Blue Vase Book Exchange


  • We literally have TONS (thousands of pounds) of “good” or better quality used books sorted by category and author.  We also have bulk bins of children’s books.
  • Fill a bag from the children’s bulk bins for $10! We provide the bags.
  • Bring your unwanted books with you.  We will give trade credit for each qualifying book you bring to us.  For each 2 qualifying books you bring to us (ones that we feel we can put on our shelves to sell to someone else), we will give you credit for 1 book from our shelves.


Frequently Asked Questions

**Where are you located?
Our building is right off of M-72, about 5 miles off of Grandview Parkway. Our address is 13963 S. Robinson Road, Traverse City, MI 49684

**Are you open everyday?
We are only open one weekend a month. This allows us time to sort through thousands of books and get new titles on our shelves before our next sale! Upcoming sale dates can be found on both our Facebook page and our website.

**Are all books in your store fill a bag for $10?
No, only the kids bulk bin books are fill a bag for $10. All other books, including the children’s books on the shelves, are $1 each.

**Do I have to bring in books to shop?
No! It is not necessary to bring in trade in books.

***What is your Trade in Policy?
Generally, we will accept most books that are in good condition, (that we can put back on our shelves) with some exceptions. Mass-market paperbacks (the smaller uniformed size books) or anything that shows signs of heavy wear.
We will pay CASH or Trade credit for QUALIFYING textbooks! For a full overview of our policy you can look on our website.

***Do you only accept cash?
We accept cash, mastercard, visa, and discover. We are unable to accept checks or American Express at this time.

***Can I donate books?
If you are looking to just get rid of some of the books you are no longer enjoying, we will happily take them off your hands. For large quantities (more than 4-6 boxes) you can make an appointment with us to drop them off during non-sale hours.

***Do you have an inventory of all your books?
Because our sale is constantly growing and changing, we are unable to keep track of every book we have. We have our warehouse broken down into tons of categories to help you find what you’re looking for though!

*Fiction, sorted by first letter of authors last name
*Science fiction
*Childrens/Teen fiction

*Business/Personal Finance
*World/ US History
*Politics/Current Events
*Hobbies- Music, Theater, Collectibles, Cars, Photography, Astronomy, ect.
*Home Improvement, household hints
*Self Help-Relationships, New age, grief counseling, social issues, ect.
*Travel -MI, US, World
*Natural World
*Teaching/Homeschool Aids
*And more!