Please note: Due to our efforts to limit the spread of covid-19, we are following a new process for accepting trades.

-Please call or email to setup an appointment to drop off your books.
-No more than 2 small boxes will be accepted at one time.
-Your books will be left in quarantine for several days before we process them.
-Any books that we cannot accept will be put back in quarantine, after which we will arrange a time for you to pick them up.


Book Condition


-Books must be clean and in like-new condition. Cordial Clove Books does not carry musty, ripped, smoky, or water damaged books. We know you wouldn't want to buy a book from us in poor condition, so we don't accept them as trades.


-We are only looking for recently published books (within the last 5 years), unless the book is rare or out of print.


-We cannot accept text books, encyclopedias, Book-of-the-Month, or condensed Reader's Digest.

Trade Value


-Trade value for store credit is up to 20% of the Canadian cover price, at the discretion of Cordial Clove Books.


-Trade value for cash is up to 10% of the Canadian cover price, at the discretion of Cordial Clove Books.


-Value for rare or out of print books will be determined at the discretion of Cordial Clove Books.

-Please note that store credit has no cash value.

Buying Books with Credit


-The credit you accumulate by trading in your old books can be used for up to 50% of any purchase of used books.


-Credit can only be applied to used book purchases and will not apply to the purchase of new books or non-book merchandise.

Note: If you are planning to bring in a large quantity of books for trade, please contact us in advance to ensure someone is available to go through them with you.


Titles We're Looking For:

  • Lucifer's Hammer - J. Pournelle / L. Niven
  • The Last Canadian - William C. Heine
  • Crescent City - Sarah J. Maas
  • The Five Regrets of the Dying - Bronnie Ware
  • Gutter Child - Jael Richardson
  • A Promised Land - Barack Obama
  • Becoming - Michelle Obama
  • The Lightkeeper's Daughters - Jean Pendziwol
  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Company Town - Madeline Ashby
  • Up Country - Nelson Demille​
  • Living Homes: Integrated Design & Structure - Thomas J. Elpel
  • The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
  • Silence - Shusaku Endo
  • Flashman and the Tiger - George MacDonald Fraser
  • The Lost City of Z - David Grann
  • The Magicians - Lev Grossman
  • The Hidden Life of Trees - Peter Wohlleben
  • The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
  • Dumplin' - Julie Murphy​


Authors We're Looking For:

  • Tracey West - The Dragon Masters series
  • Ruth Ozeki
  • Julia Quinn (The Bridgerton Books)
  • Louise Penny
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Junji Ito
  • Victoria Aveyard
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Roxane Gay
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Amy LeFeuvre
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Robert Munsch
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Gary Paulsen
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Zadie Smith
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Ruth Ware