Frequently Asked Questions!
Q: Do you guys buy books?
A: Yes, we do! We generally base our buying decisions on what we think we have the ability to sell.
Q: What do you look for?
A: The first thing we look at is condition. Generally that means no broken spines, no water damage, no pages missing, staining, etc. Then we look at the book itself. Typically, we tend to take paperbacks over hardcovers and fiction over nonfiction. For us to buy hardcovers back from you, they have to be recently released- within the last four months is our rule of thumb. We also are always looking for large print books, so if you have any of those lying around we'd love to see them!
Q: Is there always a book buyer on duty?
A: Yes, of course! One of us is always here to take a look at your books. The best time is around 1 or 2 o'clock in the afternoon when things have slowed down a bit, and we do ask that if you have anything more than a grocery sack full that you come before 4 pm.
Q: Do I have to stay with my books?
A: We do ask that you stay in the store while we sort through them- we are usually very quick and efficient, and you are welcome to browse around the store.
Q: Do you get store credit for the books or cash?
A: You can get store credit or cash. For credit, we generally give you a third of what we will sell the book for, except for mass market fiction and young adult (which is half of what we sell them for). You can also get cash, and for a cash deal you get half of the credit.
Q: Are you a donation site?
A: No, we are not.
Q: Can you order a book for me?
A: Yes, we can. We order every day, and most times it only takes 1-2 business days for your books to arrive. Special orders can take slightly longer.
Q: Can I get a discount?
A: You can get a discount on any book by ordering on our website, Oregonbooks.com. We do not charge shipping for delivery to our store, and it takes the same amount of time as if we were to order it for you in the store.