Tattered Pages Used Books

"Where reading is a family tradition!"

What's the scoop on one of the best used bookstore in the Capital District as seen in the Best of the Capital District Poll 2016 in the Times Union?                                                                    

    Tattered Pages Used Books opened in October,

2006 as Tea & Tattered Pages.The store continued to

grow and changed to our current store, Tattered

Pages Used Books, June, 2008 with the purchase of

the store by Barbara & Larry Boord. Patricia

Eldridge, has been the manager since 2007 and became the owner of the shop on June 1, 2013.

Offering new & previously owned books at a savings of

20-60% off the original publishers' price...Tattered

Pages offers a unique shopping & reading opportunity

while recycling used books to new owners! Patricia

Eldridge (Trish) who spent the early years of her life

as an elementary school teacher and Catholic School

Principal has been our store manager since 2007 and is

ready to help you with any of your needs from

suggestions for children's books to adult. Come be

officially greeted by our adorable greeter dog Seamus. 

   With 19,000 titles to choose from, our inventory

comes from our customers as part of our unique "trade

credit" program! Bring in no more than 6 clean, odorfree books for

consideration. Hardcovers should have their dustjacket if it came

with one. This is how it works: 10% of the original publisher's

price of the book brought in for consideration is placed in a

computer account for the customer, in their name,  until the time

of purchase. The credits earned are used at the time of purchase

to take an additional 20% off the price of books purchased.  

We also offer our customers the ability to reserve

books and we notify them as soon as the book enters

the store inventory!   If we do not have a title, we will gladly order the book for you, and you will never pay full price!                               

 **We ask that no more than 6 books come in for

trade at one time. Books should be clean, free of

dust, dirt,& odor (no cigarette odor or mustiness)

Hardcovers must have their jacket and paperbacks

must have both front and back cover. We cannot take

everything...but we will do our best to make a great