How to use powells books coupons powells books is a large retailer of new and used books whose online store has a worldwide reach. The dust jacket has library markings the book was at one time the property of a lending library but is in otherwise good condition. That is the very basic formula for your run of the mill books. There are a zillion sites offering cheap books online, and if youre not sure where to start, youre in the right place.
This is the equivalent of mint condition in numismatics. Our money back guarantee all our new, used, and outofprint books are in good reading condition guaranteed. It says it is the world s largest independent new and used bookstore in the world with more than one million 1,000,000 books on its shelves. Bezos wanted powells to be its sole supplier of used books. Since 1970, our retail store in hyde park, near the university of chicago, has specialized in academic and scholarly books in the fields of. If you do not already have an account, dont worry, setting up an account is easy. Customers can find event sales and seasonal promotions by checking the special offers section on their home page. Customers can also find discounted featured selections. Beginners guide to constructing the universe by michael schneider and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The dust jacket has library markings the book was at one time the property of a lending library. The set of terms below were proposed in 1949 by ab bookmans weekly. Interacted with customers requesting further information about the condition of their items, as powells sells used books as well as new. This tends to be a characteristic of the used superstores with zillions of books, scoop em up and crank em out. The company claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the u.
Powells city of books in portland, or 97209 citysearch. Find thomas wolfe s civil war by wolfe, thomas at biblio. Online sales used book condition descriptions used. Aug 31, 2015 assuming the books are not defaced or drawn on with crayons here are some ways to sell them assuming you are in the us.
Virtual credit sometimes referred to as trade is credit that we place directly in your powells books account. Reliable customer service and nohassle return policy. The complete poetical works of james whitcomb riley by. Why portlands famed powells books will outlive the kindle.
The fabled powells uses standard used condition, an almost meaningless term. Powells books the worlds largest independent bookstore. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Powells made it easy i sold my books in one batch instead of piecemeal, and the free shipping was great. The company includes retail, online and wholesale divisions. Ensured accuracy of product being sent for customer. Powell s is an independent bookstore based in portland, oregon. Quality bookseller with free shipping that donates a book for every book sold. Why i have given up on powells books naked capitalism. It goes without saying, i highly recommend powells. Turn your books into cash or get even more value in store credit. The set of terms below were proposed in 1949 by ab bookman s weekly.
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Does anyone know how powells places value for exchanging books. Take the books to the used book counter at your nearest powells books store, and if the store is interested, then youll get an offer for them. Items ordered from powells books, inc may be subject to tax in certain states, based on the state to which the order is shipped. As new means that the book is in the state that it should have been in when it left the publisher. See 3 photos from 25 visitors to powells books corporate office. Support small business, the environment and literacy. Inca gold a dirk pitt adventure and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Powells books is a bookstore in portland, oregon, united states.
For the most uptodate information, click on each store location below. All of our stores and used book buying counters are temporarily closed. Why powells books continues to be an important bookstore medium. Also, it may have tears, stains, large nicks, or be considerably worn.
We are very particular about the condition of the books we will buy. It says it is the worlds largest independent new and used bookstore in the world with more than one million 1,000,000 books on its shelves. Browse our extensive inventory of used books for great deals on titles new and old. Items shelved at our remote warehouses do not qualify for the discount. For a long time, powells enormity was a measure of how much portlanders loved books. Cheaper than amazon books new and used books free shipping. Interacted with customers requesting further information about the condition of their items, as powell s sells used books as well as new. Does anyone know how powells places value for exchanging. Local bookstore will be a good option if you have one in your area there are not many of them around these days half price books and 2nd and charles are both chains that buy used books from the public. Weve looked all over and found 15 of the best online bookstores where you can find deals on new books, used books, textbooks, and more. Stop by one of our locations any day of the week to sell your books over the counter.
