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The Smart Way to Sell Your Books BBI Vendor Service

Become a BBI Vendor Today

Let us sell your books for you through our worldwide marketplaces! We do all of the work. Join thousands of BBI vendors who trust us to take the worry and hassle out of professional online selling.

Our unique vendor service is easy to use and free to join. We’ll store the books, price them competitively and present them for sale to literally millions of potential customers.


Just 3 simple steps for you:

  1. 1. Make an appointment to show us your books (times are usually between 11am and 5pm - Monday to Friday).

  2. 2. Bring your books in for us to catalogue; feel free to browse our shop or relax in The Full Stop Café. If you have a large quantity of books we can arrange to have them collected and brought to us.

  3. 3. Sign your vendor contract and take away the unique agreement number we give you.

And we do the rest!

  • We’ll catalogue the books on our database under your agreement number.

  • We’ll make the books available for sale on our own website and many other major marketplaces including Amazon, eBay, Abe and Alibris, while trading on our fantastic five-star rating.

  • We’ll pick, pack and ship the books when customers order them.

  • We’ll update your account with the book sales.

  • We’ll provide your account balance when you call, email or visit.

When you make an appointment it is useful to know:

  • The types of books you are bringing, including binding and topic. Such as: paperback fiction or hardback art books, encyclopaedias etc.

  • The proportion of books that have an ISBN as opposed to those published before ISBNs were introduced

  • The approximate number of books or boxes of books.

We may be able to arrange to have them collected if you are local or have a large collection. Please email us to see if we can help.

We can receive anything from 1 to 100,000 books. (And even more but then we’d need to discuss a fleet of lorries).

We look forward to meeting you and your books!


How it works ....

We sell books on your behalf and pay a generous percentage of the Net Proceeds after the sale, this is the purchase price.

The percentage is calculated as follows: 50/50% split on the Net Proceeds if the sale completes in the first 3 months from cataloguing, then your percentage reduces 2% each month thereafter.

We’ll always consider the books you bring us. Not all of them will be suitable for selling online under your vendor agreement. This will be decided by our experienced team and software taking into account availability, popularity on the web, market value and condition. Books that are accepted upon sight could still be rejected during the cataloguing process and will be treated as a donation.

Books rejected may include (but are not limited to): low value, mass market books such as common fiction; out of date texts like teaching and study books, encyclopedias, dictionaries and bibles; exhibition catalogues, magazines and pamphlets.

We reserve the right to refuse books that are badly damaged, damp, mouldy or unclean. Only those in very poor condition will be responsibly recycled.

Ownership of the books passes to us and books cannot be withdrawn from the vendor contract once they have been catalogued and stored in the warehouse, even if they do not sell.

If you have any queries please contact us here.

What happens to books that are not listed under your agreement?

We will do our best to find them a new loving home. Our retail shop is a fantastic way to save books that we can’t facilitate in our busy warehouse. They could sail the seven seas in a shipping container destined to a country that would benefit from more literacy. Or they may even end up in show business on a film set or theatre stage.

The Rooms Festival image credit Max McClure and books on stage at the Old Vic Theatre London for “The Master Builder”



Unit 1 Hallatrow Business Park, White Cross, Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS39 6EX, United Kingdom

Shop / Vendors - 01761-451-333
Orders / Customer Care / Admin - 01761-451-777

Opening Times 

Mondays to Saturdays 10 - 6
Café 10 - 5 with hot food 10 - 4.

Sundays 11 - 5
Café 11 - 4 with hot food 11 - 3

Bank Holidays 11 - 5
Café 11 - 4 with hot food 11 - 3

We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday


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