Our Passion

As a home of bookworms, my mission is to sprinkle some literary magic into the lives of fellow families.

Welcome to the Secret Society of Books—a place where families can embark on a whimsical journey to curate their very own treasure troves of stories, tailored to fit the ever-changing whims of their young readers.

Vancouver Picture Book Trade-In Program

In a city where space comes at a premium and expenses seem to climb higher than Jack’s beanstalk, we saw an opportunity to create something special. A cozy place where shelves expand as voracious readers grow, where trading in old tales feels like swapping secrets, and where the air buzzes with the joy of shared adventures. It’s a haven where both little ones and their grown-ups can revel in the wonders of storytelling.

As their interests grow, upgrade your child’s reading experience by trading in their old books for credit towards new ones.

Our bookstore offers an exceptional selection of children’s books, and we are always thrilled to accept gently used books in excellent condition from our customers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your child’s library and ignite their love for reading with our trade-in program.

Our standard policies for buying and trading books

We are discerning about the books we accept from the public, favoring those in excellent condition and high demand within our inventory. New books purchased from us are eligible for trade-in if they remain in good and sellable condition.

How to trade your books

Given our mobile nature, please reach out to us via email at: Hello@secretsocietyofbooks.com. 

We’ll schedule a convenient time for you to visit our truck in-person for trade-ins. 

If you simply have books you’d like to part with and do not need trade-in, just drop us an email, and we’ll arrange a pick-up date. We donate books to several places where diverse books are needed for families that don’t have access to books of their very own. If you’d like your books to go to donation, please specify in the email.

Let’s embark on this literary journey together!

What are trade-ins valued at?

If trade-in books are in excellent condition, we are happy to apply a 10% discount on a purchase of a new book at the time of trade-in. If you are trading in multiple books, we will apply an additional 10% for each book up to a maximum of 30% discount on a purchase of a new book at the time of trade-in.