THURSTON BOOK EXCHANGE
5505 Main St.
Springfield, OR 97478
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Summer is here, with a vengeance! We try and keep the bookstore at a cool 70 degrees to make summer shopping a pleasant experience. What could be more relaxing than a cool bookstore on a hot afternoon, mellow music, yummy candles to smell, and all the books your heart could desire!
Authors are known to hold off on book release dates for summer. This has definitely been true this summer: Stephen King has just brought out his new hardback Finders Keepers (the sequel to Mr Mercedes), David Baldacci is introducing a new character in Memory Man, and Lucas Davenport is back in John Sandfords Gathering Prey featuring a Manson like family of killers. Nelson DeMille has a new John Corey book out Radiant Angel, EJ James has Grey's version of his story in Grey, and Harlan Coben's new stand alone book 'Strangers' is out. All of these except Grey are in hardback and may not be in stock until you order it. However, any book ordered new is always 25% off and can be in your hands in a matter of a day or two.
Some of the newly released paperbacks include: Rosanne Bittner's Do Not Forsake Me, Kiss Me, by Susan Mallery, New Hope by Robin Carr, A Promise of Forever by Marilyn Pappano, Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis, Undead and Unwary by Mary Janice Davidson, Islands of Rage and Hope by John Ringo, Showdown at Gun Hill by Ralph Cotton, Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter Bad Men Die by Wm. Johnstone, and Power Play by Catherine Coulter just to name a few.
We give 25% or 1/4 of the publisher's price IN CREDIT for other books. We DO NOT buy books. Our books sell at 50% or 1/2 the publishers price. We take in books from all genre's, however due to our large inventory, we must be very selective on what we take in. Our needs vary according to our inventory and consumer trends. We limit trades on newer book releases...they can only be traded out if newer releases are traded in. Otherwise they are still half price but on a cash basis. We also have to limit some of the more popular genre's such as science fiction/fantasy, and urban fantasy. These can be traded out if the same type are traded in.
We have a .25 cash service charge per book traded out. If you were to use credit for 3 books, you would need to pay .75 in cash. We save leftover credit in our trusty card system.
We do ask that you limit your per day trades to one manageable box or one bag. This keeps us from getting too backed up and helps us have more time to give you good customer service!
In addition to thousands of used books we also have a new book section of current bestsellers. These books are marked down to 25% off the publishers price. If you are interested in ordering new books from us, we place orders twice weekly. If you time it right and we have an order going in that day, we usually can get your books for you by the next day. Please come to us with your special orders, we will do all we can to get them for you!
This is a great computer program that can let us look up books for you by author, title, genre, characters name, setting, time period, plot points and more. So if you're dying for a book set in the highlands of Scotland featuring a werewolf, we can help!
Audio books on CD and MP3 format are a growing part of our store. Most of these are for rent, though we do carry a smaller stock of audios for sale. Our rental rates are: $3.50 for 1 week, and $2.00 for 3 days. If you need it for longer than a week, we'll work with you on a great rate.