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CommunityVotes - Grey County

• Platinum in the Book Stores category

• Bronze in the Jewellers and Jewellery Stores category

• Gold in the Rare and Used Books category"

!! Thank you!

Trade Policy

Books brought in can be either donated or traded for a store credit.

If Traded In: Hardcovers are counted at $3 each, Harlequins older than 1 years: counted at $1 each, Paperback and Mass Paperback it's the lowest cover price, and then 15% of the amount totalled.

How that works is like this:

  • a paperback, cover price $17.99, 15% of that is $2.6985. That would give you a credit of $2.75 towards in store books.

  • a hardcover book, $49.99. Hardcovers here are only valued as $3.00. 15% of $3.00 is $0.45. So that would give you $0.50 towards in store books

  • Harlequin book from 2019, only valued at $1.00. 15% of $1 is $0.15. That's $0.25 towards in store books.

  • a paperback / hardcover / mass paperback has the original price at $20.00 but there's another price on it that says $8.00. $8 would be the lowest cover price so, 15% of $8.00 is $1.20. You'd have $1.25 towards in store books

What we don’t take:

We only have so much space! So things that don’t sell well, items in rough/poor/wet conditions or that smell of mold/mildew/smoke will not be accepted

Items we don’t take include (but are not limited to) : most magazines, textbooks, reader’s digest condensed books, travel books, computer/software books, encyclopedias, ex-library books, and books purchased here.

Yes, The Bookstore does carry DVDs and CDs. Is there a trade in policy for those? Of course. Bring in 2 DVDs/CDs and take 1 home. Please don't bring in scratched discs as we can't accept them.

We do not accept cassette tapes, VHS, or 8-Track tapes.

In order to ensure that our exchange policy is Covid safe, items brought in are quarantined for 48 hours before being cleaned and added to our bookshelves.

There are several ways to get your books without coming into the store! This also works for any item we carry.

  • Fill out the contact entry form located on our ‘Contact’ page

  • You can send us your book list at info@thebookstore.ca or through Facebook, and we will search the shelves for you!

  • Check out the 'Shop All' for our items. So many books, comics, pictures, knick-knacks, jewelry, crystals, etc! What's on the Shop page is just a small portion of what is in the store. Looking for something specific? Send us a message. It might be here just hasn't been uploaded to the website yet.

  • You can always give us a call while we are open to ask for specific titles or authors! 519-369-2974

  • If you don’t live in Durham, Ontario, we can ship to you! Shipping costs would be paid by the buyer.

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