McKay Used Books

8345 Sudley Road, Manassas Virginia 20109

Do you offer online shopping?

We sell physical gift cards for use in McKay Used Books. As a reminder, we are located only in Manassas, VA. Please visit our Square site to purchase these gift cards. is a great way to do some online shopping as well. You will find new books at this site, priced accordingly by and supplied by Mckay Used Books does receive a commission from sales purchased at our affiliate site: is another option if you are interested in digital audio books. Mckay Used Books does receive a commission from sales purchased at our affiliate site:

How does trade credit work?

McKay Used Books has two types of trade credit:

  1. Unlimited trade, which is issued when you trade in video games (except Skylanders), records, action figures, LEGOs, nerf guns, and Pokemon/magic cards. Unlimited white trade is good for anything in the store
  2. Limited trade, which is issued when you trade in books, movies, CDs, audio books, board games, beanie babies, and comic books. Limited blue trade is good towards the purchase of books (w/o pink stickers), movies, CDs, audio books, board games, beanie babies, and comic books.

I am looking for a specific book or movie – can you tell me if you have it in stock?

We do not have a live inventory, as that is impossible to maintain with 100% accuracy with the turnover and quantity of items we have, often with only one copy per title. We can tell you if it has come in before, and where it was shelved, to assist you in locating it.

We can offer a Book Request for up to three titles. If that title does come in within the next 30 days, the system will flag it for us and we will contact you via text or email that it is available. We can hold these items for up to three days.

We can also offer a Book Search for up to three titles of books, movies, or games. Email with the title (and author if known). Please limit requests to three titles once per household per day. Email inquiries are generally answered within 2-3 business days. We will search and email back to let you know if we found it or not. If located, we will place it on hold for you for up to three days, after which point, it will be shelved for sale. If not located, we will reply to let you know and ask if you’d like to submit a Book Request (a.k.a. you are happy to wait for up to 30 days to see if it comes in), or if you’d like to purchase it new from

Please note that due to volume and staffing constraints, we are unable to provide shelf checks for CDs, comic books, preschool books, and audio books.

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Is McKay Used Books hiring right now?

McKay Used Books is without a doubt, a very unique place to work. This is mainly because there is nobody else like us. We are not always hiring, but we are always accepting applications.

Search for us on for any open job positions

OR come by and fill out a printed application for us to keep on file.

Do I need to wear shoes in the store? How about a shirt?

Yes. Pants or skirt are also important for being out in public in our current society. (call your Congress-person for any further inquiries)

Can I bring my service animal into McKay Used Books?

Yes, your service animal is welcome. Pets are not.

Do you offer dealer discounts?

There is no discount for dealers. McKay Used Books is designed for individual consumer use within our community.

Dealers, also known as resellers, may shop after 3pm. The complete list of policies for resellers is here: