How Do You Stock Your Store??
We estimate that about 90% of our existing book stock (and 100% of our incoming stock) has come from local residents. As people who adore the sense of community that exists in McPherson and the surrounding areas, this fact excites us! Our shop runs on community and we don’t take that for granted.
If you are downsizing and it’s time to get rid of some books, donating or selling them to our store is a convenient, ethical, green option and a great way to help support our business without spending a dime!
Due to the time it takes to go through the books that come to us as well as a lack of storage, we ask that you bring no more than 2 boxes of books at any given time.
We also ask that you retrieve your books and/or cash in a timely manner again, due to a lack of storage. Any books and/ or cash still in the store 2 weeks (14 days) after notification about your offer without prior arrangements will be considered abandoned and a donation to the store.
Donations can be dropped off any time during regular business hours. We ask that you please do not leave donations at the front or back door during off hours because it isn’t possible to ensure the books are protected from the elements and could become damaged.
When you bring your books into the store for us to buy, we’ll go through them and determine which books we believe will sell on our shelves. After that, we’ll determine how much we are able to spend on each book and then make you an offer either in cash or book credit. Those who choose the cash option will receive about ½ as much as those who choose the book credit option. We do not sell books on consignment.
The amount of the offer depends on several different factors including condition of the books, and current stock quantity. Because of that reason, it is not possible to offer an accurate estimate beforehand without thoroughly going through the books that you’ve brought in.
Cash vs Book Credit:
When you come in with your books, you will choose between cash or book credit in exchange. Customers who choose the cash option will receive about ½ as much as those who choose the book credit option.
Depending on how busy we are at the store when you come in, and whether or not the buyer is on shift, those who choose the book credit option may receive their credit right away while those who choose the cash option oftentimes have to wait several days before we can get through their books. This is due to the fact that there’s often a line of people and only so much cash available to dispense on any given day.
Selling to our store is just one of many options for offloading your books. It’s important for me to let you know that selling books in this way certainly isn’t a way to make a lot of money. It’s more of a way to get rid of your books in a way that is convenient, ethical, and supportive of a local business. If you are hoping to get some more substantial money for your books, we suggest looking into an online selling platform such as eBay or seeking out a dealer who specializes in fine books.