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Welcome to the online home of Central Book Exchange. We are an independently-owned new and used bookstore located in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have over 90,000 items in our constantly-changing inventory, and we catalog an additional 1,000+ books per week. Our inventory consists of almost every literary genre you can think of: classics, romance, noir, thrillers, mysteries, westerns, etc. Additionally, our book inventory holds some rare and out-of-print titles. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 801.485.3913 or email us at [email protected]. We're always happy to help!
If you're looking to get rid of some of your books, you've come to the right place! We have an exchange system in place that allows you to redeem your books for points, which can then be used to reduce the prices of other books in our store. We also selectively buy books, depending on the condition, popularity, titles, and authors.
Our process is quick and friendly. You don't need an appointment. However, if you have a large quantity of books, then we would appreciate a call ahead of time.  If we can't get to your books right away, we'll always take your information down and look at them the next day. We don't purchase magazines, Reader's Digests, or book club editions.