Secondhand Books


We buy and sell secondhand books

We buy and sell used Primary and Secondary schoolbooks, novels, plays and revision books in both High Street Books shops (South Douglas Road & Wilton).

We do not sell second-hand online. In our experience, customers like to inspect the condition of the books in our store before buying .

We are unable to check the shops for secondhand in our “online chat” as we are based in our office/warehouse and do not have access to current stock levels . Please contact our shops directly on Find Our Stores

Buying Second-hand instore:

Senior Cycle:

2019 is a great year for buying used LC books. Many of the best selling Irish, Maths and option subjects are in good supply at the moment. There are some that must be bought new , such as the Poetry Books , revised editions due to curriculum changes etc.

To have the best chance of buying secondhand, call in early!

Junior Cycle:

The second-hand selection for 1st year students 2019 is not as great as other years. The phasing in of the new Junior Cycle has meant new editions in almost every subject. There are some subjects such as Business Studies, Science and English where we do have used copies available but it depends on what is on your booklist.

Selling Your Old Books to High Street Books

We buy used schoolbooks, novels, plays and revision books in both High Street Books shops (South Douglas Road & Wilton).

Please call to see us instore so that a member of staff can sort through your old books.

Before your visit, please be advised that we cannot buy the following:

Business Studies, Science, English texts, plays , novels and some technical subjects (Wood, Tech Graph) are the only books that we can buy this year. This is due to the new Junior Cycle.


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