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 at 50% to 90% off. The books we purchase are all new and represent publishers’ excess inventory, or in many cases, excess inventory at bookstores that have been returned to the publisher. The publisher puts a small mark or line on the edge of the book identifying it as a “bargain book” that can no longer be returned to the publisher for credit. Some books have no mark on the edge, but most do. If you can live with a small mark on the edge for a 50% to 90% discount, then you have found your reader’s paradise.
Your book will always be new and in good condition. Since our books are publisher overstocks there may be very minor wear or bends to the book, or there may be a sticker on the front or back cover. Minor wear can be expected since some items may have been handled a few times, but the majority of our books are in great condition.
In some rare cases, the actual covers for a book might not match the one depicted in the display picture. Please be assured these are still top-quality books and the content will still be the same as described.
We do have a smaller selection of titles we call our Scratch & Dent books. Scratch & Dent are new books but may have dents, scratches, torn or missing dust jackets etc. They will be structurally sound and guaranteed great for reading. Scratch and Dent books are not eligible for returns as they are sold as-is and are final sale. With that said, if they are for any reason compromised structurally, please contact our Customer Service team as we would be happy to assist with a remedy.
We also offer a selection of Special Buy books which are brand new books printed specifically for Kidsbooks.com. Unlike our Bargain Book books, these titles have no line or dot on the edge.