Buying Your Books

We May Buy Your Books . . .



If you need or want to remove some of your books, give us a call. Our phone number is 630-297-3151, and you will be dealing with Sandra Morris, the owner of Nan's Book Shop. We do not buy mass-market paperbacks (those shorter books  sold at grocery and drug stores).

When you call, please have the following information ready to the extent possible:

  • Title, Author, Publisher, and date of publication;
  • Any statements of first edition or first printing on the copyright page;
  • A general description of the book condition;
  • If it has an original dust jacket, and the condition of that;
  • An asking price for the books;
  • Approximate number of books to be sold. We buy small and large collections, as well as just a few volumes;


We come to you if you are in Illinois, upper western Indiana, or lower Wisconsin. We also purchase books out-of-state.

If you have a large collection we may bring another trusted dealer along. Please feel free to give us a call because we like to hear from people. Or, if you prefer, send us an email and we will contact you. Be sure to include your name and phone number, and the best time to call.