Book Rating Guide

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We try to grade each product in our inventory accurately and
consistently. We will often not have additional information available.

We use the following industry standards:
Guidelines for New and Used Books items:

New

Just like it sounds, A brand-new, unused, unread copy in
perfect condition.


Like New

An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover
is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any
kind. This is Suitable for presenting as a gift.

Very Good

A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent
condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or
highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

Good

A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All
pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if
applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include
limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include “From the
library of” labels.

Acceptable

A readable 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 cannot obscure the text.

Unacceptable

Moldy, badly stained, or unclean copies are not
acceptable, nor are copies with missing pages or obscured text. Books
that are distributed for promotional use only are prohibited. This
includes advance reading copies (ARCs) and uncorrected proof copie

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