Book Buying and Store Credit Policies
When Do We Buy Books?
If you have a small collection of books to sell (~30 or less) you can bring them in any time from 11-6 Tuesday-Friday.
What Types of Books Do We Buy?
Because we're a small store we have to be very selective about the books we carry. We look for gently-used titles and our areas of greatest interest are Literary Fiction, Science, Psychology, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Cultural Studies, but we will happily look through any collection! We prefer full-sized paperbacks to hardcovers or mass-markets and rarely buy textbooks or old/antiquarian copies.
What Do We Offer for Books?
The amount of store credit or cash that we offer is based on book condition, current inventory, title demand, and store sell price. On average, we offer customers 33% of our predicted selling price in store credit (around $2-$4 per book for adult titles) or 25% of our predicted selling price in cash (around $1-$3 per book for adult titles).
How Does Store Credit Work?
Store credit can be put towards 100% of used book purchases and 50% of new book purchases.
For example: Let's say you have $15 in store credit.
1. If you purchase ONLY used books for a total of $15, you won't pay anything out of pocket. At the end of the transaction your store credit will be completely used up!
2. If you purchase ONLY new books for a total of $15, your store credit will cover $7.50 and the other $7.50 will need to be paid out of pocket (cash or card). At the end of the transaction you will still have $7.50 in store credit to use towards your next purchase!
3. If you purchase ONLY new books for a total of $30, your store credit will cover $15 and the other $15 will need to be paid out of pocket (cash or card). At the end of the transaction all your store credit will be used up!
4. If you purchase a $15 new book AND a $5 used book, your store credit will cover the entire $5 for the used book and $7.50 of the new book. The remaining $7.50 for the new book will need to be paid out of pocket (cash or card). At the end of the transaction you will still have $2.50 in store credit to use towards your next purchase!
Can You Use Store Credit for Online Orders?
Yes! Store Credit can be applied to online orders at the same rates as described above. However, we do not upload your customer information to our website so you won't be able to apply the store credit yourself. Instead, please include a comment with your order that tells us "I have store credit I would like applied to this order under the name of [your name here]". Once the order is submitted and processed we'll apply your store credit and reduce/refund the charge as necessary.
If you have any questions about our policies please call us at 919-908-8368!
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