Buying Second-hand instore

We do not sell second-hand online. In our experience, customers like to inspect the condition of the books in our store before buying .

We are unable to check the shops for secondhand in our “online chat” as we are based in our office/warehouse and do not have access to current stock levels . Please contact our shops directly on (Find Our Stores)

Senior Cycle:

Many of the popular Irish, Maths and option subjects should be available second-hand in Summer 2022. There are some that must be bought new, such as Poetry Books, revised editions due to curriculum changes etc.

Junior Cycle:

The phasing in of the new Junior Cycle has meant new editions in every subject over the last 4 years.

Some subjects such as Maths, English, Business, History, and Geography are expected to be available secondhand this year.

Selling Your Old Books to High Street Books

We buy used schoolbooks, novels, plays and revision books in both High Street Books shops (South Douglas Road & Wilton) between June and September.

Please call to see us instore so that a member of staff can sort through your old books.

Before your visit, please be advised that we cannot buy the following:

  • Most Junior Cert Text Books   (1st Year students are now doing the Junior Cycle)
  • Workbooks which have been written into.
  • Exam Papers
  • Novels and Plays with a lot of highlighting /pen marks.
  • Dictionaries
  • Year specific books (Eg, Poetry books for LC 2022 )