5. DVD’s are $2 - $4 and DVD series are $5 - $8 per season.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
We accept cash and all major credit cards.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
Items purchased from our website can be returned by mail for a full refund minus shipping costs.
Currently, we do not accept returns on books. Audio books and DVD’s can be returned within 3 days if they are not working properly. You may return items to the shop.