Dog Eared Books

Dog Eared Books

52 C Old Hampton Lane

 Fridays and Saturdays 11 AM – 5 PM


Upcoming Events:

Oct 2024
05 October 2024

Author Event – John Adam Wasowicz

This October, we have the opportunity to host John Adam Wasowiz again. John is the author of seven books in the Old Town Mysteries series, including Spite House, his latest. […]

Locally-owned used bookstore in downtown Hampton

Popular, gently-used books for all ages.

Shop our board books, picture books, children’s chapter books, middle-grade readers, young adult, popular fiction and non-fiction. All books are priced at least half-off the publisher’s cover price. Trade-ins accepted for store credit.

**we are currently limiting trade-ins to 15 books per visit.

Dog Eared Books is located in a quiet courtyard in downtown Hampton, steps away from the Hampton History Museum, and the Virginia Air and Space Museum. Street parking is available and free garage parking across the street. There are a variety of delicious local restaurants to eat and drink nearby.

Trade-in Policies

We gladly accept books in good condition with popular content:

  • children’s books, and young readers
  • young adult
  • mystery, thriller, and horror
  • fantasy, and sci-fi
  • classics
  • general fiction
  • non-fiction

We are always adding to our inventory and would love to consider your trade-ins. You can earn store credit toward our used book inventory, up to 20% of the printed publisher’s price. We do not buy (provide cash) for books.

Due to the small size of our store, we may not be able to accommodate large lots of books. Currently, we are accepting no more than 15 books per visit.

We do not accept:

  • books in poor condition: mold, odor, underlining, writing, highlighting
  • encyclopedias, college textbooks, travel guides, and other similar books that have been made obsolete or out of date since publication
  • hardback books without the dust jacket
  • withdrawn library books
  • Reader’s Digest condensed
  • magazines

We do not accept “donations.” We appreciate the thought, but we are not a thrift store. We try to provide a curated collection of books in good condition with content desired by our patrons.It is not possible for us to accept every book that needs a home, and it is the book-lover’s responsibility to re-home books we choose not add to our inventory. Books we do not accept as store inventory cannot be left on the premises.

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Get In Touch

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You can reach us by email, instagram, facebook messenger, or contact form. Even better, stop by and say hello!