Used Book Program
We offer store credit for used books which meet the following conditions:
* Good to excellent condition (binding is not destroyed, pages are not ripped or marked up, front and back covers are present and not torn or ripped, pages are not weathered or discolored from age or other factors).
* Non-fiction reference or textbook style books are published recently enough to still contain relevant content and are not out of date, thus generally having been published in the last 5 years.
We reserve the right to refuse to take any book which we do not believe will sell to our clientele or any book on a subject matter that we deem to have enough of already on the shelves. We reserve the right to refuse to take any book for any reason and without having to provide a reason.
We will not apply in-store credit for books left on our doorstep outside of operating hours with a note left on the books. Used books must be brought in during store hours to be considered for in-store credit.
We will not negotiate the amount of in-store credit we will offer. As a starting point, for books in good to excellent condition, we will offer 25% of the value of the book if it were sold as new at the suggested retail/publisher price. For example, if a book has a suggested publisher/retail price of $10.00, you will most likely be given $2.50 of in-store credit for the used book. If you do not approve of the in-store credit offer made to you by the bookstore, you may choose to leave with your books. We will NOT pay cash for books. We will still accept donations of used books meeting the conditions outlined above if you are moving and do not desire to be given store credit for your used books. In-store credit cannot be transferred to other individuals. In-store credit cannot be used to purchase gift certificates or used towards the cost of events, workshops, or camps. In-store credit cannot be used to pay for a special order.
In-store credit can be applied to cover the full cost of a used book purchase and to cover up to half the cost of a new book purchase. For example, if you have $5.00 in store credit, and you purchase a $7.00 new book, $3.50 of your store credit will be applied towards the purchase. If you have a $5.00 store credit, and purchase $6.00 in used books, the entire store credit will be applied, leaving you with $1.00, plus taxes, to pay for your purchase. If you are purchasing $7.00 in new books and $5.00 in used books, and have a store credit of $10.00, $5.00 of your store credit will be applied to cover your used books and $3.50 will be applied towards the new books, leaving you to pay $3.50 plus taxes and with a $1.50 store credit for a future purchase.