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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. 

Q: What is your exact policy for Trades?

A: Used books presented for Credit or Cash (Cash is usually ½ the credit value listed below).
WE take ALL or NONE of the books brought into the store.  Value is given for the lot, based on:

FICTION
            Newer Releases or Hot Authors not already on-hand used.  (1 year or less)
                        Paper backs $1.00 to $2.00 each based on condition
                        Hardbacks $4.00 to $6.00 based on condition and release of soft cover
                        Trade (larger) Paper $2.00 to $3.00 based on condition and release of MM
            Older book releases, but still popular and few if any already on-hand.
                        Hardbacks $1.00 to $1.50 each based on condition
                        Trade Paper $1.00 to $2.50 each based on condition
                        Paperbacks 30₵ to $1.00 each based on condition
                        Paperback Series (Harlequin, Silhouette, Adult Westerns) 10each
                                    Note: There will be exceptions for certain books, based on demand.
NON-FICTION
            1/4 to 1/3 of the selling price for Trade Paper and Hardbacks ($1.00 to $5.00 each)
 
SALE BOOKS -  10₵ to 25₵ each for Paperback or Hardbacks

BOOKS NOT TAKEN Options- Returned to you; Donate to Non-Profit; No value-disposed (see fees). Due to the lack of recycling in the Rogue Valley, the cost of disposing of books has increased significantly.  The fee for disposing is 20₵
 per book.

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.