Store Policies


Please visit our Sale Page to learn all about our TriGwentennial.


We have received many compliments on our shipping methods. We will wrap your book in paper, affix your book to a sheet of corrugated cardboard (or for thicker books we will enclosed your book in a "sandwich" of corrugated cardboard), and place your book in a water-resistant Tyvek envelope made from post-consumer recycled plastic.

Green Business

Alan's Used Books is a GREEN business. We strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle all empty cans, old newspapers, plastic bags and bottles and every other bit of recyclable waste we generate. We re-use most of our corrugated scrap and recycle the rest. Our shipping envelopes are made from recycled fibers. We have instituted other energy-saving and water-saving procedures. Our vehicle is old but it gets 22 miles per gallon. And, last but not least, we find loving new homes for old used books.


We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, personal checks, business checks, money orders.


We seldom have unhappy customers but when we do we handle refunds promptly. 100% satisfaction.