Is It the Final Chapter for Got Books, Parent Company of Used Book Superstore?

Got Books collects used books from donation containers located New England, and refurbishes them for sale through the subsidiary company, Used Book Superstore.

Burlington Used Book Superstore - File photo
Burlington Used Book Superstore - File photo
Written by Christopher Gambon 

A Wilmington book donation company that is the parent company for a Burlington used book store will be closing after more than a decade in business. 

Got Books, headquartered at 40 Fordham Road in Wilmington, collects used books from individuals at their home or office and from hundreds of donation containers located throughout New England.

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce confirmed Wednesday that Got Books had gone out of business. 

Got Books President Bob Ticehurst did not return call for comment on Wednesday afternoon. 

Got Books has more than 500 donation containers throughout New England at schools, town halls, retail parking lots and other public locations for free and Got Books pays the container hosts when their donated items are collected.

Letters will soon be sent out to "bin hosts" detailing specifics on how to proceed, including payment on any funds owed to the hosts, according to the Wilmington Chamber. 

Got Books has paid nearly more than one million dollars to fundraising partners, according to their website.

Got Books would sell donated books through their subsidiary company Used Book Superstore, which has a Burlington location at  256 Cambridge St. 

Used Book Superstore has locations in Danvers and Salem, NH.
J. Parker January 16, 2014 at 04:43 PM
It's unfortunate that the "Nook" and other electronic readers have replaced the good ole paper books. It's a sad day when good people try to help others with businesses like "Got Books" has been to go out of business. I worry for Barns & Noble. In my opinion, there is nothing like a good paper book to read and refer back to at your fingertips, right there on your shelf. No searching....And maybe not finding !


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