Purchase – Exchange – Donate
Purchase – You Pay
- New Releases & Specialty Authors – Half of Publishers Price
- Paperbacks/Mass Market – 50% off publishers price, minimum $4.00
- Trade Size – Approximately 33% off publishers price, minimum $7.99
- Hard Backs – Approximately 33% off publishers price, minimum $10.00
- Classics – Minimum $4.00
- Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Minimum $4.00
- Kids, Tweens, and Young Adults – 50% off publishers price or priced as marked
- Up to 500 – $5.00
- 501-999 – $6.00
- 1000 – $7.00
- 1500 – $8.00
- 2000 – $9.00
- 3000-4000 – $10.00
- 4000+ – $11.00
- We do not take Puzzlebug
Exchange – In
(Books, audio books, and puzzles purchased at Helen’s Book Mark)
We give exchange credit for any books and puzzles purchased at Helen’s Book Mark. Books and puzzles not purchased at Helen’s Book Mark we give exchange credit for any that are in good condition and that we can use in stock. The exchange is based on inventory needs which can change daily.
Exchange – Credit
- Paperbacks, mass market – You receive 35% of publishers price as in-store exchange credit (if there is no publisher’s price you will receive 35% of price we mark for resale
- Paperback sci-fi, westerns, and classics are separated out by credit amounts
- Trade size and hard backs – You receive 35% of price we mark for resale
- Puzzles – You receive 35% of price we mark for resale
Exchange – Out
- Paperbacks, mass market – We deduct 50% of publisher’s price from your book exchange credit
- Trade size and hard backs – Price as marked, purchase only
- New releases and specialty authors – 50% off publishers price, not on exchange, purchase only
- Puzzles – We deduct the price marked from your puzzle exchange credit
Exchange – In and Out Example
- In: You bring in 10 books with a publishers price of $9.99 each; you will receive a 35% in store credit of $35.00
- Out: You take out 5 books with a publishers price of $9.99 each; we will deduct 50% ($25.00) from your in store exchange credit, so you pay only $2.50 per book + tax for a total of $13.47. You will also have a $10.00 credit on your account to use for future purchases.
If you do not want exchange credit we will accept your books as donations. You may bring your donations during store hours Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9:30 – 5:00. For large donations we prefer you come in on Saturday when we have additional staff. Please remember books must be in good condition. if you are unable to bring your books into the store, give us a call at 760.746.6362 to set an appointment for possible book pickup.
Books we can’t use are re-donated to charitable organizations such as Veterans, Ramona Food and Clothes Closet, Salvation Army, and Goodwill.
We do not buy books. All books accepted are on for the exchange program only. No cash is ever given for books brought in.