Store Policies

Payment Methods Accepted

Bookstore Terms

Payment methods: Pay Pal, checks, money orders (U.S. only; no international checks or money orders accepted). Books shipped world wide. Domestic U.S. shipping $6.00 for the first book, $2.50 each additional.  On all domestic uninsured packages our responsibility ends with the U.S.P.S. proof of mailing.  There will be no exceptions.

Shipping Terms

Orders usually ship within 3 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Any item can be returned to us within ten days, for any reason whatsoever as long as it is in the same condition that it was when we sent it to you.  However, if you do intend to return a book, please notify us as soon as possible.  In the event that we have sold you a book that has been determined to be inauthentic or mis-described, it can be returned to us at ANY time.

At The Book Asylum we offer store credit for gently used books.  Store credit may only be used for in store book purchases, it will not apply to online purchases, or any new book purchase.  We may, at any time, limit the amount we can take in if we are overstocked in a certain area. Please do not email a list of your books.  Book condition is the most important factor.  In most cases we will not offer any credit for book club editions.  

How our credit works: After you have store credit, when you make a purchase, you pay 50% and the remaining 50% comes from your credit. Credit is only good on "used"books.

Mass Market Paperbacks (the smaller paperbacks) are worth  $0.25

Trade Paperbacks (the larger paperbacks) are worth  $0.50

Fiction and Non Fiction hardcovers are worth  $1.00 

Please do not bring in:

  • Books that have been wet, moldy or that smell
  • Reader's Digest Condensed books
  • Books that are in poor condition, an old is not necessarily valuable
  • Encyclopedias
  • Books without covers
  • Books that have new editions published each year (travel guides)
  • Textbooks