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  • What is the process for turning in books for store credit?
    We ask that you bring your books in sturdy boxes or bins that do not need to be returned as we do not have the space in the store to keep boxes or bins for you to take back. If you have a small number of books that fit neatly into a grocery or gift bag, that is acceptable also. We just ask that the books are contained and can be marked with your name and date. When you bring your books in you will be asked to fill out a customer intake form and we will mark your boxes/bins/bags with your name and the date. Customer intake forms will be used to create a customer account if you don't already have one. You will be able to provided a general description of your drop-off that day and indicate what you want done with any books not meeting store credit can donate them or take them back. Depending on how busy the day is, small lots may be processed while you wait. Larger lots will be processed within 48 hours, but most will be same-day. We will do our best to let you know if we anticipate it taking longer than 48 hours.
  • How soon will I get my store credit for general used books?
    As we open we anticipate a large influx of books and will not be able to guarantee a timeframe on processing your books. We promise that we WILL have all books processed before the Grand Opening for any customers seeking store credit. After opening, we should be able to process your lots the same day depending on the number of books. Small lots of 15 books or less can be processed while you wait depending on how busy the day is. We promise to do everything we can to process books and have your store credit ready in a timely fashion.
  • How much can I expect to get per book?
    There is no simple per-book value we can offer here. We have a scanning system that will value each book depending on roughly 15 different criteria. From age, condition, popularity, edition, genre, and so on, each book is valued individually. If you really need a ballpark, you can guess 30-50% of the current going rate for a book. What you are really getting by trading-in is the guarantee of credit to a store with a continously rotating stock of wonderful books....AND not taking the time to list, wait, and ship your books through a site like Amazon or eBay. Plus, you get to see our smiling faces and have a cup of coffee while you hunt out what you want to use your credit on. Win win for everyone!
  • How soon will I get an offer on my rare, antique, or collectible book(s)?"
    This will depend entirely on Jim's availability and the log of books ahead of you. Every rare and specialty book has a unique value and a large number of factors that play into its value. Some require additional research and valuation that takes time. We anticipate same-day to 48-hour service for offers on these kinds of books. Please be aware that this is only an estimate and bringing a book in on a Saturday will likely take longer than bringing it in on a Tuesday. We highly recommend scheduling an appointment to bring in your valuable book(s) if you are wanting a quick turn around on an offer.
  • Are there any books you do NOT accept?
    We reserve the right to refuse any book for any reason. However, in general, we accept ALL books that are in good to new condition and will bring joy to the readers of Enid. It should go without saying that books that are torn, dirty, have water or food damage, smell like cigarette smoke, or smell like animals will be refused without hesitation. We also will not take any books that we feel fall in the category of pornography.
  • Will you take "banned" books?"
    YES!! We firmly believe that ALL books have a place in the world. Books either grow your mind with wonder and imagination and knowledge or they grow your heart with understanding and social awareness. History repeats itself and those that don't learn history are doomed to repeat the worst of it. Erasing the potential educational and literary value of any writing of any kind from any time period is not something we support. One of the many goals of our store is to preserve the history of literature and the world for future generations. If they can't read about the times in the words of the time, how will they ever truly understand what has been learned? There is no progress if you don't know where the starting point was.
  • Is there a benefit to donating over trading in?
    In Donating is best for those clearing out a lot of books and who are unlikely to be purchasing more to fill the space. For example, those that are clearing the home or estate of a loved one that has gone into a long-term care facility or has passed away. If you are more interested in getting books into the hands of the community, especially low-income households, teachers' classroom libraries, and homeschool bookcases, then donation is for you.
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