Youll just need to enter the isbn of each book that youre selling, and youll get a quote. The complete poetical works of james whitcomb riley by james. Before examining the ways powells books has used innovation to. If you like books, powells is a mustsee when in portland. Powells books 800 878 7323 an independent bookseller in portland, oregon since 1971, powells stocks more than 1. African american studiesgeneral curated by powells books. I made three large orders with them and most of the books were in worse condition than what i paid for. Online sales used book condition descriptions used books.
If youve ever tried to sell us your old books, you know firsthand how tough our standards are. I always sell my used books on the powells city of books website because. Scouting sites will point you to dozens of different book buyers. The fabled powell s uses standard used condition, an almost meaningless term.
This huge city of books prides itself in hosting not just a million books but a million of the best. I sold several books using the online system provided by powell s. The main store covers an entire city block between west burnside street, nw couch street, nw 10th and 11th avenues. Visit powells city of books on your trip to portland or. Powell s books is a chain of bookstores in portland, oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Enter the isbn of each book you wish to sell, and receive an offer immediately. Jul, 2015 why powells bookstore will outlive the kindle. Powells books is the only vendor on bookscouter who buys used books other. Powell s headquarters, dubbed powell s city of books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. Powells books chicago is the chicago areas largest independent dealer in quality used, bargain, antiquarian, and out of print books. Used book arrived in really good condition, basically like new, i was very very happy with it.
If you like books, powell s is a mustsee when in portland. Powells city of books better business bureau profile. How to use powells books for uncluttering unclutterer. Beginner math preschool learning book with number tracing and matching activities for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and kindergarten prep. Learn about powells before you sell your books to them. If you like our bid, just send the books to us well cover the freight and receive credit to your powells. Whether were buying in person or online, we only accept books that we consider to be in good condition.
Used books team more on next months cooperative venture by which university book store, seattle, wash. My inability to place an online order at powells books despite multiple. I have experienced nothing but dishonest sellers when it comes to book condition no matter where i order from i. Even if you dont like books, i would still recommend you check it out.
I was a hard worker and when i needed powells the most, they. Powells books does also allow you to sell your books online. Powell s books is a bookstore in portland, oregon, united states. As new means that the book is in the state that it should have been in when it left the. Powells has all the elements of a great, nay, awesome bookstore. Powells books books, find the lowest price on new, used books, textbooks. If youre selling your books online and they do not meet our condition standards, we may change our bid or decide not to use the books at all. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact us immediately. I ordered a book from powells and not only did it turn out that they didnt have the book, but this was after i spoke with them on the phone because they ordered the same book twice but they also waited to inform me of this, several days after it was suppose to be sent. It buys over 3,000 books every day to sells in its used and rare book sections. An independent bookseller in portland, oregon since 1971, powells stocks more than 1. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Located in downtown portland, oregon and occupying an entire city block, the city stocks more than a million new and used books. We have a huge selection of new and used books to choose from.
The asking price is up to you, but it really depends on the popularity of powells books gift cards. Amazon, ebay, thriftbooks, better world books, etc. I have been very pleased with their shipping practices and condition of books i have received. Plus, selling books to powells supports this amazing independent bookseller, and helps the environment by putting used books back onto the store shelves instead of newly printed ones.
Powells books chicago specializes in quality used, rare, and discounted books at our retail store in hyde park. Powell s city of books fills an entire city block, where it sells new and used books. Every day, powells books and thousands of other voices read, write, and share important stories on medium. I once emailed them and asked about the condition of a specific book and they actually refused to tell me. Powells has a strict conditions guideline, so be sure to read it.
We can automatically issue funds into your paypal account. About half of the books on powells shelves are used, most in very good condition. Powells city of books fills an entire city block, where it sells new and used books. We specialize in academic and scholarly books, but also carry general interest titles in literature, film, art, architecture, photography, chicago, and many other categories.285 708 674 658 1248 1013 1420 638 1379 1346 256 823 1477 988 1308 1206 1295 150 6 375 371 29 660 795 7 22 1093 929 261 189 275 670 39 782 1351