Pricing Policy

The great majority of the books and other items we sell are priced at half the current list price or less — but some are not:

  • Specially priced new merchandise, including promotional and packaged items produced for the value-conscious consumer and priced by the publisher, and select current merchandise
  • Collectibles and out-of-print materials
  • Select items sold on the Internet through affiliated websites
HARDBACK BOOKS and TRADE EDITIONS are priced with our sticker or in pencil. These may include:
  • Books purchased from the public
  • Publishers’ special closeouts

POCKET-SIZE PAPERBACKS (4 1/8” x 6 3/4”) are half the publisher’s cover price unless marked otherwise.

MAGAZINES are priced as marked with a sticker.

COMIC BOOKS are half price unless marked otherwise.

MEDIA and GAME items are priced individually with our sticker.

We cannot sell items with altered prices or mutilated price stickers.

Return Policy

Cash refunds and charge card credits on all merchandise are available within 7 days of purchase with receipt. Merchandise charged to a credit card will be credited to your account. Exchange or store credit will be issued for merchandise returned within 30 days with receipt. Cash refunds for purchases made by check are available after 12 business days, and are then subject to the time limitations stated above. Please include original packaging and price tag when making a return. Proper I.D. and phone number may be required where permitted. We reserve the right to limit or decline refunds.

Gift cards cannot be returned for cash, except as required by law.

All sales at Half Price Books Outlet locations (Bloomington, IN; Bowling Green, KY; Olympia, WA; and Rockford, IL) are final. No returns or refunds. Items purchased at other Half Price Books locations may not be returned at a Half Price Books Outlet location.

The personal information you provide is confidential and will not be sold, rented or disclosed to a third party for commercial purposes or other purposes, except as may be required by law. Additional details concerning the privacy and security policies that apply to information provided by customers selling used merchandise to Half Price Books are available upon request.