Jenny's Paper & Ink Books

Store Hours, Policies, & Contact

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How to be Successful When Trading in Your Books

Jenny accepts books in exchange for a store credit. If Jenny can use a book you bring, you receive $3.50 for a trade paperback and $2 for a mass market paperback in store credit. 

Purchasing a book at Jenny’s does not guarantee she can buy it back. She cannot accept books she has multiple copies of that she’s received from other customers or she knows she will not be able to sell.

Jenny can only accept hardbacks if the hardback is a popular recent release that is not yet available in paperback. We prefer paperback over hardcover titles with exceptions in history, cookbooks, and children’s picture books.

Jenny rarely accepts nonfiction books that are reference-based with information that can be found online. Nonfiction books published in the past five years have the best chance of being accepted.

If you have more than two grocery bags worth of books you are interested in Jenny considering, it is in your best interest to call 2 days in advance and discuss with Jenny the best time for you to bring them. 530-274-9837

Jenny cannot accept donations, per the IRS. Jenny is happy to provide you suggestions for local charities so your books go to a good cause. 

Credit slips are honored up to one year from when they are issued.

We cannot buy:

Books in poor condition: water damaged, torn covers/dust jackets, hardcovers without dust jackets, books with highlighting/underlining/stains, broken spines, odor or mildew.

We do not sell:

book club editions, ex-library books, promotional items/advanced reader copies, Reader’s Digest condensed books, most hardcover genre fiction, encyclopedias or partial sets of books, most textbooks, books which do not reflect our store inventory, or out of date books.

How we buy:

We will sort through your books to choose those we think we can sell and make an offer in store credit based on our experience. You can bring us books whenever we are open. We will hold the books we don’t want for 48 hours from the date we call you if you can’t wait, but suggest enjoying the time while you wait to browse! If you don’t come to pick up the books we can’t use, these books will be donated to charity.

Thanks for considering Jenny’s Paper & Ink Books as a place to bring your gently used reads!


Jenny's is located at 134 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley, CA. Visit our store and we will discover your next good story.



Tuesday-Friday: 10AM-4PM

Saturday: 11AM-3PM

CLOSED: Sundays-Mondays

☎ Contact
(530) 274-9837

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