Jason Meyer and Daryl Butcher founded Thrift Books in July 2003. The two started their venture with a commitment to provide quality used books at the best prices anywhere. Just two months after founding the company the first book was purchased and shipped: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White for $0.75.
hrift Books has emerged from its modest beginnings in a storage unit to become one of the nation’s largest online used booksellers with a growing international presence. Now based in Auburn, Washington, Thrift Books has distribution facilities in four states and over 170 employees. It carries nearly three million books in stock at any given time and processes an additional 60,000 books each day.
The Thrift Books family has grown to include Green Earth Books, Motor City Books, and the Atlanta Book Company. In addition to offering used books, Thrift Books now sells music, movies, and games. A national presence and anticipated future growth will ensure a continually growing selection of book and media titles and even faster shipping to Thrift Books’ customers.
Innovation in processing and selling used books has allowed for Thrift Books to provide the internet’s best prices without sacrificing our commitment to providing quality used books. Its entire process of selling books was developed internally using the latest technology and supply methods.