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Buying Policy

We are primarily a paperback fiction bookstore.  That said, we regularly buy both paperbacks and hardbacks in good condition, and are always interested in hardback classics and non-fiction.   The only books that we are NOT currently purchasing are Hardback books without their jackets (paper covers that come on the new books) and Serial Romance (i.e. the numbered series as distributed by Sillouette/Harlequin).  

We pay cash for paperback fiction at ten percent (10%) of the publisher’s price of the book, and between 5-10% for hardbacks selected for purchase.  For purchases over $25.00, we reserve the right to pay by check.  The Frugal Bookworm also reserves the right to decline to purchase any book at any time.

Trade Policy

On books offered for trade, we will “pay” twenty-five percent (25%) for paperbacks accepted and ten percent (10%) for hardbacks.  The total amount will be credited to an account in your name which will be maintained at the Frugal Bookworm.  No card, paper receipts, or records will be required of you, the customer.   Book Credit may be redeemed immediately and will be held in your name indefinitely.  All you need in order to access your credit balance is knowledge of the name and phone number used to set up the account.

Book credit may be applied to sales of any used books (paperback, hardback, or audiobook) in store with the exception of books specified as Collectibles.  You do not have to bring in a certain type of book to purchase that type of book.  Your credit applies to ALL used books. 

Book Credit may not be used to purchase New books or Giftware.  On check out, your credit will pay half the total of used books purchased, the other half paid by customer at check out.   Sales tax must be collected on all trade transactions by Oklahoma State Law and this tax amount will be included in the paid portion of each transaction.

While we allow unlimited items to be left with us, those who wish to sell or trade a large quantity of books should expect to leave them for later processing.  Please let us know on drop-off if you are selling for cash or book credit, and what you would like us to do with any books that we cannot use.  We will be happy to either return them to you, if you like, but we donate what we do not use to the Blue Star Mothers for shipment to our troops overseas.   If you request that remaining books be returned to you, please be prompt in returning for pickup.  Books that are not picked up within 3 days after you are contacted may be donated at the next pick-up and will not be available for return.


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