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Wholesale Used Books

Thrift Books has over six million used books at any given time for sale. In addition to our core retail business, we offer an unlimited supply of wholesale books. All books have been examined for merchantability and are thus in good to excellent condition.They are excellent products for both domestic and international sale. Our extensive distribution network ensures a constant and quality supply of books and media. As with our retail book business, we are committed to offering the best prices on the market.

Books & Media

Thrift Books provides volume sales of presorted books—hardcover, paperback, and kid’s books—in addition to music, videos, and other items which we receive from our suppliers. Most of these books were previously on our shelves but have been removed to make room for new inventory. All books, unless otherwise specified, have ISBN numbers (and a tracking sticker on the spine) for easy cataloguing.

Thrift Books’ Approved 3rd Party Wholesale Merchants

Our 3rd Party Wholesale Merchants around the country and located close to transportation routes for easy shipping both domestically and internationally. Thrift Books works closely with its wholesale merchants to ensure that standards of service and product are strictly maintained.

  • Thrift Books, Seattle, Washington
  • Green Earth Books, Portland, Oregon
  • Motor City Books, Detroit, Michigan
  • Atlanta Book Company, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Books Squared, Dallas, Texas
  • Yankee Clipper books, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Blue Cloud Books, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Silver Arch Books, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Free State Books, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sierra Nevada Books, Reno, Nevada

Customers may choose books from the following categories:

1. Mass Market Wholesale books
Mostly fiction books.  These paperback books are usually popular books that are pocket sized.  Usually 800-1000 books per gaylord.
2. Trade & Hardback Wholesale books 
Either first edition hardcover or trade back books.  Consists mostly of non-fiction titles, autobiographies, with some fiction.  Usually 600-800 books per gaylord.
3. Overstock Wholesale books
Mix of both Mass Market books and Trade & Hardback books.  These are our most popular titles in inventory.  These books do not have a tracking sticker on the spine.
4. Kid’s Wholesale books
These books come in all sizes but are mostly soft cover books that are thinner in size. You will only find Kid-related books in this sort. Some of these books even come with activities, puzzles, and toys. These books do NOT have our tracking sticker on their spine. Usually 1000-1300 books per gaylord.
5. Kid’s Plus Wholesale books
These books come in all sizes but are mostly hard cover books that are thicker in size. You will only find Kid-related books in this sort. These books may have our tracking sticker on their spine. Usually 800-1000 books per gaylord.
6. VHS tapes
Mix of all genres of VHS tapes.  Usually 900-1100 tapes per gaylord.  Only $50/gaylord for VHS tapes.


Books and media are stored and transported in sturdy gaylord boxes that come in many sizes (sometimes measuring up to 48" x 40" x 36"). Every gaylord is placed on a standard shipping pallet.  Each Gaylord contains between 600 and 1600books depending on the size and binding of the books.  We will gladly recommend shipping companies which we have worked with in the past upon request. Thrift Books accepts all forms of payment. Books are shipped once payment has been received and has cleared the bank. 

Additional Information 

For more information regarding our wholesale book program please visit our official site at’ll find further information on prices, special promotions, pictures and videos for every book category. You can also place an order or ask a question directly from this site.

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