Dallas-based Half Price Books credits the recession for a business boom.
At a time when many retailers are downsizing, Half Price Books is seeing solid sales.
"Our buy back program where we buy back from the public is up eight percent, that's great in this economy," said Kathy Doyle, a vice-president for the company. "Our sales for February, we are up like six-point-five percent for February."
Joel Brandenburg sold thirty dollars worth of books and said, "it's a way to make a little extra cash."
Sandra Loera of Dallas said she is no longer shopping at high priced book stores, "Instead of tossing them out, I can bring the in and get a few dollars for them and then buy another book to read."