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Used Books

Bear Pond Books offers an excellent selection of used books along with our new books. In 2015 we merged with Montpelier's beloved Rivendell Books, to expand our offerings for our customers. Our used book inventory is not currently available on our website, please come in and browse if you're interested in shopping for used books. All used books are shelved with a blue dot sticker on the spine.


One of the ways we acquire used books is from our customers. If you would like to trade your books for store credit, we can do so by appointment. Appointments must be made in advance and evaluations will be done while you wait. You can bring in two bags (or two boxes) of books at a time, and we will offer store credit for the books we are interested in. The remainder will be returned to you. Store credits are valid for one year from the date of issue or last use.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday in the morning and the first Saturday of each month.

Please call us at 802.229.0774 to make an appointment.

Rob is here to appraise your books for trade!

We are interested in books in good condition on a variety of subjects including:

  • Vermont
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Spirituality
  • Gardening
  • Health
  • History
  • Science Fiction
  • Children's Books
  • Farming & Homesteading

We are not interested in:

  • Books in poor condition
  • Encyclopedias
  • Out of date reference books
  • Time-Life or Reader's Digest books
  • Outdated hardcover romance, fiction, or mystery books
  • Textbooks 
  • Advance reader copies (ARCs)