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Colourful Pile of Old Books

Please visit us at our new location:

772 Route 50, Suite 5

Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Secondhand books, pre-loved bags, and more!

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About us

The Book Nook is a small secondhand bookstore located in Burnt Hills, NY. We carry a wide variety of books as well as pre-loved bags and purses, teas, and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy. Please stop in to check out the store and ask about our book trade in program.


Request a Book

Is there a book you are hoping to find? Please complete this form and we will be on the lookout for it.

If it should arrive, we will notify you.

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Book Trade In Credit Policy

  • Condition
    The condition of the books is important. We are always trying to improve the condition of our stock. It's the first thing we check on every book we accept. If we pass on your books due to their condition, it's nothing personal. At some point every book becomes too worn for us to display and sell.
  • What We Accept
    Used books! Almost any category is fine. Classic literature, science fiction, history, romance, self-help, children's books, westerns, business, mysteries, cookbooks and historical fiction are just a few of our sections. There are dozens more! If we have a section for it in our store, we probably want more of it. What we need changes daily depending on current inventory. We try to take as many books as possible, though our goal is to take books that will sell. Please do not take it personally if we do not accept all of your books. Please limit the quantity of your books to bring in. The space here is limited and we can only accept a bag at a time. Thank you for understanding.
  • What We Don't Accept
    The list of items we don't accept is much shorter. We'll gladly look at anything you bring, but here are some items we're likely to pass on: Cookbooks Reader's Digest Condensed Books Harlequin Romances Audio Cassettes Pocket paperbacks/Mass-market paperbacks
  • When Do We Accept Books?
    Please call to make an appointment to review your books. We can usually check your books in just a few minutes, while you wait. If we're backlogged with other collections, we'll let you know.
  • How Does The Process Work?
    We will review the books you've brought in while you browse in the store. How much trade in credit you receive will depend on what we are able to sell the book for, the quality of the copy you've brought in, and whether or not we have any customers that have requested a book that you've brought in. We do not pay cash for books and we do not offer a "book for a book" trade system.
  • What is Trade Credit?
    When you accept a trade offer on your books, you will receive trade in credit. Trade in credit can be used towards any book or puzzle in the store. Please keep in mind that credit can only be used to cover 50% of your purchase per transaction. For example, if your purchase of books and/or puzzles totals $20, you can only use $10 in credit. The other half will be paid by cash, card, Apple Pay, etc. The remaining balance of your credit will remain on file. Trade in has no cash value and it never expires. Trade in credit cannot be used on bags, purses, teas, cups, candles, or any other "merchandise" items in the store. Credit can only be applied to purchases of books and puzzles at this time. We appreciate your understanding.
  • What About the Books You Don't Want?
    Unfortunately, we can't accept every book we see. We are very selective. As space on our shelves becomes limited, we are becoming even more selective. Condition and subject matter are the most common reasons for us to reject a book. Our current stock situation is also important, as we try to avoid excessive duplication on our shelves. For those books not accepted, we ask that you bring them home with you.
  • Donations
    We will gladly accept donations if you are not interested in store credit. This often helps us to keep our prices low. Please see above for what we accept. We will not have to sort the donations. Please adhere to the what we accept section when bringing donations.
Book Buying Policy
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Contact Us


772 Route 50, Suite 5

Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 10-6

Thursday: 10-6

Friday: 10-6

Saturday: 10-6

Sunday: 10-4


Thank you!

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