We are located in Southern California.
Our mailing address is: PO 40645 Pasadnea CA 91114
We have closed our Pasadena location.
Contact us by Telephone: (626)797-4756 or Email: [email protected]
Remainder books are new books that a publisher sells-off in volume to reduce excess inventory. Sometimes the publisher prints too many copies, in other cases bookstores purchased too many copies and return them to the publisher for credit. The books, therefore, have been handled but are still in excellent condition. Publishers may place a mark on the edge of the book to identify it as a remainder book. This ensures the book will never again get returned to the publisher for credit. In most cases the mark is a small line or dot. Remainder books are free of textual markings and have unbroken bindings. Most of our remainder books look as good as our new copies.
Here are some answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by our valued customers.
BOOK CONDITION: Most of our used books are in good or very good condition. The vast majority of our used books are free of textual markings (apart from the occasional owner's signature) and have tight bindings. Used books may have any of the following: Shelf wear, dings, slight fading, and/or minimal textual notes. All of our bindings are in good (or better) shape. Sometimes used books have textual marks inside the book, but we generally do not catalog a book that has more than a few pages of the text marked unless it is a key text for religious studies.
Here are the book condition guidelines we follow:
LIKE NEW: An unread copy. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and unmarked by notes or folds of any kind.
REMAINDER: An apparently unread copy in very good condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are unmarked by notes. It may have a small mark on the underside or a very slight cosmetic blemish.
VERY GOOD: A copy that has been read, but remains in very good condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, might have previous owners signature. The spine remains undamaged. The dust cover is often in a Brodart.
GOOD: A copy that has been read. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. A dust cover might be missing. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting (normally less than 5%), and the copy can include "From the library of" labels or owner's signature inside the cover.
FAIR: A reading copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes do not obscure the text. We do not knowingly list books such as these online.
QUESTIONS ABOUT A SPECIFIC BOOK: If you have a question about whether a book is in "good" or "very good" condition, please assume it is just "good." About 90% of the books we list are "very good" or better. We regret that our volume of sales and limited staff do not make it possible for us to give detailed descriptons of each one. We do not answer emails requesting more detailed information on book condition unless the book price is over $50. We believe our feedback speaks for itself.
QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOK TITLE/EDITION/VOLUME: Online booksellers are at the mercy of various online venues (such as Amazon and eBay) for providing title information on books. If you have questions regarding the edition or volume that we have listed, please cut and the paste the ISBN we have listed into some of the many online book search engines such as Amazon, ABEBooks, Alibris, or Amazon to get complete book information. You can find out extensive title information using the ISBN of a book quicker than it will take you to inquire and wait for a response from most online booksellers.
DOMESTIC DELIVERY TIMES: Whenever possible, we ship U.S. Priority Mail for fast delivery. Most U.S. bookstores ship domestic orders via Media Mail for standard shipping. This is the absolute slowest and cheapest form of shipping offered by the United States Postal Service. Standard shipping can take up to four weeks to arrive. If you live anywhere east of the Mississippi River, your book will take at least two weeks to arrive from California. We cannot track media mail orders. We can only confirm that is was postmarked. We will not take any action regarding a book shipped via standard shipping until four full weeks have passed. Please be patient. We ship all orders within 2 business days.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY TIMES: Whenever possible, we ship overseas packages by Global Priority for fast delivery. All packages shipped surface mail can take up to two full months to arrive. Packages shipped via air mail (or expedited) can take take a few days longer than the advertised time due to customs. We have had several expedited packages arrive later than advertsied times because of new and stricter customs procedures. Please be patient. We ship all orders within 2 business days
COMBINED SHIPPING: Combine orders based on weight rather than the number of books, this saves you money.
CANADIAN SHIPPING: Most Canadian orders are sent via Global Priority. This is the most efficient way to ship books to Canada.
PRICING: We do not bargain over our prices. We believe our prices are quite competitive for the quality of merchandise and service we offer.
GENERAL BOOK INFORMATION: If you have questions about general information regarding a book, such as the color, size, number of pages, date of publication, or other information please know this information can be easily found on a number of online book sites. If you have concerns about the category in which a book is listed, please understand booksellers have no control over where online sites categorize books. Please voice your category concerns to the online venues, not the booksellers.