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Mixed Books

Mixed Hardbacks ($50 per yard/box)
Generally about 85% fiction, 15% non-fiction, these are great when you need books to just look like books. Carefully screened for content and contain no multiple copies.

Law Books

Law Books ($50 per yard/box)
These books give any room a distinctive, scholarly and upscale look. Law reference material may be out of date, older editions.

Vintage Books

Vintage Binding ($175 and up per yard/box)
This style of Books By The Yard will bring extraordinary warmth to your display or bookcase. Each spine may have a different color, texture or style, giving the appearance that you’ve collected these cherished books over a lifetime.

Reference Books

Reference Books ($50 per yard/box)
Primarily encyclopedia volumes, these also provide a faux-antique appearance, but in a larger size. They can be combined with our other styles for variety. Encyclopedias and other reference material may be out of date, older editions.

Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest ($75 per yard/box)
The Reader’s Digest Condensed Books are a series of hardcover anthologies. Each volume contains 3-6 stories which are abridged. These collections can be harder to come by these days since they stopped producing them in 1997. The spines come in a variety of colors and are a great addition to any library or home decor.

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Black Spined Books
Green Spined Books
White Spined Books
Red Spined Books

Made to Order ($75 and up per yard/box)
Examples shown are sorted by color which we can prepare upon request. If you're looking for a specific color, size, style or content, let us know. Contact the Half Price Books Bulk Orders team today for an estimate on a bulk Books By The Yard® order for your home, business, showroom or special project. Learn more in the FAQs below.

Buy in bulk

Because of the differences in sizes of various book formats, it is impossible to estimate the exact number of books per box. Not sure how many books you need? Check out our FAQ section for help.

Books By The Yard® is a fine, economical product for the design trade to make your displays come alive. We service many industries and businesses with this unique product, including Hotel & Hospitality, Interior Designers, Retail Display, Trade Shows, and the Television, Film and Print media.

Minimum order for shipping is 5 boxes/yards. For fewer than 5 boxes/yards, ask in store. Call or stop by your neighborhood HPB retail store to inquire about Books By The Yard and take home a box today. If you have any further questions about bulk sales, including ordering and shipping instructions, please feel free to contact us at BulkSales@hpb.com or call toll free 800-883-2114.

TO START YOUR ORDER, CALL 800-883-2114 OR EMAIL.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ How many books are in a box of Books By The Yard?
- How many books are in a box of Books By The Yard?
Each box of Books By The Yard contains approximately three linear feet of books. Because of the differences in sizes of various book formats, it is impossible to estimate the exact number of books per box. In order to keep the price low and competitive, we are unable to offer any customization of color, size or title. Not only do we screen our books for quality, but also for content in order to avoid offensive content. 

+ How much does one box cost?
- How much does one box cost?
The price for a single box starts at $50 (US) plus tax and shipping (if applicable). Freight charges vary depending on the destination and total weight of your shipment.  

+ How can I tell how many books I need for my space?
- How can I tell how many books I need for my space?
Our rule of thumb is: Measure the amount of display space you would like to decorate with books. Take the number of linear feet and divide by three. This will give you the approximate number of boxes of Books By The Yard that you will need.

+ What does shipping cost for Books By The Yard?
- What does shipping cost for Books By The Yard?
Currently, shipping is $15-20 per box for most minimum orders. Additional services such as residential delivery, liftgate service and advance notification are available for an additional cost. We ship ground freight and we will prepay freight via Roadway or Roadway Express, or you are welcome to make your own shipping arrangements. Our F.O.B. point is Dallas, TX. There is a 5 box minimum per order per shipping address. We do not ship Books By The Yard C.O.D. due to transportation and labor cost considerations, we will only ship Books By The Yard within the Continental United States. 

+ When will you process my Books By The Yard order?
- When will you process my Books By The Yard order?
In most cases, we are able to ship orders within one to two business days. If you have questions about your order, please call our toll free Customer Care line at 800-883-2114. 

+ What types of books are in a box of Books By The Yard?
- What types of books are in a box of Books By The Yard?
Categories of books available are: Mixed Hardbacks, Reader's Digest, Law Books, Reference Books, Vintage Binding, and Made to Order. Reference are mostly encyclopedia volumes, mostly taller in format, these will be in dark and neutral colors, like brown, black and burgundy. These provide a nice "faux antique" look and give a variety in sight lines. Mixed Books are a more contemporary look, mostly fiction. We do screen these for content as well as quality. The sizes and heights will vary, these are usually smaller than the Reference or Law Books. Law books create the ambiance of a legal office, not unlike the lawyer's offices seen on TV. They are very conservative looking, mostly made from "Federal Register" law books, along with other books in the neutral colors.

+ Can I order if I'm not a business or interior design professional?
- Can I order if I'm not a business or interior design professional?
Yes, Books By The Yard is available to all individuals across the Continental United States.

+ What does Books By The Yard® "Made to Order" mean?
- What does Books By The Yard® "Made to Order" mean?
If you don't see what you're looking for in our category selections, we can customize an order just for your decorating or display needs. If you're seeking color-sorted books (e.g. all Black, Red, Blue, White, etc.), a collection of books on a specific topic (e.g. Architecture, Fashion, Mystery) all paperback books ideal for re-purposing, or if you'd like your books hand-wrapped. Call or email and let us know what you have in mind and we'll prepare an estimate for your bespoke or "Made to Order" Books By The Yard®.

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