Literary Souls Trade Policy
The following guidelines will help you understand our trade program:
If you are bringing in books for trade credit, we request that you bring ONLY 2 bags or 1 small box (20-40 books). We do not accept books in garbage bags. Please also make sure they are in bags we can keep. We receive books from customers daily so this allows us to process them in a timely manner.
Trade credit may be used to pay for one-half (1/2) of your used book purchase. The other half (1/2) of the used book purchase price may be paid in cash or credit credit. Trade credit may not be used towards any book marked “CASH ONLY”, or any other items other than used books/puzzles/books on tape. Credit accounts may not be “cashed out” at any time, and will expire after three (3) years of inactivity. We will keep a record in the store of your credit and transactions. Upon request we will give you a receipt for books brought in.
As of October 1, 2011, we we no longer accept incoming books the last full week of the month (the last week with 7 days in it). This is to allow us to get caught up on previous incoming inventory. Feel free to come in and use any previous credit you have available. If you are new or have no credit, please limit the books you bring in this week to 1 bag or approximately 20 books.
October 22, 2018 – October 27, 2018
November 19, 2018 – November 24, 2018
December 24, 2018 – December 29, 2018
January 21, 2019 – January 26, 2019
CONDITION – Please bring in only books that are in clean, readable condition with covers and spines intact. Books should not smell of cigarette smoke. Heavy underlining/highlighting is not acceptable. Moldy or torn books, spiders, bugs, pet hair and dirt are not very inviting, and we ask that you sort these out before bringing them in. If left at our store, these books will be automatically donated to the recycling bin.
A good rule of thumb: don’t bring us books you wouldn’t want to buy.
We issue trade credit based on the current demand, book condition, age of book,
and store inventory of a book. Books that are in clean, readable condition with covers and spines intact, and without any markdown stickers from WalMart, Kmart, etc. will receive 25% of the original price of the book as trade credit.
Generally we offer half of what we sell the book for as store trade credit. Books with yard sale or thrift store stickers, prices or markings will be credited $.25-$1.00 depending on condition, etc.
Trade paperbacks will be given trade credit based on demand, condition, etc. Typically, you will receive approximately $1-$4 for trade paperbacks.
HARDCOVER FICTION BOOKS
We give $2-$3 trade credit for hardcover fiction books unless released in the last 6 months. New releases will be given 10% of the original price as trade credit.
BOOKS CLUB EDITIONS
We will give trade credit of $.50 for book club edition books.
ROMANCE SERIES (HARLEQUIN/SILHOUETTE, etc)
$.25 trade credit unless more than a year old then $.10 trade credit each.
HOW TRADE CREDIT WORKS
When you bring books to us we will give you store trade credit for them based on:
Lowest price marked (if they have markdown stickers from WalMart, Target, Costco, etc this will be the price we give a percentage of. If books have yard sale or thrift store stickers or markings you will get a percentage of that price.)
Generally we offer half of what we sell the book for newer books in great condition and $.25-$1.50 for others depending on the above. We have a liberal acceptance policy; we pass along books that we cannot use to:
KMC Gift Shop Auxilary
The Cancer Center
Kootenai Humane Society
Trade credit may be used for 50% of each purchase. The other 50% can be paid by cash or credit card.
If your trade credit balance is $20 and your purchase is $10 you may use $5 of your credit with the remaining $5 to be paid by cash or credit card which will leave you a credit balance of $15.
Think of your trade credit like a perpetual 50% off coupon which you can use until you run out of trade credit.
Literary Souls Used Books
3122 W Seltice Way Ste B, Post Falls, ID | (208) 457-0494