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What is our Privacy Policy?
What is our Return Policy?
What does the book's description mean?
Do we offer scans or pictures of books?
What are our hours? Are we open to the public?
What are our pricing policies? Discounts?


Privacy Policy

We'll never sell or share any of your information with anyone else.


Return Policy

We guarantee your satisfaction with your order. If you wish to return a book for any reason, we only ask that you contact us within 10 days of receipt to arrange a Return Authorization, either by email or by calling us at 1-866-384-0612.



We use the following general grades to describe our books:

  • As New (AN) - book is unread, in the same condition as a new title.
  • Fine - essentially flawless, with any minor chipping noted.
  • Very Good (VG) - A book listed as Very Good does show some signs of wear, but should have no structural damage at all, and should have any defects noted.
  • Good (G) - An average used or worn book, with all leaves or pages present and any defects noted.
  • Fair - All pages should be present, but book will show considerable wear and use.
  • Reader Copy/Poor - all pages are present, although not necessarily attached, and as such still has value to a reader, but may otherwise be very heavily worn, and may have structural flaws, loose hinges or pages, or other problems.

Most of our listings contain a binding first, such as Hardcover, Softcover, or Paperback, followed by the general grade, and, if a dust jacket is present, the grade for the dust jacket, as "Hardcover, Very Good, Dust Jacket Very Good," or sometimes "Hardcover, VG/VG."

For hardcover books, we use Boards to denote the outer cover of the book. For softcover and paperback books, we use Wraps to denote the outer cover.

We use "xlib with usual xlib distinctions" to denote a book that has been retired from a library collection, and has common library markings, including stamps, pockets, bar codes, and the like. Many are marked with a "withdrawn" or "discarded" stamp.

We use "BCE" to note a Book Club Edition, and have tried to note other edition and print state information where possible.

The Front Fly and Back Fly are blank pages, usually of a different color, at the very front or back of a book. Many libraries remove one or both of these blank pages when removing a book from inventory.

If you would like further explanation of a book's description, just let us know by email, or call us toll free at 1-866-384-0612.



We don't currently offer scans of our titles, but we do hope to add that service in the near future. In the meantime, we do guarantee your satisfaction with your purchase.



We're generally available by phone between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, although you're welcome to try us at your convenience.

We currently only offer Mail Order service, and as such are not open to the public.



Our prices are firm. We pay retail when buying from other dealers, and we ask that other dealers do the same for us.

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