Our parent company, Book Depot, has been offering customers amazing deals on new books since they began selling online in 1997. Our product is purchased from many different publishers at amazing prices and we pass along these savings by selling them to our customers at deeply discounted prices. We offer two types of products:
Bargain books are excess inventory and store returns that we purchased directly from various publishers. We purchased these books for amazing prices and we pass along these savings to our customers by selling them for up to 90% off publisher’s list price. These books are new and in good reading condition and will, in most cases, have a small dot or line on the edge of the book to signify it is a discounted title.
In addition, since our books are excess inventory from publishers, there may be very minor wear, tear or bends to the book and this can be expected since some items may have been handled a few times before arriving to us. However, the majority of our books are in good reading condition.
In rare cases the actual cover for a book might not match the one in the display picture, but we can assure you these are still top quality books and the content will still be the same as described.
Specialty Products are books and related items that don’t fall within our regular bargain pricing model but still offer excellent value. These items are not purchased as “excess inventory” from publishers but instead represent purchases made at a higher price point. As such they will have no line or dot on the book edge, are guaranteed to be in excellent condition and are typically discounted 10% to 65% off the suggested retail price.
When you shop on Book Outlet, not only do you save up to 90% off brand new books, you're also covered by our Cover To Cover Guarantee.
As a company of passionate readers, we stand behind our products and can guarantee that our books are in good reading condition. Should you receive a book in a condition that's unreadable due to damage or defect, please reach out to our Customer Experience team within 30 days of receiving your order and we guarantee we will make it right.
If you do receive a book with a sticker, here are some tips and tricks that we have found useful for removing them:
- Pencil Eraser: Use a pencil eraser to remove any leftover sticky residue.
- Nail Polish Remover: Put some non-acetone nail polish remover on a cotton ball. Blot it onto the residue, and then wipe the residue off.
- Goo Gone: Apply Goo Gone directly to the sticker and then wipe residue off.
*Disclaimer: As every book is different, try these tips at your own risk. It is also recommended that you test these tips on an inconspicuous area first.
If you require further assistance, please create a Service Inquiry and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.