Second Read Books
We make every attempt to describe the condition of pre-owned books as accurately as possible. We will use clear pictures on the site to ensure a good view of the book's condition. If you would like more information, send a question or ask for additional pictures.
In store, we accept books for store credit or cash. We value the trade-ins based on factors such as condition of the book, popularity of the title, author, or topic, current inventory, and market value. We are selective! We will not accept every book that is offered. And, you are under no obligation to accept our trade-in/cash offer. This ensures that we maintain a good inventory of quality used books and you feel that your receive good value for your trade-in.
We use the quality rating system below to rate our books. A received book can be expected to have the quality rating described or better.
New---A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.
Like New----A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
Very Good---A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
Good----A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
Acceptable-----A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
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