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BR-BooksB. R. Books Lancaster County PA usedIf you enjoy reading, you will love discovering BR Books of Lancaster!  This hidden gem is an independently owned and family operated used bookstore located in the Foxshire Plaza along Fruitville Pike, just off of Rte 30.

BR Books carries thousands of used paperbacks and hardcover books in all genres.  Their books are in good to B. R. Books Lancaster PAgreat condition, organized, and neatly displayed to make book browsing and selection easier.  They sell paperbacks at 1/2 the cover price, and hardcover books range in price from $2.00 to $10.00.

If you love to read, odds are you have books available for trade-in. Bring them to BR Books and receive store credit!  They offer a generous trade-in program…trade your paperback books for 1/4 the cover price in the form of store credit.

Do you want to become more consistent in your reading habit?  Consider joining with fellow BR bookworms and take the annual BR Books Reading Challenge and read 50 great books during the year.

Come and visit us today. You can never have too many books!

B. R. Books
1933 Fruitville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 581-5887
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Our Hours…

BR Books Owner Gina PollackBR Books is open and looks forward to your visit…

Monday – Friday 10am until 6pm

Saturday 10am until 4pm

Closed Sunday




Our 50 Book Reading Challenge…

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 9.07.17 AMStop by and pick up a copy of this year’s BR Books Reading Challenge! 
Try to read 50 books between January 5 and December 31, 2015. If you can, you’ll be rewarded. All customers who finish the 50 Book Challenge will receive a $5.00 BR Books Gift Certificate and an entry in our Grandprize Drawing to receive a BR books tote bag, BR Books T-shirt (coming in 2015!!), and a BR Books Gift Certificate for $50.
Everyone who reads 25 or more books from the challenge will be entered in a drawing to win a $10 Gift Certificate.

  1. You must be 18 or older to participate.
  2. Print out a copy of the Challenge from our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/B.R.BooksLancaster) or pick up a copy in store.
  3. Keep track of your reading on the form, including title and author of the book for each challenge.
  4. You can complete the challenge in any order.
  5. While we would love for you to read a book purchased at BR Books and bring it back for trade, you may obtain your books from any store, public library, or friends/family.
  6. You must complete the challenge and turn in your list by December 31, 2015.
  7. Have fun!

If you need help with selecting books for the challenge, please feel free to ask us! And please follow along on our blog as we post about our own selections!
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Our Trade-in Policy…

BR Books trade in policyHave a stack a books that you have read and eager to start a new stack?  Consider doing a trade in at BR Books!  Please read the comprehensive policy to understand the trade-in process.

How Do I Trade In Books?
You may bring in your gently used books any day during our business hours up to a half hour before closing.  Please try to limit your books to a reasonable amount. A general guideline would be 1 paper grocery bag or 1 copy paper box.

When you come in, just drop off your books at the counter with the sales associate. Please provide us with your first name so we can label your credit slip – it helps prevent mix-ups during busy times. You can go browse while we figure out your trade.

We will write up a trade credit slip for you. If you have a previous slip from us, please provide it to the sales associate and we will add your previous credit to the total. Please keep track of your credit slip – we do not keep records in the store.

BR Books lancaster county paHow Much Can I Get For My Trades?
We offer you store credit only, not cash.  Credit is calculated at 1/4 the cover price for   gently used paperbacks. Credit for hardcover books and large print books is calculated at 1/2 of what we will sell the book for. Our hardcover books are generally sold at $7.50, $5.00, or $2.00 depending on age, genre, condition, and popularity. Large print books are sold at $6.00.

How Can I Use My Store Credit?
Store Trade Credit can be used for up to 50% of your purchase.

For instance, if you bought 1 paperback for $3.  It would be $1.50 from your credit and $1.50 from cash.

Store credit cannot be used toward the purchase of clearance items or hardcovers marked “Not for Trade”.

Any credit that you have left over carries over to your next visit.

BR Books local used shop lancaster county paWhy Can’t I Use All Of My Store Credit?
If you like BR Books as much as we do, then you’ll want to help us keep our doors open.  In order to do so, you will always have to spend a little; otherwise we wouldn’t be able to stay in business. Sadly, utility companies and our landlord don’t accept books as payment!

Our Quality Commitment
We take great pride in the quality and selection of our books because we know how important that is to you. Chances are that we may not accept some of your books for trade. It’s nothing against you or your books. We love our customers and we love books of all kinds!

It’s more likely that books are not accepted for one of the following reasons:

  • We are overstocked on that title or author.
  • The book is in too poor of a condition for us to resell. See condition guidelines.
  • We are not confident we can resell the book.


BR Books local used shop lancaster county pa staff favoritesUsed Book Condition Guidelines
We will consider any book that is in gently used condition, whether paperback or hardcover, for trade. However, we generally do not accept books with the following issues:

  • Ex-library Books
  • Missing a cover or dust jacket
  • Ripped or torn cover
  • Loose or missing pages
  • Ripped or torn pages
  • Tape on the cover or pages
  • Highlighted or written in
  • Water damage
  • Food or drink spills
  • Dirt, mold or mildew
  • Insect or animal damage
  • Prior bargain purchases that have been cover clipped or “X”d

Sorry, but we do not accept encyclopedias, national geographic, reader’s digest, magazines, or textbooks at this time.

We reserve the right to refuse any book. We do sell used books and welcome you to bring them back.  However, used books are passed through several hands and eventually will become damaged or fall apart.

If we reject a book that is in good condition, we may not have the need for it at this time and welcome you to bring it back another time.  We receive many requests.  Something that we may turn down this month, we may be in need of next month.

Thank you for reading with us,

Your BR Books Team


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