We have millions of books looking for a home. Some may be more well loved than others, but we stand behind every book we ship. Here you can find out how we grade our books:
Just what it says, direct from the publisher or distributor.
Could easily be mistaken for brand new. Undamaged cover, no missing pages, all pages undamaged (no creases or tears), no underlining/highlighting of text, no damage to binding, no writing in margins. If the book normally has a dust jacket, the jacket is included. This book may be an overstock/remainder.
In great condition for a used book. Has been read but has no easily noticeable damage to the cover, all pages are present and undamaged (no creases or tears), minimal underlining/highlighting of text (perhaps on a few pages), no writing in margins, very minimal identifying marks inside cover (including an inscription), very minimal wear and tear. May be ex-library, with usual treatments; if so, the book will be noted as such in the comments.
Very minimal damage to the cover (no holes or tears, only minimal scuff marks), dust jacket may not be included, minimal wear to binding, majority of pages undamaged (minimal creases or tears), highlighting/underlining acceptable on textbooks as long as text is readable and it is not an excessive amount, no missing pages. May be ex-library with usual treatments; if so, the book will be noted as such in the comments.
These are books that have been saved from being unnecessarily discarded. This book has a lot of history, but still deserves a loving home. Some significant wear to the cover but still intact; binding may be slightly weak but all pages attached. There might be writing in margins, or underlining/highlighting of text; there are no missing pages. Dust jacket may not be included. May be slightly stained or discolored, but not excessive. If this item is ex-library with usual treatments or has some unusual or severe type of damage, such as water or binding, it will be noted in the comments.
We do our very best to grade products consistently and accurately to ensure that they adhere to these guidelines. If you have further questions about the condition of a book, please feel welcome to contact Customer Care directly by submitting a support ticket below.