Gently Used Books at 60% Off Retail

Our Mission

We strive to offer a unique and tailored shopping experience unlike most big box stores and even some indie bookstores. We here at Between the Covers never want customers to feel that we are selling them books but rather that we are simply putting into their hands titles that they were inherently searching for but perhaps couldn't quite put their finger on without some guidance.  You are welcome to bravely explore written worlds on your own or simply ask for some direction.  Between the Covers will happily be your literary tour guide!

About Us

What We Pay for Books

We pay cash for 2015-2017 publications as well as customer requested titles, which amounts to 10% of the original price or  you may opt for 15% in store credit, which may be applied towards 50% of your purchase.  We ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment before bringing in books & that you limit drop offs to one box/bag per day as we have limited space and are no longer offering to donate books. 

Which Books We Accept

 We accept fiction, nonfiction, and children's books in good condition  and generally dated 2000 and newer with some exceptions such as classics, westerns, science fiction & books which are part of a series that is still releasing new titles.  Please note that hardcover fiction 2014 and older will be clearance priced and credited at half the normal value when no paperback is in stock.

How Store Credit Works

 Store credit does not ever expire and is transferable if you wish to authorize friend and/or family to use your account.  Credit balances are updated and printed on every receipt along with store rewards; however, you do not need to keep track of your own credit.  All we need is your name when you stop in, and half of each book purchase is automatically deducted from your balance.   

Back to School Book Drive

Now that your child has started a new grade level, it's probably time to sort through your shelves & weed out titles that are below his/her reading level.  If you do not wish to use the store credit towards other books, you may drop off books under your teacher's name, and he/she will be able to use the credit for classroom books.  Click here to view our appointment calendar for availability and request a time below.

Contact Us

Use this form to request a buy back appointment or send us your wish list.

Better yet, stop in & browse our selection!

Between the Covers is located in the Holland Town Center behind Dutch Village off of James St and Waverly / 120th. Look for us at the end of the footbridge on the pondside.

Between the Covers

12330 James St, Holland, Michigan 49424, United States



Open DAILY  10:00 am - 6:30 pm

[Closed Mon-Fri 3:00-3:30 pm]

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