Store Credit FAQ

 

CAN I DONATE BOOKS FOR STORE CREDIT?

Yes! Accepting books for store credit helps to keep our inventory fresh. We also love to know which books you liked, in order to be able to recommend them to other readers.

 

WHAT KINDS OF BOOKS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We accept everything. We are especially looking for fiction (contemporary and classic), children's books, teen books, religious books, foreign language books (especially Spanish) and history/biographies. 

The owner may refuse specific books if the condition is poor. We do not accept magazines or VHS tapes.

 

HOW MANY BOOKS CAN I BRING IN?

Due to time and resources, please limit your delivery to two medium sized boxes a week, in store. In order to speed up the process, we may give you store credit by the box, so you can use it immediately. If you have more books to bring in, please call ahead for an appointment to drop off books either at our stores or in our warehouse.

You may have a maximum of $500 in store credit on your customer profile.

 

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Appointments are currently not necessary for small donations. The best days for delivery are Thursdays and Fridays.

 

DO YOU PAY CASH FOR BOOKS?

Very rarely cash is paid for books. These are usually high quality books, in excellent condition, paid for by the box or bought in bulk. We will pay for estate lots. To arrange pick-up of an estate, please call ahead, giving us a minimum of 48 hours to schedule to good time. 

HOW DOES YOUR STORE CREDIT WORK?

To receive store credit a profile is created in the bookstore system. Profiles can be by individual or family. When scanned in, the credit applied will be approximately 30-40% of the store price, depending on the condition of the book. The store price is based on a percentage of the publication price, condition, and demand for that particular book.  

When you purchase books from the store, the store credit will cover 50% of the cost of the book. For example, a book costs $5. Store credit covers $2.50, you pay $2.50, plus tax, until your store credit runs out.

Store credit cannot be used on gift shop items, consignment books, or special order books.

 

I DON'T WANT STORE CREDIT. WILL YOU JUST TAKE MY BOOKS?

Yes. Thank you so much for your donation, and for supporting a local business. Because of donations, we are often able to pay it forward by supporting local classrooms, school libraries, prison/jail libraries, and other non-profits.

 

CAN I DONATE MY STORE CREDIT TO SOMEONE ELSE?

Once assigned, store credit cannot be given to someone else. However, if you notify us ahead of time that you would like the store credit donated to someone else, that is a possibility. If you have someone in mind, that is fine, otherwise, there are several teachers who use HideAway Books to stock their classroom libraries who would love a store credit donation!